Tuesday, November 14, 2006

In The Words of Pink

I'm not dead. I just seem to have lost my zest for blogging lately. What with work keeping me busy and stressed out, stuff to do with the family and around the house, I just haven't had it in me. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was the big controversy about aggregators using content and putting ads on it. When I discovered that my blog was not even captured by any aggregators, I started to realize that only a few people read this thing anyway and I felt a bit defeated. I know that is a little like chasing a robber down the street because he broke into the house next door while shouting "hey, what's the matter, isn't my house good enough to rob?!" but I'm weird that way.

So, I'm back. I don't know if I'm back daily but I think I can manage three times a week. I have been knitting. I finished this:


It's for my friend's baby. Born in September, family schedules haven't allowed us to get together yet, but I'm hoping soon. First of course, I'll have to get rid of the three freaking cold sores on my mouth, but soon. The pattern was free on Jimmy Beans. It is made with two skeins of Lorna's Laces Shepherds Worsted. I added the little flower on the hat to make it more girly.

I've also been working on this, also in Lornas Laces. Which, if I haven't mentioned it before, I love. It's the softest washable wool I've ever used and it really is washable.
This particular color is Mother Lode. I found it on sale, sale, sale at Little Knits. I don't know if I would have picked the color if not for the sale, but as it turns out I love it. The pattern is one of Wendy's (Knit and Tonic Wendy) that I bought at the Garter Belt. Her patterns are terrific. Wearable, mostly top down, and easy. Not mind-numbingly, death march knitting easy, but just easy enough to make yourself a cute little cardigan and watch "Dancing with the Stars".

So there you go, I'm alive and knitting. I'll be back. Soon.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!! I read your blog and enjoy it!! The sweater and hat are fantastic. I need to look at some Lorna Laces yarn soon. Love the color of Mother Lode (name's great too!). Can't wait to see the finished product!!

shrimpfriedrice said...

I READ! DAILY! Love the blog and it gives me a little glimpse into life in Minnesota . . . I moved south when I was eight.

renee said...

Glad to see you posting again. Blogging should be fun, not an obligation! If you don't feel like posting or get too busy, it's great to take a break, like you did. Don't worry, we'll be here when you get back!

Knittymama said...

Hey, I always miss you when you don't post!:-) But, i know what you mean. Sometimes I can't think of anything, other times i have too much to say and can't write it all down.

Chris said...

I just emailed you a link to your stuff in an aggregator...

You're one of about 10 blogs out of 200 that I don't let build up until there are 4-5 posts to read at once. I would miss you if you stopped.

Adorable baby sweater! And that LL sweater is just cool - bet it will feel great (and be machine washable - excellent).

Anne said...

Me too, me too, me too...

Er... - I mean I read your posts generally within 24 hours.

But blogging is for fun - some days the words are there, other days they're not. Other days they're there, but the time isn't.

Whatever.

I'll still be reading when you have inspiration.

(Love the colours in Mother Lode btw).

Kat said...

Hey, I read your blog - and I like it! I am not a robber - but I do check in ;-)

Beth said...

I'm glad you're okay. I've been wondering if you're okay. But, I understand about having a blogging lull.

Your knitting projects look great! I especially love the Mother Lode yarn color.

Sheepish Annie said...

I've had you in my Bloglines feeds for quite a while so you can consider yourself aggregated! :)

I was unread for a very, very long time it seemed. I have a small circle of regular folks now and it is really enjoyable. It just takes time...

I love the sweaters! I think the color in the second is just so rich. It will look amazing!

Wendy said...

The baby sweater and hat are very cute. I love the lorna laces color! Glad your blogging. I check your blog regularly. I finished the felted slippers. It was a fun knit. I' starting the bag soon! Wendy