Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm not sorry to tell Lyric Tree good-bye. I finally finished it last night, and Paige seems to be very happy with it, but I won't hold my breath waiting for her to actually wear it. Part of the reason for my pessimism is that our weather has been just too dang perfect! It was in the mid 60s today. A heavy wool sweater just won't cut it if we don't get some miserable weather soon. I know that was rude, you poor freezing people back East.
I've been reading Will Write for Food by Dianne Jacob for the last couple of weeks. One of the things that she says that makes a lot of sense if you want to be a successful blogger is to be dependable .
People will check in on you more frequently if they know that you will be posting often. OK, that seems to be something that I obviously need to work on. I'm not sure if I read this in her book or somewhere else, another piece of advice I've recently read is that your blog should be focused on one subject.and shouldn't veer off onto twenty different subjects.

Mmmmmm, that was another rule that I break quite consistently. I just have the need to share part of a video Kai took this weekend while we were at the coast. About a mile north of Heart Castle, is a elephant seal lion viewing area. I don't know who told the elephant seals  to hang out there, but they been there for as long as I can remember. Every year, in the fall, I think that we should go see them when the babies are there between December and March, and every year we forget until later in the year when all that's left are the lazy old males, who just lie there grunting. It was truly an incredible experience, so incredible that Russ and I plan to go there again this weekend without our kids, who, for some reason, didn't want to hang around there endlessly like Russ and I wanted to.


Tracy said...

Happy New Year! :o) I'm a bit late making all the round, and then got sick... LOL! LOVE the knit top--it looks very comfy and the hood is fun. But I'll take some of that perfect weather, please... We're snowed in over here. ;o) Very tender piece about the sea lions... Do go see them--they are a wonder of nature! Wishing you & yours all the very best of health & happiness, peace & joy in 2011! Stop by my place again, if you can, this weekend--I'm having a little giveaway. :o) ((HUGS))

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Sweater! Send your daughter back here if she wants to wear it LOL! How fun to go see the seals -- I'd love to do that.

And didn't you know that rules were made to be broken? I always laugh when I see someone write what you should and shouldn't do with your blog. Who makes those rules? There are a lot of really BIG blogs out there and some of them aren't even appealing -- others are fantastic. There are so many differing opinions and styles and hobbies and yada yada out there. I think you should write what YOU want to write. I saw a rule one time that said you should write everyday. That would drive me crazy if my favorites wrote EVERY day. I can't think of anyone I want to hear from EVERY day, myself included LOL!!!

Wool Winder said...

Nice job on the sweater! Your daughter will be prepared if the weather turns. The baby seas lions are so cute.

Willow said...

I agree with Tracy--go back and spend the weekend watching the sea lions! And visit the Los Osos Farmers Market again. I understand about the weather. I have a wool sweater that I haven't worn at all this winter. I should just send it to Tracy!!

frayedattheedge said...

I have noticed that people who write on a single subject tend to have a lot of comments, from which I assume that they have agreat deal of readers ...... but I like just wittering on about this and that! I do post a lot - every day except Sunday - but I do it in the eveining when we sit down after dinner (before I start knitting!)

Hege said...

Great sweater! Love the pattern on the back.
I did start out my blog as a knitting blog, but found it hard not to write about other things in my life, so I guess I'm breaking that rule many times ;)

Have a great weekend!

Z of ZKNITZ said...

Lovely sweater!

Rani said...

Ha ha ha! I love how you write about not changing subjects on your knitting blog and then throw that video of sea lions in there. You're my kind of person. I can be completely random abstract at times.

The sweater looks great. I have a new appreciation for them since I've finally started knitting them (not the baby ones, but big girl sweaters). And yeah, thanks for rubbing in the nice weather. Last week we were -34 degrees. This week it got up to 27 and it was darn right balmy. ha ha.

Beate said...

Lyric tree looks nice on your daughter!! Let´s hope for bad weather :)
Still winter here and I am not getting anything done!! Ivh.