Like The Queen
Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


Here's a Happy B-Day Hug, Bess Dear! I think the 'Sailboat' sketch is my favourite. :-)

Blessings for 5+++ more years,

By Anonymous Marg in Calgary, at 8:49 AM  

Happy Blogiversary, Bess! What a momentous occasion this is! Your drawings are wonderful! Great illustrations and quite humorous, too! Can you tell me where I can find the pattern to knit up that handsome man in the first drawing?

Love those gorgeous socks you just finished, too. Need to keep my eye out for that yarn....

By Blogger Mary, at 11:58 AM  

Happy Blogoversary and love to you dear Bess!

By Blogger Jane, at 12:07 PM  

Happy Blog Birthday! Wow, I just realized that BLD's 5th birthday is coming up, I think in March. We won't count that detour in 2007. ;-)

By Blogger Catherine, at 1:05 PM  

a very happy blogiversary to my blog's "little sister"!

By Blogger fillyjonk, at 1:35 PM  

Happy Blogday, Bess! I did enjoy your sketches in the "olden" days - I love the one about who's hobby costs the most!

By Blogger KathyR, at 5:48 PM  

5 years? My how time flies when you're having fun!! Thanks for 5 years of joy, and I am sure we are all looking forward to many more years of fine reading here!!


By Blogger Carolyn, at 8:22 PM  

Congratulations on the blongevity (sorry)! Your sketches are highly entertaining -- hope they make a reappearance once in a while. Since I've been reading, I did at least get to enjoy the story of Flidas. All the best!

By Blogger cathy, at 11:22 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Monday, January 28, 2008  

Like the Queen is 5 years old today. I've been trying to think of some nice way to celebrate five years of almost daily journaling. I'm not too good at coming up with contests and I am still a little too broke after Christmas to offer prizes. But I do want to celebrate in some way. I have grown so much since I began this blog, learned so much about knitting and writing and computers and digital photography. My talents (for yes, we all have talents) have had such an opportunity to flourish here. I've always wanted to draw and those digital-camera-less early blog days gave me the opportunity to get started. I've always been a diarist – of the Januaries of my life. I've never been able to keep it up throughout a whole year, at least, not till I went public with my diary and shared it with you, my dear, known, and unknown readers. I've made some special friends thorough blogging, and even those who merely lurk and read matter to me. You are all woven into the heartbeat of this exercise. I can't just let this day go by unremarked – uncelebrated.

Today's post is number 1590 and with such a trove of archival material, I've decided to resurrect some of my favorite bits of Queenly history. Each day this week I'll wax nostalgic and if nothing else, you can remember what you were doing back in those good old days. And so I begin with the cartoons of 2003:

This is one of my first and still one of my favorites – and if you own the Best of Lopi book, tell me – didn't I capture that man's handsome face well with just a few little fine point sharpie pens?

Another favorite of mine was this math magic sketch

If Bess gets 5 stitches to the inch
She has a 24" circular needle
She is subscribed to 4 knitting magazines
How many hours will it take to explain the 10 balls of cashmere on the VISA bill?

And the one about whose hobby costs more. (Hobby?!? Sailing isn't a hobby. Boats are for the whole family!!!)

I still get a chuckle out of these sketches even though I have shorter hair and BD no longer has that beard.

Although this is a going to be a week of dreamy trips down memory lane, I did want to share some current knitting content. Weekend FO's include:

Brown Sheep Brown Sugar Brown Socks


Nicky Epstein chenille roses and leaves. Made of Lion Brand Suede, which looks like acrylic chenille to me

I liked making this one the most.
And so – Happy Birthday and thank you for reading.

posted by Bess | 7:49 AM