I’ve been reading different fourms on
Ravel-crack… er, I mean Ravelry about blogs, knit-blogging, and knitting blogs people read and the reasons why they read those particular blogs over others. A few people have said they like a certain blog because it’s not just knitting content all the time and you get to know the person beyond the knitting. This made me think about my own knitting blog. I guess I always figured "all knitting, all the time" was the way to go because I have a personal blog elsewhere that I keep "Friends Only" becaue there are things that I write about that I really wouldn’t want hanging out there for all the world to see. I’ve heard horror stories about employers finding out about your blog and then getting fired over it, so I suppose I’m just cautious.
If you blog about knitting/crafting, what are your thoughts on the matter? What about my blog here? Do you want more than just knitting content?
I appreciate any responses and will take any suggestions into consideration :o)
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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I blog about knitting and life. If I don’t have knitting content, I usually don’t blog. But sometimes I have nothing else, so I blog. I just don’t like the blogs that sign up on the knit rings but post no knitting content whatsoever, or very infrequently. For the most part, post what you want, when you want. I would think a little bit of you comes through in any post you make.