And then there were seven

As in seven years ago today, I wrote a couple of paragraphs and made my first blog post @ knitorious. It is mind-boggling to think of all that has happened in that time — wonderful, tragic, happy, heartbreaking — hmmm, I guess that's life.

I continue to be immeasurably inspired not only by the knitters (designers, spinners, dyers), but by the entire World Wide Web of creativity and beauty — and humanity — that's out there and available to us all with only a few keystrokes and/or clicks of a mouse.

I am humbled when someone writes to me and thanks me for being an inspiration… for quitting smoking, for knitting a complicated sweater or a big-ass blanket, for putting it out there. I don't know — I don't dwell so much on the why or the what, it's the good feeling that sticks.


Anyway, I walked around the yard with the rented lens the other day. I think I'm going to like it!! I also found some tulips coming up at the back of the house.

We went out for pizza last night — which I'd had a hankering for ever since Tuesday when someone included pizza on their Ten on Tuesday list of 10 Favorite Pies. And then we drove out into the country to wait for the moon to hit our eye like a big pizza pie!


The sunset wasn't all that spectacular, but pretty enough thanks to the clouds; one way, then another.


I love the silos in this photo.

The one and only photo I shot of the moon — this is straight out of the camera just as it fully appeared over the horizon. It stayed this color for only a short time. I wasn't too impressed with the size of the moon — I have seen it much, MUCH bigger than that — but perhaps it was more impressive elsewhere in the world. I should be lucky that I saw it at all. It was fun to find a spot to sit and watch. We enjoyed listening to (one of my favorite Wisconsin authors) Michael Perry on Tent Show Radio while we waited.

I cashed in my Penny Parfait the other day. Let's have a blogiversary contest! Beginning now and ending at 9 a.m. CST on Wednesday, the person who guesses the closest without going over will win a yet-to-be-determined prize. Since I'm leaving later on Wednesday for an amazingly awesome, pinch-me type vacation, chances are the prize won't be from around here. For what it's worth, the jar was full to the neck when I took it in; the amount was more than twice what both my husband and I thought it would be — just an off-the-cuff amount that we both happened to choose based on nothing but our feelings. Mwah! Good luck and, whether a reader for the past seven minutes or the past seven years, thank you. Thank you for your inspiration, encouragement, wisdom, and love.


47 thoughts on “And then there were seven

  1. Congratulation on the 7 years Vicki, I feel so lucky to know you through your blog (and your big ass blanket continues to inspire me !)
    Have a fabulous trip!!!!
    I am awful with these kind of guesstimate but I’m going for $ 54.36

  2. Congratulations!
    I want to guess 214.68 just because I can 🙂
    Have the best trip and take loads of photos for us pretty please.

  3. We have a change jar too…. at the end of the year we count it up and donate it someplace. I’ll guess $117.27.

  4. Vicki! I’m so happy we met in the wonderful community and face to face. So much has changed in the last 7 years and we’ve been through so much together. It’s amazing and humbling, to say the least. Congrats on sticking with it for 7 years.
    Change jars can be so deceiving! My guess is $95.22.

  5. $42.78 (but I hope it’s a lot more!)
    Congratulations on another milestone. I so enjoy spending time in your company here in BlogLand.

  6. Congratulations on 7 years! I’m a bit late in coming to your blog, but have loved the wonderful images ever since we connected.
    And just becaue I can, I’m guessing $82.4368!

  7. Hi Vicki!
    Have been a loyal reader since the “big-ass blanket” affair. Happy blogiversary, and thank you. Enjoy your upcoming trip. And I will guess $49.22!

  8. My guess is $63.35. (Should we convert that to pounds in honor of your upcoming trip?) ; )
    Happy Blogiversary—it’s always a good read!

  9. Congrats on 7 years! I will have my 7 year blog-iversary this year, too…though I haven’t kept up with my blogging as well as you have! There are times I wish I could start over with a different name, different focus and so on…my early posts are not ones I’d post today. But I guess it’s all just a process. Have a lovely trip!

  10. Congrats on the blogiversary! I haven’t been around for 7 years, probably more like a year, but glad I found you. I won’t guess about the spare change, but recently when my husband cashed in ours, which was mostly pennies, it was WAY more than either of us would have guessed. However much is in there, it should make a nice little stash of mad money for your upcoming trip.

  11. How about $54.78! Congrats on the 7 yrs. I have been reading for all of them and enjoy EVERY post!!!

  12. There are a lot of quarters in there…!
    Happy Blogiversary!!!
    And I’m going to guess: $197.56
    (you inspire ME!)

  13. Happy Blogiversary! I always enjoy your blog and I wish you 7 more fabulous years. I’ll go with $124 because I like that number.

  14. Thanks for the Seven Years – Congratulations.
    I’m guessing $42.51
    Have a great Vacation!

  15. $47.32 – That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
    Congrats on 7 years. That’s a long time by anyone’s standards!

  16. My guess is $73.75…have a wonderful vacation and keep writing…I’ll keep reading, ok? All the very best…j

  17. Ahhh seven years!! Awesome!! Congrats and thank you for inspiring!!
    As for my guess… 82.50! (I feel like I’m on the Price’s Right!)

  18. congrats on your blogiversary! Have a wonderful trip and I will guess $226.12 (totally on a whim:))

  19. Congratulations on your blogiversary! Definitely a milestone to be proud of 🙂 I love cashing in change jars … always feels like such a triumph of ‘save’ over ‘spend!’ Hmmmm, I will go with $78.87 🙂

  20. I guess 118.25. I love reading your blog – thanks for your time and effort!! Hope you have a wonderful trip. Safe travels.

  21. Happy Blogversary – Thank you for your beautiful photos and the glimpses into your life. I am going to guess $167.32. I am not sure of the exact size of your jar but it looks to be about twice the size of the piggy bank that I regularly fill, although it looks like you have more quarters than we usually do. Enjoy your vacation!

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