Monday, November 22, 2010

Still Knitting a Little

I had a goal this year to try to blog at least one day more each month than I did last year. I've done pretty well, but I missed my October goal, and it's unlikely that I'll get seven posts completed this month, considering that the month is nearly over.  Jay Jay at Trouble with Trebles had a post last month about blogs, talking about how so many people are not into blogger as they were several years ago. I remember being so excited to discover the world of knitting blogs four year ago, and I've been a little sad to see so many people give it up. I understand, especially for people who put a lot of effort into their blogs, that there's a little pressure to have something of interest posted regularly.  I'm still not entirely sure why I blog, mostly as a craft journal I guess. I really don't have any idea how many people read my blog, but I do feel a little pressure not to be too boring, and when I feel boring, I definitely don't want to blog. Case in point, this month hasn't been any busier than my normal, somewhat hectic life, but I've been uninspired, writing-wise. I blame elegant empire. I just didn't enjoy knitting it, and I'm not happy with my finished product. It was way too big after I blocked it, and then I decided to shrink it a little, which only worked out OK. It looks kind of cute on Paige, but she's not interested in it. Oh! and I forgot to make the button hole in the band, and I'm sure as heck not going back and fixing it. I almost don't feel like blogging about it now, but I'm going to, and then I'll give it to the Goodwill and forget about it.

I did have fun with my little felt ornaments this month from Prairie Point Junction. I still have them up even though Halloween is long gone. I can justify the apple and pumpkin ones, but maybe I'm being a little eccentric keeping the ghosts, black cat, and Jack O'Lantern up.

7 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Not every knitting project is a success. Sorry this one didn't turn out like you had hoped.

frayedattheedge said...

A while ago I knitted a cardigan that I just wasn't happy with - in the end as it was pure wool, I felted it, and one day will make it into a bag. If you forget a button hole - sew the button on where the hole should be, then use a hook and eye or similar fastener under it.
I love writing my blog, but I don't get too bogged down in having to be interesting - I just blether on .... sometimes the posts I have spent most time and effort on elicit little response, then I'll post a 'quickie' and get lots of comments! I can check my stats, so I know how many people have read the blog each day .... I'm always amazed that so many people do!!!

JayJay said...

Sorry about elegant empire. :( It's so hard to knit sweaters for adults. Not only are they more picky about style and fit, but they aren't exactly going to grow into it.

I agree that part of the issue is the desire to write something noteworthy or interesting, have photos to go along with it, and look like you are actually doing some crafting (if that is the blog theme). After all that effort it can sometimes feel like no one is reading along (although a lot of my far away friends actually do read it apparently, they just don't comment).

Hege said...

Oh, I'm sorry the jacket didn't turn out the way you wanted it to. Hopefullt your next project will be great!!
Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

You and I definitely share an orbit pattern in the same universe.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh no! You'll give it to goodwill -- all that work! I too, am sorry to see the bloggers that have quit. I think most of them are going to facebook and twitter. I don't get it though. Really NOT a facebook fan -- I hate the format -- it's ugly and too darn busy!

labatterie said...

I'm always amazed that so many people do...