Friday, August 28, 2015


Look!  I'm posting!  It's only been, what, 6 months?  Clearly the 2015 "return to the blog" resolution didn't take hold, but I think there is a very good reason for that. It just took me 6 months to realize it.  

Once upon a time when I started this little blog, it was mainly about knitting.  Sure the odd vacation or race experience might pop in but mostly, knitting.  At that time in my life I spent a great deal of time occupied with or thinking about knitting.  I was never without a project and always planning the next one.  Or three.  I was a capital “K” Knitter.  You know, where knitting is not so much a hobby but a lifestyle.  The Knitters know what I mean. Then I started knitting less and spinning more.  All good, it’s a related craft.  Posting about spinning and then maybe some weaving made sense.  Fiber crafts still ruled my life, and it was fun to share about them. 

Fast-forward to today.  The spinning wheel sits in a corner, and it’s been a few months since fiber streamed through my fingers.  The loom is in a drawer with a half-woven scarf I started over a year ago.  And knitting?  There is still knitting, but now days go by without picking up needles.  I’m still on Ravelry daily, but rarely am I planning and dreaming about projects the way I used to, and thus, I have a lot less to say about it.  Surprise, surprise, I stopped posting (a fact of which my eldest sister has repeatedly reminded me). 

Am I still a capital “K” Knitter?  Yes, I think so.  But I happen to be many other things too, some of which I wouldn’t mind writing about and sharing with my family and anyone else that wanders over.  Basically this is a long way of saying: 

I haven’t been blogging because I don’t knit as much as I used to, but screw that, I do lots of other stuff that’s pretty cool, at least to me, and I’m going to see what happens when I expand my blogging horizons. 

The editor in me is cringing at that long run-on sentence, but I can’t bring myself to change it. Sometimes grammatically-incorrect just sort of works.  Besides, it’s a blog, not an English test. 

The weird thing about this whole little exercise and proclaiming I’m going to write about non-knitting is that suddenly I’m thinking about my knitting.  And since posts without pictures are sort of boring, at least I can share that one project is almost done.

If I keep dragging my feet on knitting the border, I might finish it right around the time it's cool enough to want to wear it.  See, planning....