Here I am (I think)

Hi folks!  I'm here...I'm fine (in case anyone was wondering).  

I know I've taken a bit of a blog hiatus.  I've been super busy this summer, lots of travel and not a whole lot of knitting, and I figured that when summer was over and fall arrived I'd get my blogging mojo back again.  I've been doing some thinking and am just not sure if I want to keep up with it anymore, ya know?  I'm just not that sure.  But I can't really decide.  But I thought I was due for a quick "Hi" post just to let anyone who's still there that I am here and all's well.  Just lost my blogging mojo.

I don't know what it is exactly.  I guess I just don't always feel like I want the upkeep of this, with all of the other stuff going on in my daily life.  I've gotten all sorts of behind on reading blogs, as well as keeping up on taking pictures of my knitting.  While my knitting progress did slow somewhat over the summer, I did get a few things done and I do have some stuff to share.  I guess the upkeep and taking photos and uploading and all that just got to be too much for me...call it laziness I suppose!  

I do like having this place to share my knitting, since as I've mentioned before none of my friends and family are really that interested in knitting.  The blog has been a great place to show it off without really "showing off"...know what I mean?  When you show stuff you've made to people who appreciate it it's not the same as tooting your own horn, at least I don't think so.  I do have a good friend who loves to make jewelry out of unusual items, just for fun, and together we brainstorm and then show our stuff to each other.  That's a lot of fun.  She appreciates my knitting even though she's not a knitter.  So I guess I do have her, but even still, this blog fills that void otherwise.  

Which is why I can't bring myself to just end it once and for all.  I like the blog, the people I've "met"...but I guess it's just the upkeep...the taking photos, downloading to the computer...uploading online...posting to the blog...all that takes time which sometimes I'm just not in the mood for.  I don't mean to offend anyone by saying this, that's not my intent.  I'm just being honest!  :)  Anyway, I'll try and get my act together and post something knitting related in the near future.  

Also I think I tend to get a little overwhelmed by all the great blogs out there...the ones where people really get into it and are very eloquent and say stuff people want to read.  I guess I just don't feel that I fit into that much.  I just tend to yammer on about my knitting!  ;)

So thanks to anyone who has hung in there and kept me on their reading list...and no, I haven't even been reading blogs or commenting...I'm sorry!  I need to get caught up on that too.

Happy Fall to all of you (fall?!  there's a thunderstorm going on here at the moment!).


sahmiam (laura) said...

Hey I have been reading yours whenever you post but I also really understand not continuing blogging. I pulled mine off for a lot of the reasons you stated. Also I was a little numb with grief,(after mom) and blogging was too much. Plus I feel like sometimes in this world people get caught up in what is not real you know? However after saying that I have really been thinking about starting up again..not really a knit blog just an everything blog that included knitting you know? But then I stop and think do I really want the hassle of it all? I don't know. You do what feels best for you.

Too Little Time said...

Great to hear from you - been checking in periodically to see when you returned. Doesn't take any time to check. I hear all your saying and completely understand. I like the people I've met and don't want to loose touch... but sometimes finding the camera, uploading etc is just too much work. Glad to hear all is well. Will continue to look for you :) K

peaknits said...

I agree, blogging sometimes can seem a chore - and then I think - we can take a break:) I have been feeling that way too lately - not "into it"?? Sometimes life gets in the way. I say blog when you can and when you feel like it - I'll keep on reading whenever you find the time! Take care!

Knitting Kris said...

I completely agree with you, and it seems like there's a whole bunch of us who feel this way. But I agree with you that I like the people I've met, and somehow, only they can really appreciate the amount of time (and your desire to do so) into a pair of hand-knit socks. Others just say, "Oh, pretty" and toss them aside. YIKES! Just post at will, and I'll be reading!

Nell said...

Do what you want to do. I know blogging and reading blogs can feel like a job sometimes. But it shouldn't. So do what's right for you. Just keep us posted as to what happens to you. We like you lots!

Anonymous said...

I get it! BOY! Do I get it! (BTW, I'm ok, too).

The only saving grace to the camera/computer download/upload is that I use the same photos on Ravelry so it all "must" be done anyway. But I get it. I've had a small glitch in my camera download thingie and I was getting a little frustrated. Hopefully I will be getting a new camera, too.

BTW, have you ever seen the eye-fi? Check it out! I'm thinking of getting it! www.eye.fi

Hope to see you around again soon.