Hello. Again.

Oh, er… Hi.

This is a bit awkward, bumping into you like this. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? How have you been doing? Me, er, yeah, I’m fine. You know, had a bit of a hard time there for a bit, but everything is a lot better now. Actually, it’s pretty fantastic and I am happy. The old blog? Nope, it’s gone I’m afraid, but hey, check out this new one. It’s all shiny.
So, what was I up to whilst I was away? Well I moved house quite a few times, and I have lived in quite a few different areas of the country now. From around other areas of the North-West, then right up to the North East, in Whitley Bay, where I met a lovely knitting group who met at Ring-a-Rosie, and then down to where I live now. Oh, and my book came out!

I didn’t really mention on my last blog that I was writing a book. I wanted to keep it a surprise for the day it was released, but by then I had moved, I never had access to the internet and I lost my blog, so perhaps my biggest and proudest F/O to date never got its moment in the spotlight.
So, instead, I’m going to kick this new blog off with a bit of excitement. I’ve got a copy of my book, The Knitting Pocket Bible, to give away to one commenter drawn at random.
The draw will take place on Thursday 1st March, selected by a random number generator. If you would like to be contacted via Ravelry, should you happen to be the person drawn from the hat, then leave a link to your Ravelry Profile in the URL field of the ‘comments’ section. The competition is open worldwide, and if, perchance, you happen to win and already own a copy, just provide me with the name and address of a lucky friend and I’ll swish it their way. Or keep two copies for yourself – you can’t be too careful now.
Of course, if you can’t wait to get your hands on a copy, then it’s available via all good online retailers. UK folks may want to find it cheapest on the very catchily namedΒ finditcheapest.com. Alternatively it is available in both the Kindle store and on iBooks, for those who prefer their books to be less papery.
So, there we go, a first post, and that wasn’t too awkward. I’ll get back to updating you with news of knitting and crafting soon, but for now please update your bookmarks and RSS feeds to this new website address and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win.

97 thoughts on “Hello. Again.

  1. So good to see you back. I can’t believe you wrote a book! So happy for you. Bookmarked you straight away of course! Please enter my name for the draw.

  2. Yay, lovely to see you back. I have missed you and your blog heaps. How exciting to see you have a book out too. Can’t wait to see what projects you have on the go.

  3. Mimiiiiiiiiiii! Damn I didn’t get to do the ever so stupid ‘first!’ post :p nevermind. I hope I win this as I never win anything and I like to win, err, everything. Anyways, cute blog you got going πŸ™‚

  4. Hey Mimi, glad to see you back blogging. We have missed you, even though you were still on Twitter. Congratulations on publishing the book. It’s a major achievement, and that is a great way to open the new blog

  5. Lovely to see you again! I already bought your book so don’t choose me! It’s really good by the way x

  6. Absolutely brill to have you back !!
    Glad you are all happy too, I look forward to reading about all your new adventures and seeing your new projects. Your book is a fine specimen,…. count me in for the draw πŸ™‚ β™₯β™₯β™₯

    Roxyrana on Ravelry.

  7. Ohhh here you are ! Nice to meet you again in the blog land ! We missed you, you know ! and congratulations for your book : that’s a brilliant way to come back !

  8. Just bought your book for my kindle fire. So happy you’re back. So happy. Awkward? Please. I’ve wished you nothing but the best and here you are fantastic. Well done.

  9. Congratualations on the book – I found it on Amazon just the other day and promptly added it to my wishlist!

    I’m glad to hear things are going well for you, and look forward to reading your new blog πŸ˜€

  10. Welcome back, Mimi! and Congratulations on your book! It must be a great feeling. I was one of those who wondered about you on Ravelry. I enjoyed last year’s knitting and crochet blog week and look forward to this year’s edition as well. Thank you for the chance to win your book. πŸ™‚ I’m knottygal on Ravelry.

  11. So darn happy to see you’re back! Missed you while you were gone from blog-land. How exciting to be a published author — congrats! Adding your blog back onto my blog roll.

  12. Yay it’s great to see you back online and blogging. Your blog was the very first I followed and I enjoy it very much.

    Congratulations on your book! How very exciting

  13. Your new blog is lovely. I have a growing collection of knitting books and this one would be a great addition. Thanks for the opp to win one.

    projectstashEL (ravelry)

  14. Oh Mimi, welcome back (or whatever, you know what I mean, loyal reader happy to have found your blog again). So glad things have fallen into place for you, and thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book! Should I be so lucky, I am “Frenchknit” on Ravelry.

  15. Hooooray! You’re back! I was growing sad because I didn’t know where you had wandered off to and you seemed mostly silent on Ravelry, too πŸ™

    So, a book, eh? Woo-hoo! A knitter can never have too many books and I could definitely use this one πŸ™‚

    renny1780 on Ravelry

  16. Nice to have you back Mimi… and your book looks fantastic, just had a virtual flick through it on Amazon, even if I don’t win the free copy I will definitely get the ‘ol pennies out and buy myself a copy.

    Congratulations on the new blog, book and being happy!!

  17. Oh gosh, I have been looking for you for months after noticing your “disappearance” and now I have found you again, with a “2012 knitting & crochet blog week” (yay!) and a book (double yay!). Of course if I can win a copy I will be all the more happy but still, finding you back just made my day, and it’s only 9am in France! πŸ˜‰

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