bad …

… blogger … somewhat bad knitter.

Life got busy with a new job and somehow 6 months or so just flew by.  The new job is great, but I just haven’t had the mental energy to keep up with everything.  One of my goals for the new year is to get a little balance back into my life.

Knitting suffered a bit too.  My goal of 11 in 11 (pairs of socks and cabled things) was just barely achieved and only with a little fudging.  One “pair” of socks were these tiny ones …

 tiny socks

Some of the socks were cabled, so they counted for both.  Not exactly what I had in mind initially, but still not too bad.

Some of the socks did double duty on the design front too.  I’m working on two separate cable patterns:

Hugs & Kisses:

hugs and kisses socks

and Manly Hugs:

manly hugs mitts

I’m hoping to have patterns written up and published for mitts and socks for both by the middle of January.  Eventually, I’d like to add a toe-up version to the sock patterns too.

chalk it up to experience

Glad to be posting again.  Really.  Yesterday I completely obliterated this entire blog.  I seem to have recovered most of it, but am missing almost all the uploaded pictures.  Not sure how, or if, I can fix that problem.  I may need to just move on. Also, none of my pages (about, knitting, etc.) are working. *sigh*

I’ve learned a lot from this experience so far.  Trying to use WordPress as a CMS is both ridiculously easy and crazy hard.  Oh, and fraught with danger.  ;)

Further adventures later today if I don’t blow it up again.

success!

Well, I took the plunge today and finally figured out how to move my blog over to my own domain.  Please don’t ask how I did it – I’m not entirely sure.  There was much swearing and frustration, but through the use of my super-secret librarian powers (judicious skimming & use of search and help files) I finally managed it.

If you’re reading this at its new home, http://handknitlibrarian.net/blog/, don’t go anywhere!  If you’re reading it from the old WordPress.com site, you should head over to the handknit librarian instead (there will be no further blog posts at the WordPress.com blog).