Sunday, January 18, 2009

First post!

I signed up for this blog forever and a day ago, I think, but this is the first I've gotten around to posting. Not that I have anything particularly thrilling to share with the world, but maybe someone will find my ramblings interesting!

The name of this blog (and yes I realize that knitten' should be spelled with an 'i' in place of the 'e', but I thought it looked more symmetrical with the e) stems from the title of a musical I dreamed up during a long shift back in my days of retail. The musical, 'Knitten the Mitten' was to be Michigan themed, and each song would have a Michigan place name incorporated. "Dancing in Lansing", "I've Got a Thing for Ishpeming", and my personal favorite, "I'm Blue for Au Gres". Mind you, I have no musical back round at all, so mostly we just came up with place names and other words that would rhyme and went from there. Hey, I never said I wasn't a nerd.

The subject of this blog was originally going to be Michigan-centric, but I figured I'd expand and make it about anything and everything. I spend a lot of time in Canada and a lot of time attending various figure skating events (usually the reason why I'm going to Canada), so I'm sure you'll see a lot of mention of those two things. In fact, in two weeks I will be heading west to Vancouver for the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, which will serve at the test event for the upcoming Winter Olympics in 2010. I can't wait! I went to Vancouver last January and loved it, so I'm looking forward to going back, getting some good sushi, seeing some good skating, and taking a ton of pictures.

If you've stumbled across this little corner of the Internets, I hope you'll come back. I hope to be posting a little more frequently, especially once I have something besides a giant car repair bill on my mind. Don't you love when reality just sneaks up on you?


Crystal said...


I'm adding your blog to my list!

And yay!

(I've been going cross eyed over wedding guest lists for an hour, so you may want to ignore the all-caps-shout-out...)


Mel said...

Don't forget my contribution - "Up a Creek without a Battle." ;-)

Sorry it took me like SIX DAYS to comment.