I’ve taken to reading a number of blogs since I started my own. Some are fab and I’ve got them listed in my sidebar, but ther are some out there that are just a bit odd. We’ll not talk about those, I’m too scared!!
Over the last few months I have found that reading about other people’s knitting ventures and everyday lives has really helped me re-focus on my own knitting and also made me realise that this passion that I have is also shared by a number of people. I’m not on my own. I love posting pictures of what I’ve made and feel proud when people comment on them. I also love seeing other people’s work. It makes me want to try harder.
One of the blogs that I read belongs to Stephanie Pearl-McPhee AKA The Yarn Harlot I started reading this one a few weeks back and I’m so engrossed that I’m now reading all her archives too. Stalkerish. Definitely.
Stephanie’s website went down a couple of days ago and I have been suffering from withdrawal and it’s been pretty bad! She put up a post explaining what was happening and that if we wanted to mail her, she would definitely read, but might not get back to us…
Well I mailed. And I got a reply!! Yay!! She didn’t say it, but she thinks I’m stalking her. I mentioned in my mail that I missed her lovely blog and that I was working my way through her archive, cos I hate not being in the know… She very politely told me that her blog would be back soon and that I could carry on reading her archives..
I hope I haven’t left a bad impression (do you think she noticed how obsessed I am? do you think she’ll block my access to her blog?) Crazy??!! Who, me? Nah!
Now don’t take this next bit to mean that I’ve given up on the Harlot’s blog (BTW, it’s back up and running now), but while it was down, I found another Blog that captured my attention… Fig and Plum
Once again, I’m reading through the archives. I know. I’m sad and demented. But I’ve picked up some great bits and pieces on making things for myself. Like Shea Butter massage blocks and homemade sugar and salt body scrubs.
I haven’t tried the recipes yet.. but the weekend is nearly here and I have plans!!