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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder?

Hello!  Remember me?  I didn't think so.

I have always liked the idea of blogging about all the creative ideas I have and what I make, but...

...Well, liking the idea of blogging doesn't make me a good blogger.  I love reading other creative bloggers posts and watching podcasters productions, but I don't seem to have anything compelling to say or show.  I'm not even good about taking pictures of what I make, so that I can update my Ravelry project pages.

In the past, after long breaks from the blog, I will come back to it, like today, and state that I am going to try to be more consistent in my posting and all that balderdash and then I don't follow through.   No more!

No, I don't mean no more blog.  I just mean, no more trying to be like the "good" bloggers.  I'm tired of feeling guilty every time I think about this blog and how I have neglected it.  In the future, I will post when I think of it and when I have time and, most importantly, when I feel like it.  No more bad bloggers guilt.  

This probably means that I will never achieve blogger notoriety or have a giant following.  I'm good with that; less pressure that way.  I just thought I should make what few followers that I do have aware of this so that you can stop waiting or unfollow me if you feel so compelled.  

Since I am here, I might as well post a gratuitous project picture, just so anyone who stumbles upon this can tell that it is still a yarncrazy blog.  The following picture is a hat I completed this past weekend.  The pattern is Fair Isle Hat by janelleknits on Ravelry.  I used half a skein of Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Worsted in the Onyx colorway and almost all of a skein of Plymouth Yarn's Gina in the 0009 Variegated colorway.  This is a great pattern for novice fair isle knitters, as the charts are very easy to read and remember, plus there are no long stranded carries to catch.  

Thank you for reading this.  Please leave a comment if you have one.  I'll be back eventually, you just never know when.  


  1. Hello, Bev! I have you on my feedly reader so when you blog it shows me you're there to be read. No problems, no hassles. I'm glad to see you have realized that just because you have a blog doesn't mean you NEED to blog. There's nothing worse than feeling pressured to perform. It's bad enough you have to work every day, don't give yourself more hassle in life than you need.

    Love the hat by the way!
    Be well.

  2. Thank you, Leslie. You never fail to make me feel wonderful. I always look forward to your thought provoking Facebook posts. If only we lived closer to each other, then the world wouldn't know what hit it!

    Take care my friend.

  3. Wow sounds like me !! I have a new blog Purls Paraphernalia, I feel your pain, beautiful hat BTW. Trying to finish my Christmas projects and
    having cataract surgery in DEcember put a real dent in my time line tho now I can see really well... Happy holidays


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