Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A bit of randomness

Is blogging like riding a bike? I was just sitting here going through my blog reader wondering why I haven't posted anything in a while. To tell the truth, there really is no reason. I just kept on making excuses in my head but that doesn't explain where my blog writing avoidance stems from. I'm kinda thinking aloud here so this may seem very random although it may make perfect sense to me. I think aloud, you could say I talk to myself but this is the way that helps me have a better understanding of a situation. It just bugs me that I enjoy reading craft blogs (even if they don't have pictures) but I can't seem to find the same pleasure in writing one. My nature is to seek logic and this situation makes no sense to me. Maybe it has something to do with me being my worst critic. I avoid things that I don't excel at and expressing myself in written word form is certainly one of them. but on the other hand, when I suck at something, I like to work on it until I have mastered it, then start chasing the next windmill. In all honesty, I partly started this blog so that I would have no choice but to work on my writing so at this point, I'm refusing to give up. Maybe I can use this blog in a theraputic way to help me get over myself. All I know is that I'm not ready to give up this blog until I have this thing figured out.

Sorry for going off on a tangent but inspiration hit and I just figured I'd go with the flow. I don't really have anything crafty to show but its been so long I forget what's been showcased already and what hasn't.

Right now I'm working on knitting a pair of Leyburn socks (ravelry link) in some Yarn Pirate sock yarn from the stash. Its really, really thin but nice. I just finished the heel and I'm working my way up the cuff.

I'm also working a labor of love which is a saddle shoulder sweater for my son. I'm trying to work through my stash so I figured I'd knit something for the little one. I'm fashioning it the same dimensions as a sweater that he already owns. I had to do it this way because I'm using the "instructions" from Barbara Walkers Knitting from the Top. I didn't use the word pattern because the book basically gives you the recipe and you have to customize it yourself. I love the way this is working out because I can make certain style descisions as I go along. So far I've done the body and I'm still deciding what I want to do with the hem. I can't decide between ribbing or a folded hem. I'll probably decide by this weekend.

Thats about it for knitting although I have taken a vow to finish my Primavera (ravelry link) by the end of Primavera. I only have the last step to do which is to pick up a gazillion stitches around and knit a cute, lacy border. I just need to knock it out so that I can wear it before summer hits.

This post is already long enough, so I'll end it here. Hopefully it won't take me so long to post again.



Tawana said...

Let me tell you. Harlem Purls i know exactly how you feel as far as the blog writing. I know I am not the best writer I would like to be but I am not which is why I don't write as much as I would like too. Especially when I have all this stuff to talk about in my head. But i like you am not ready to give my blog up and btw the way I still read your blog and look forward to your posts.

miukat said...

Don't worry! Your blog is for you and if you choose to ignore it, unlike your friends, it won't be mad at you :D I've promised myself to blog more this year and average about 2 times a week. Sometimes I don't have anything to write, other times, I'm just too busy. We will all be checking in when you update, hugz

Knitty Cent said...

blog writing is a labor of love. whenever you feel like writing, there will always be people out here waiting to read it. i love the colors in this latest project. can't wait to see it as it grows!

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking to myself the other day wondering what you were up to!

I think blog writing like anything else, takes practice. You just have to make it a habit and the blog voice will come. But don't pressure yourself too much! If I have a few days where I don't know what to blog about, I just come back after a few days.

Anonymous said...

I kinda gave up a long time ago on posting about my projects. Sometimes including all the technical details seemed like too much work. I'm not that organized.

So, that's why I merged that more technical blog with my ....let's call it life-issues blog. I think it was all my life's issue that were keeping me from creating a knit/crochet blog that would be of any use to anyone.

I still use my hobby to help me deal with my life issues, and now I use the blog to sort things out too.

I really don't think about it that much as writing but more like capturing all the chaos going on in my head and putting it somewhere. In written form.

cici said...

well, I think you are a great writer. I love reading your blog. I think it just takes getting use to, to make it a habit. I know exactly how you feel about posting though. I just can't seem to get in a rhythm. I like you am not giving up yet♥

sahara said...

Hey there, don't worry about it. Sometimes you just have to live. I felt like I didn't have enough time to write, and when I did, I didn't want to. Working at a magazine doesn't help, as I work around folks who can pull words out of a drop of a hat (ugh). But their trained journalists.

I totally understand. But it is a good way to keep up with your knitting buddies. Ancestors knows it's hard for us to get together!

Jeanine said...
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Jeanine said...

You know I KNOW all about the whole lack of blog writing. About the Primavera, its not so bad once you pick up the stitches.