When I started blogging originally, I looked at it as a way to keep track of my knitting projects, and once I started using Ravelry in mid-2007 I stepped away from blogging and just tracked my projects there.
stepping away from this blog around that time, I have tracked my
projects in a number of different ways, including an audio podcast,
videocast, Ravelry, Flickr and Instagram, not to mention my Snappy
Stitches blog for a brief period when I was sewing more than knitting
(due to a wrist injury).
Let's just say, I've never stopped tracking.
few days ago I was using the neighbour feature in Ravelry, which tells
you who you have the most projects and queued projects in common with,
and I noticed a few projects I had in common with one person were listed
as 'queued' not as actual projects. It dawned on me that I had a lot
of projects from the pre-Ravelry days that I never entered into my
Ravelry projects, so I pulled up this old blog with the thought that I'd
add some of my older projects into Ravelry finally.
I started looking back and reading a few of my older posts (did I
really sound like that?!?) it occurred to me that my little knitting
blog was about so much more than just tracking my knitting projects and
progress - it captured little snippets of my life that likely would have
stayed forgotten memories if not for a passing mention couched in that
day's (or week's) knitting.
It occurred to me that I
liked having this record of the mundane as well as the bigger life
events (how much I felt I needed that weekend, that dh had proposed, the
first time I magic looped [sometime in 2005 I think], bringing home our
So I'm back! I'm going to blog again about random life events - the mundane, the spectacular and everything in between!