I'm back in the land of knit blogging today. I've read all of my Blogline feeds; I've visited all of my favorite blogs, which are linked in the sidebars of the Knit Once blog; and I've visited Ravelry. All of this visiting has made it abundantly clear that I've been missing out.
- I miss the knitting and I fear that I've permanently lost my knitting mojo. The thing is that knitting isn't a habit for me anymore. It used to be that if I was home and "idle" there would be a project in my hands and knitting going on. I was home all day yesterday watching movies and it finally occurred to me late in the day that I should be making the most of my time by knitting: I managed to knit a total of four rows on my latest project. Sad, I know. Sad for the knitter I used to be.
- I miss all of you and I miss reading all of my favorite blogs and hearing what's going on with you. And while I don't really think this is an issue of peer pressure per say, there is something inspiring and motivating about having an on-line family who share your hobby. I can't count the number of times that I've been inspired to start a specific project because of something I've seen on your blog. I miss that.
- I miss blogging. I miss having an outlet for all the knit speak. I miss having the outlet for other subjects that I would like to discuss as well. This has never been a purely knitting blog, though it has been a mostly knitting blog.
- I miss documenting my projects in Ravelry and on the blog. And even though I haven't knit much lately, I do have two WIPs that have never been documented anyway. They are both over 50 percent complete too. This is most unusual for me.
- I miss the interaction with other knit bloggers either on my blog or on yours. The comments and feedback make the time spent on blogging worth it.
For me, the knitting and blogging go together. I know there are people who have knit forever and do not have a blog, but the two have always gone together for me. They are connected and interconnected. One feeds the other. The more I knit, the more I have to blog about. I just never realized until now that the more I blog, the more I want to knit.