I really don’t know what to do with this blog. I rarely write anymore – partly because I have limited mental energy to spend on it, and partly because it feels like it’s just sharing knitting photos, which I can do more easily on Instagram. What’s the point of doing it here too? Plus I’m nearing capacity on my photo storage again, and my options are either delete old photos (don’t love this idea) or pay an obscene amount of money to upgrade to a plan with a bunch of bells and whistles I don’t need (not gonna happen). I suppose I can keep going as I have been, just writing when the mood hits me, though I’ll still eventually hit that pesky image storage limit. If only WordPress offered a little add-on for that!
Still, with all that said, I have been knitting, of course. I finished a sock and cast on another. The new sock is in Saucon Sock yarn from Kraemer Yarns. I reviewed this yarn eons ago and that pair of socks has been one of my favorites, and it has been the most durable pair I’ve ever made – they still look almost as good as when I made them. (Note: I machine wash my socks, dry them on the lowest setting for about ten minutes, then lay flat to finish drying.) And because of their cotton content, they’re so good in the spring. After thinking about it for ages, I finally ordered three more skeins to make more spring shortie socks. I cast on a cowl in my new squishy Malabrigo Noventa. In a moment of weakness, I ordered Joji’s most recent purple bags (and I LOVE them!).
Recently I finished several books I really enjoyed: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan (Picoult is the best at those mid-book twists), Park Avenue Summer by Renee Rosen (fact-based fiction about Helen Gurley Brown taking over Cosmo magazine), and The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz (another one with a mind-blowing twist). We’re caught up on the US version of Ghosts, so now we’re watching the UK version and really enjoying it. They seemed really similar at first, but now that we’re in the second season, I’m seeing more variation.
And I’m happy to report that Grace appears to be holding steady. I haven’t noticed any decline in the last couple of weeks, although we have had a few overnight accidents thanks to prednisone’s unfortunate side effects. There might be not-good things happening internally that will cause issues in the near future, but so far she’s just living her best life and stealing as much food as she can.
Happy Monday, friends.
Glad you have some good days with Grace. Interesting blogging debate. Whatever works for you of course. I’m enjoying my once a week posting – not a burden and works as a journal for me.
Good to hear Grace is holding steady. Love the purple bags!
Hobby blogging is meant to be fun, so I’d say do it as long as it keeps being fun! I’m glad that Grace is having good days. The bags and projects are lovely. And I’ll have to check out that sock yarn! Durable sock yarn is great, especially for gifts.
Thank you – it’s still fun some days, so I’ll take that. 🙂
And that’s really all you can do sometimes, is take it day by day.
It sounds like you are asking for advice. To help you decide what to do, let me offer what I like about your blog: I like the yarn reviews and book recommendations. I like links to patterns, also your opinion about the patterns you knit. It’s always a pleasure to see photos of WIPS and completed objects. There are some things you can do about the photo storage limitations short of quitting. Perhaps you could delete the oldest photos. Also, I always resize my photos before posting them. This reduces the data size. But like Nicole, I say keep blogging, even infrequently, as long as you enjoy it.
Such a thoughtful answer – thank you very much! I really appreciate your feedback, and the suggestion to resize the photos is a good one!
Your cowl and socks look great! And great finds on the Joji bags – they are your color and everything 🙂