so why don’t I actually write a post about what I’m working on? genius right?
as I was grabbing my knitting basket to take pictures I noticed a few things: I don’t have any socks on the needles(!), I’m using some form of plucky yarn in all my projects, and I’m using three different types of needles.
I’ll be honest, sometimes I find the whole
online (actually, I won’t limit this to just online since this has happened to me while sitting across someone) sharing of projects a little weird. I don’t mean the actual sharing, I love looking at what you all are working on, but rather some people’s reactions to what everyone is up to. there are some people that don’t care or even notice you’ve finished something (why follow me on every social media site if you aren’t going to interact with me in any way?) and that’s fine if a little odd. then there’s the group that gets a negative reaction from all your projects. I don’t want to say “angry” because I would hate to think sewing or knitting could get someone so riled up. there seem to be two school of thoughts in this group (maybe there are more, let me know what you think!): you knit too much of a thing (or just knitting the thing at all is seen as an affront) or you knit too much in general.
I started the year, not with resolutions, but with a couple of goals and intentions. one was to not buy any more yarn until I knit a bit of my stash down (vague, I know) and the other was a general “get rid of stuff” around the house. I don’t know how impressed I should be with myself since it’s only february, but so far I’ve been pretty good about the knitting and no yarn buying. two am sock yarn buying doesn’t count thank goodness! the rest of the house has been a mixed bag. I’ve somehow made more of a mess and I still have the exact same amount of stuff.
I had grand plans. I did. I thought by the new year I would be blogging again. I probably said that every year since I went quiet. this time I meant it though!
I probably never felt like I was gone, what with twitter, instagram, ravelry, and, once upon a time, flickr. I have been craving a spot that allowed more space for my words. there have been things I’ve wanted to say or share, but the moment passes.
but the blog, I remember having this blog and the joy it brought me (and the annoyances as well, lest we forget the nasty comments left here and there). poor thing had been neglected and looking aged. so I’ve been sprucing it up since the beginning of the year with the hopes this would recharge my writing. I didn’t think it would take this long, but moving an old blog isn’t as quick and simple as I thought.
will it work? we’ll see.
I’ve been knitting. oh, how I’ve been knitting. I hope to share some of it with you soon.