This year it’s all about the Knit.
Now, I realize I am seriously behind on all of this. I don’t mean the fact that I am writing about the New Year’s resolutions on 9th February, but about the blogging thing and even the knitting thing in general. I love knitting, but not so much the social networking aspect. I love to read other people’s blogs and appreciate the large amount of work that goes into a good one. And although I am sloooowly coming around to the idea that this here is the place for me to show the knitting world what I am about, I am both extremely lazy and, well, a little shy.
But, as this is the year of the Knit and of the New Year’s resolutions that are adhered to, I am going to work on this blog. I am going to make it a thing of beauty, or failing that, a useful thing.
Not yet a thing of beauty or especially useful, this post is a statement of intent.
With this blog, I will learn to teach. My first series of photo tutorials will be about double knitting techniques.
With this blog, I will organize my unwieldy and random interests and research. I have a mile-long list of topics that I have been wanting to explore and the blog is a great way to process this research and share it. I think it could be the difference between having a look at something interesting on Wikipedia and really engaging with all the weird and wonderful things out there.
With this blog, I will document and promote my hand knitting designs and other works in progress. Keeping with the theme, I am taking the hand knitting seriously this year. I am going to publish one pattern a month (I really hope!) and here is the place to talk about it and, well, be held to account.
There is something about making public declarations. The declaration takes on a weight and significance when it is public. In this case, I really hope that means I will manage to do something interesting for you with this blog.
I have a ton of kinks to work out, so be patient, ok? And please, please tell me when you find them!!
So, see you here next week