Clearly I have abandoned the blog for a while. Like a lot of blog writers, I’ve run into the old “why am I doing this?” question. So many people who are better writers than me, or who have much more interesting lives than me, have started and stopped blogs. I’ve been keeping this thing up for 6 years! Who does that? Not many.
Anyway, I have not given it up entirely. I’m in the middle of re-thinking it. And while I’m re-thinking, I’ll just keep showing you some knitting. Earlier I teased you with a piece of lace I’ve started. There will be more on that soon.
Two days ago I finished these socks. They couldn’t be more simple. No pattern. Just toe up socks, my usual 2.25mm needles, 64 stitches, k3,p1 rib with plain gussets. I just wanted socks this color to wear so I knit them up.
I’ve kind of decided that writing this blog is something I need to do for myself, regardless of readers. At the same time, I always write as if I DO have readers, and I talk directly to my readers quite often.
Have you read “A Tale for the Time Being”? Beautiful book. I loved it. The writer of the diary talks to her reader, assuming at some point there will be someone reading her diary. I could relate to that. I feel the same way. Even though this is a diary, and a very public one, I figure that there will be someone reading it, sometime. Even if I only get spam comments that are caught and filtered out. Even if my blog statistics stagnate down to nothing more than random people accidentally clicking on and then out of my site. I write for myself, but with readers in mind.