Showing Up

So about this blogging thing . . . Yesterday turned out to be busy with routine things, and while there was certainly knitting, and while I thought about this blog, it didn’t seem like I had anything interesting enough to say to write it here and post it, especially since one of the key commandments of blogging is that with any post, thou shalt be able to answer the question, “Who cares?”

That said, one of the things I love most about my favorite blogs is that there are new posts, day after day. I can almost always stop by and find some evidence of activity, and I like that. It’s sort of like being awake in the middle of the night and reminding yourself that you’re not the only conscious person on the entire planet because the police officers and the hospital workers and the people at the National Weather Service are out there too.

I like having this kind of connection with other knitters. That’s one of the things that prompted me to start a blog. It’s not that I don’t know that there are always knitters out there knitting. I do. Ravelry is proof of that if nothing else. What I like, though, is being reminded that there are other people out there getting from their knitting what I get from mine, even if the only evidence of that on any given day is a photo or a few lines about a work in progress. It makes a difference.

So here’s the deal I’d like to make with you: I’ll be here. You might not always find insight or humor or technical revelations. Some days you might not even find a photo. But what you can count on is that most days–unless I’m out of town or otherwise out of my normal routine–I’ll show up and wave my knitting flag. It feels good to make that promise. If it helps anyone out there to have it, that’s even better.

Now that that’s settled, I wish you a wonderful last few hours of 2013. I plan to ring in the new year with the Lizard Ridge Afghan and Sons of Anarchy, Season 4.

See you on the other side, my knitters. Knit on!



  1. I know what you mean about feeling like you have to answer to “who cares.” I fall into the trap myself and end up not writing about things on my blog that are only interesting to me. Then the mood to write passes, I forget about it, get busy and it never gets written. While I know myself well enough to know that I won’t find the time to write as often as I think I should, or want to, I will read what you write.

  2. melinda

    Cari, you are the absolute best. When I hear you say that you end up not writing about things because they are only interesting to you, my immediate thought is, “What things? I bet I’d be interested!” Maybe we should both take that as a lesson – that if something is interesting to us, it might very well be interesting to at least one other person as well. 🙂

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