Tardy New Year’s Resolutions
This year it’s all about the Knit.
Now, I realize I am seriously behind on all of this. I don’t mean the fact that I am writing about the New Year’s resolutions on 9th February, but about the blogging thing and even the knitting thing in general. I love knitting, but not so much the social networking aspect. I love to read other people’s blogs and appreciate the large amount of work that goes into a good one. And although I am sloooowly coming around to the idea that this here is the place for me to show the knitting world what I am about, I am both extremely lazy and, well, a little shy.
But, as this is the year of the Knit and of the New Year’s resolutions that are adhered to, I am going to work on this blog. I am going to make it a thing of beauty, or failing that, a useful thing.
Not yet a thing of beauty or especially useful, this post is a statement of intent.
With this blog, I will learn to teach. My first series of photo tutorials will be about double knitting techniques.
With this blog, I will organize my unwieldy and random interests and research. I have a mile-long list of topics that I have been wanting to explore and the blog is a great way to process this research and share it. I think it could be the difference between having a look at something interesting on Wikipedia and really engaging with all the weird and wonderful things out there.
With this blog, I will document and promote my hand knitting designs and other works in progress. Keeping with the theme, I am taking the hand knitting seriously this year. I am going to publish one pattern a month (I really hope!) and here is the place to talk about it and, well, be held to account.
There is something about making public declarations. The declaration takes on a weight and significance when it is public. In this case, I really hope that means I will manage to do something interesting for you with this blog.
I have a ton of kinks to work out, so be patient, ok? And please, please tell me when you find them!!
So, see you here next week
Good luck with your blog! I’ve found that keeping up a blog really focuses me and gives my creative life some structure. It’s definitely worth the effort.
Thanks for the ‘good luck’! I think I will need it.
I had a quick peak at your blog–it looks great! It gives me something to aspire to…
Hooray! Welcome to the world of bloggery and enjoy every moment of it. I will read your work from afar. Best of luck!
Well hello stranger! Lovely to hear from you. I hope all’s well down under!