Monday, April 28, 2014

Hmmm....

I don't care to write the kind of posts where a blogger gets on and discusses all the reasons for not posting more often, etc, etc. but I am making an exception today because (ahem, cough, cough), I was trying to update my google password (a nightmare in and of itself) and I noticed that the one year anniversary of my last post is coming up this week.  Gulp!

There are MANY reasons of both blame and shame for that situation to have occurred.  I won't even begin to enumerate them.

The biggest and most prevalent of them all is that I simply don't know what to do with this blog anymore. 

It's not really a knitting blog, and I am not the sort of person who just gets on the internet to share intimate or trivial (or both) details of my life in an unending cycle of drivel.  I'm also not made of the stuff that creates profound or meaningful content for a large and devoted, or a small but dedicated group of followers.

What I am in a nutshell is boring.  Bored and boring.  I can't think up content to save my life and I don't really have that much going on in my life to draw from.

It's sort of a shame really.

Excuse me if if this is sounding like too much of a rant.

I wish I could be sparkly and witty and creative and have unending sources of wisdom to share, but the reality is that I don't and I have a terrible camera and little to no photography skills to create stunning pictures of my average knitting projects.  I've designed one more project since the last two I shared and I really don't think that it was all that exciting.

So there it is. If I don't come up with a new idea soon, the only reason that this blog will continue to exist is because I don't have any other way to link my patterns to Ravelry.


Maybe I'll think up something soon....

Meanwhile, you know all those socks I'm always knitting? I started something with the leftovers....
This will be my epic 2014 knitting project:

Sock Yarn Blankie, project name: String of Pearls


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

There is a Process

2013 has been every bit as challenging as 2012 was so far.  The good news is that I am still knitting, still designing and trying to keep the channels of creation open at every opportunity.

That means that while I am always doing something, there are many things I am also not doing.  So goes the cycle.

Regardless, I am trying to improve and keep at the things I love.

Here is a peek at a couple of designs that I am currently working on:
Thrill Ride Socks


McClean County Socks

The pattern draft is completed and test-knitting is underway for the Thrill Ride socks pattern.  I am doing final edits and will request test knitters for McClean County once the draft is ready.

While I love designing, I do find the "administrative" tasks of creating patterns to be somewhat of a challenge.  I wish there was a way to just think these patterns into existence.  This task is somewhat complicated by my very ancient PC which is desperately in need of replacing and my own personal limitations.  But I digress... I do muddle through the best I can.

I also have a Infinity scarf/cowl pattern that I may or may not get finalized and ready for publication.  I think it is quite pretty, but again, the technical side of creating the pattern is tripping me up at the moment. 

Meanwhile, the cats are keeping a close eye on my every movement...