Leigh Witchel did some investigating for his article in the most recent knit.1, looking for the first knitting blog. And what happened? Nobody owned up to having posted a knitting journal entry before me (March 19, 2001). Me! Surely that’s impossible (Leigh was specifically looking for knitting blogs/journals, not just knitting websites).
As he writes, I could have sworn that someone must have done this before me, but I couldn’t figure out who it was — all the suspects claimed to have started later. I even had a printout from Dangerous Chunky’s website (an entry in which she wrote about my site, and I thought that was so awesome I printed it out and I still have it) but apparently no joy was to be had from the links on that page, either.
But do I count, anyway? I blogged back then the way I blog now, which is to say quite infrequently, and in between my first post and my second, other people started up their online knitting journals and did a better job of it.
(I leave it to those of you with nothing better to do to dig up that post on the Way Back Machine. I’m not going to link it, because it was lame. About stashing too much. With a poll, I believe.)