I know this is a weird title for a post that appears an eternity after the one preceeding it; but, it's the best title I could think of.
I have been preoccupied with events of a decidedly uncrafty nature lately, but I have been doing some crafty things, and I will share the crafty bits with you soon enough. I made a decision a while back to try and keep this blog a craft space (cooking is included in that, I guess) ; but when non-crafty things occur, what to do? So to fill you in, since I last posted Little Sir had a birthday (ohai, we are three) that was celebrated accordingly (of course); and, at the beginning of this month, my father passed away--this event has sort of winded me a bit. Fortunately, we were able to see him a few weeks before his death and he got a chance to meet Little Mister.
In the midst of all the activity, I kept thinking, "I need to blog," but it wasn't under any sense of obligation; but I had a desire to "keep the conversation going" as it were, but, like I said, I was preoccupied with other things. And as you are aware, I just didn't get around to it; but, the blog is still here and if you are getting the feed, you are perfectly aware when I put up a new post, so no big deal, right? And I think that is one of the reasons I like my blog. I can blog when I feel like it--it's there when I need it and it's not really an obligation, it's a bit of fun in my life filled with a husband, two kids, a full-time job, a house that should probably get cleaned more than it does, and all the crafting I am able to squeeze in (seriously, it's a good thing I have no pets, they would have gone hungry a long time ago). Here are some other reasons why I like my blog:
- it helps me keep track of all my crafty obsessions (because I have crafter's ADD, obvs);
- it keeps me involved in the in the knitterverse (because I knit more than I do any other craft...I think);
- it's a place to ruminate the crafty in general (because, hi all it takes for me to get interested in something is reading about someone else doing it and mentioning a possible interest in it just once--as in: spinning? oh that sounds fun. oh, weaving, okay, sure why not? Don't even get me started on crochet. Please, no one start doing macrame. I have to draw the line somewhere;
- it makes me depart from me comfortable home of introvertedness (it's true, shocking, right?) every once in a while to chat it up with people (um, that would be you) who find my ramblings somewhat intersting (this still sort of shocks me; but, there you are).
But those are reasons why I like my blog. The reason I love my blog is the great friends the blog has helped me find (and helped find me?). I have made quite a few friends through blogging (real live actual friends). And that is something I never expected when I started this blog.
I talk about the bloggy knitty friends I have a chance to meet up with occasionally, but I feel like I have been remiss in talking about my knitter friends who have done so much for me lately and who I am really happy to have in my life (the real one, not just the internets one). After Little Mister was born, they got together and made a super-fabulous blanket. As a knitter I can appreciate every single stitch of this blanket.
Pam has a better picture here (but of course, mine has the baby). It filled me with all sorts of love and comfort (oh, and Little Mister aka Baby Disco likes it too, of course). And really, it's like a big fibery hug (I totally stole this line from Ashley).
And then yesterday, they sent me flowers to bring some spring time cheer; because really, pondering a loved one's departure from the mortal coil is not very spring time at all.
So I started thinking about how I have some really great friends, and I would have never met a lot of them had I not started this blog. So yeah, that's why I love my blog.