Tuesday, January 10, 2012

On Radio Silence

I write brilliant blog posts in the shower.  Really.  They are witty and insightful and focused.  And then I get out of the shower and there are a million other things waiting to be done and I get distracted and those well thought out blog posts fly away like they were never even there.

I didn't blog as much as I wanted while I was pregnant.  I didn't blog as much as I wanted to about all of the exciting fall shows and things I was working on.  My blog is also having an identity crisis.  While I still want to focus on knitting and share what I do and learn and all, I may be transitioning to much more of a lifestyle blog because despite my best efforts, I am going to end up being one of those people who can't help but talk about their child and all that goes along with that.

I only gave one knitted Christmas present this year.  It was a pair of beautiful brown socks knit in Happy Feet in a garter rib pattern.  I have been working on them for well over 3 years, they kept getting put down in favor of much more instant gratification projects or deadlines for shows.  They were for Ben so they took much longer than if I had been knitting socks for myself.  I completely failed to get a picture of them finished, so maybe next time he has them on I can get him to pause long enough for me to take a picture.

By the end of my pregnancy I had swelling induced carpal tunnel.  It hurt to do a lot of things, especially knit with smaller needles.  I made some big airy cowls and then worked on a pair of fingerless mitts for myself to match the hooded cowl I made last year.  I bound off last night so I will post a picture as soon as I sew them up.  Stop laughing, mom, I will sew them up! (not let them sit like those two purses I knit and felted 5 years ago and have yet to sew the pieces together.)

I wanted to knit E a little hat to match that grey blanket but I kept putting it off.  I put a lot of stuff off, thinking I had 2 more weeks to prepare for E's arrival.  Boy was I wrong, but that's for another post.  My point is, I am going to try my best not to put so many things off anymore.  I hope to get E's birth story written this week.  It will be more for my own archival purposes than because I think you really want all the details.  And it will be long, so be forewarned.

Anyway, I hope you are still out there, taking a moment to read, and that I have not lost you all with such a long period of radio silence.  If I was a dj, I'd certainly have been fired ages ago.


Anonymous said...

I'm still here!

jenthegreat said...

I can't wait to read your birth story. Love you. :)

shelley said...

No, I DO want all the birth story details1 Congrats! xxx