16 October 2010

Hi, nice to meet you!

Surprise! The blog looks so different now! Hopefully this latest overhaul will stick for a while, since it includes a number of elements I've been wanting to add: pretty buttons linking to other fun reads, tabs across the top to track knitting and spinning in progress, and a place to collect new tutorials as I make them. There's also an "About" page in the works; it should appear early next week.  I'm so much happier with the way this space looks now, and I hope you all like it, too.

One of my goals for this blog this year has been to be more brave about posting often, even when there's no knitting to show, sharing little things that make me smile, and giving you a glimpse into the parts of my life that aren't necessarily about crafting. That, and being less afraid to do some self-promotion when I put new items in my Etsy shop.

me, lost in a corn maze last weekend

If you take a look at my blog archives down there on the left, you'll notice that I started posting here in 2004. My first entry was on October 26, so my sixth blogiversary is coming up in just over a week. As I head into year seven (7!!!), I have a few little things planned (giveaways, a new DIY post), and I've renewed my resolve to make this a space that's about more than "Allison knits sometimes," but I'd also really like to hear your thoughts about what you'd like to see. My readers make me smile, cheer me up on tough days, and are always, always sources of crafty inspiration.

cracking up over wine with the girls, my favorite way to spend an evening

Do you like the Etsy Monday and Friday Link Love features?
Are you more curious about knits in progress, or would you just like to see finished items?
Would posts about school be interesting or boring?
How would you feel about seeing ads or sponsors in the sidebar?
Do you have any burning questions you'd like me to answer?

Please take a moment to leave a little note in the comments, if you would. I'm looking forward to learning what you have to say!


LEO said...

Whoaaaa the new look is SO NICE!!! I'm in love. Also that picture of you in the corn maze is hilarious/adorable.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...


And I want to go to a corn maze! Its been way too long.

Allison said...

Thanks for the compliments! That corn maze was so much fun. Later in the night we went through the creepiest haunted house ever. I kept trying to convince the other girls to leave through the emergency exits...

Neuroknitter said...

The corn maze looks fun!

The new blog look is fab! Between you and Rani I'm inspired to do some blog remodeling, too! :)

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