to be honest I don’t really know where to start. I haven’t blogged or written anything really during the last year. I missed my journal for example and took some notes and thoughts here and there but didn’t put them in the right place, into my actual journal. And now I feel this weird pressure of making everything right – even when understanding about six or seven years ago, when I first started to write a journal that there is no pressure, that I don’t have to write every single day, that I don’t need to be creative every single day. That having a journal means to use it when I need it.
Maybe that also meant I didn’t need it as much as I did before. But I miss it and I want to start over again.
Also for my blog and my social media in general I don’t any longer feel the need to spam you with all sorts of nonsense here and there. I’ve never been one to share stupid amounts of giveaways or ordinary/average pictures just for the purpose of sharing something, anything. And I don’t ever want to be that person. I want people to enjoy the content I give. To take something from it. Lately this became ever so clear to me.
My insta is having maybe two or three pics a month at the moment. I enjoy these pictures. This blog is having its last entry in September and I don’t really feel bad about this. There simply wasn’t much to share and talk about lately.
“to share something of value”
And I want to keep it that way, to share when I feel I have something of value, for me and you. I have a few patterns or rather a few more recipes for shawls I want to share. But I don’t want to feel the need to write only for the purpose of writing. Do you want to hear about a little accident in a yarn store where I again bought too many skeins? Do you actually want to know about another cardigan I’ve started or a new shawl or the idea to have socks? Personally I find my self not reading such “no content” stories, to pass by them,… what captures me is when I can learn something, when I can find out something new. And that is definitely no weird stories about a new pair of needles someone bought. How do you feel about this?
Overall I think this blog will develop into a direction of more info, more content, more understanding and learning. The reason for example why I don’t really want to write a pattern but rather give you a recipe is because I want you to understand what you are doing. Do give you the tools to recreate a piece in the same or a similar manner. To adjust a piece according to your needs. I never get gauge, I always substitute yarn and needles. And I want o make sizes that are not given in the pattern I bought. So I adjust. And I know all knitters can adjust and adapt a pattern to their needs. I also know most are too frightened and nervous, because patterns are not written in such a way and as a newbie you get nervous. I got nervous. I want to help with the things I’ve learned over the last almost 20 years of knitting and I hope you will find this helpful too.
so long, I hope you have an awesome year, let’s all have an awesome year, with more smiles and more little happy moments.
p.s. reading this last paragraph it makes me think of a famous phrase of a painter, you might know him… “we don’t make mistakes, we make happy little accidents” …. I just love this way of thinking 🙂