There is no easy way to say this. I have been unfaithful to you. I posted a partially finished project on Ravelry before I posted it here. On you.
I never thought this would happen. I have loyally put pictures of my crappy knitting on you for over 2 years now but I was seduced. Seduced by Ravelry's mad organizational tools. Seduced by it's oh-so-easy little notebook feature which puts all my projects in one place. I know, I know. These are pathetic excuses but it was a momentary weakness. I swear it will never happen again.
As atonement I offer you what I'm sure you will see as sloppy seconds. Here's the project I posted:
It's Fantine and, since putting it up on Ravelry I haven't worked on it at all.
This will never happen again. Trust me. You will be first in all things posty. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.
We had a wonderful weekend. Friday night was Bunko and I won a prize with the most number of Bunkos. Yeah me! Guess all those years spent playing D & D are finally paying off. I walked away with a cute mug and a gift card to Starbucks.
Saturday we drove over to North Augusta to see this. Very cool, huh?
No knitting accomplished though I did manage to get Boogie's Halloween costume cut out. The goal this week is to get that sucker sewn up.
This morning we're off to a pumpkin patch with friends. Maybe we'll stop by Starbucks and use that gift card.
We had a full weekend. We skipped ballet Saturday so that Big B could go to his first fencing tournament. It was USC's Chicken Challenge and we had a lot of fun. The results haven't been posted yet but Big B did alright for an old guy.
As much waiting as we had to do Saturday, you'd think I'd have gotten some knitting in Oh, I had a sock with me but Boogie and I kept ourselves busy watching the bouts and practicing our own smooth fencing moves.
Watch out folks! We have a future Olympian right here!
Actually, the whole tournament inspired me to get off my fat ass, brush the rust off my own epee and hit the strip. I'll start lessons in the coming weeks and you just might see me wheezing my way through a tournament one day. As long as it doesn't cut into my knitting time.
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. I've thought about re-working what I put on this blog. More knitting maybe. Less knitting and more "this is my opinion on (fill in the blank)". I even considered scrapping the whole blog and leaving blogdom behind. So what's the deal here? Why all this angst over what is, in the end, simply an interactive web page?
Well, after visiting Mouse's blog and reading this, it became clear. Go ahead, take a peek. I'll wait.
I had a huge "DUH!" moment. I had allowed the fun of blogging to be completely sucked out of me. Instead I found myself feeling obligated; obligated to fill in details of my surgery/vacation/life and really, that's just silly. Blogging should be fun and should be approached as the hobby it is, not with the "post or die" mentality I had fallen into. That sort of grim determination to write should be reserved for the great American novel that I'm currently working on. (Okay. It's not a novel. Maybe more a novella or a pithy little short story.)
My point is that I was taking my self too freakin' seriously on this blog and, if I turned any of you off or sounded stupid or just plain bored the shit out of you, I apologize. And if you've stuck around after this self-important bit of crap well kudos to you and thanks!
Anyone else out there experience this? I'd love to hear how you dealt with it. As for me, I'm jumping back on the blog carousel of fun to enjoy to ride.