Today I went through my Google reader feeds and removed all the knitting blogs that were at inactive domains or hadn't posted in over 2 years. I removed 28 blogs! It was quite sad, actually. So many of these people are lost to me now as the only way I "knew" them was through their blogs. To be fair, mine would have fallen to the wayside with those others. I used to blog all the time; that's how knitters communicated project details! But with the unveiling of Ravelry knitters have a much more streamlined way to share information. All of this has been said before. In short, Ravelry replaced my blog.
But I find that I don't share the setbacks or the "OMG, I am so excited about this project because _____" on Ravelry. Not that I think the world particularly cares what yarn I choose for a given mystery shawl, but I enjoy going back through my archives.
This blog won't be strictly a "knitting blog" anymore. And I'm sure I won't update regularly, but I have this resource available to me and I intend to use it again.
My last update was shortly after I defended my doctoral thesis. Now, I am in post-doctoral fellowship #2.
My pets grew up! Had I even posted about my dog? She's 3 now!
I've moved to the state capital & while I miss my old hometown this one has its perks (like varied ethnic restaurants, a lake practically in my back yard, and my boyfriend). Though, almost every friend I've made here has moved away.
I still knit, but it tends to be in phases. I am currently in one of those phases right now, and probably will be through the end of November (SAFF is in late October, so I always get excited about it in summer and ride the high until I get bogged down by the holidays).
I almost always knit from my stash. In fact, pretty much the only time I buy yarn is at SAFF.
I turned 30. No, I'm not sad about it.
Only 1 of my 3 best friends lives in the same state as me. Yes, I am sad about it. But, I get to see the others at least twice a year, so we make do!
I still love alpaca - which means that when it comes down to it I haven't changed a bit!