Sunday, November 18, 2007

Dear Blogland...

Welcome to my humble blog. I'm sure you've heard that before.
By the time you're reading this, I've already posted a few more entries (3? 10? dozens? we'll see!) and come out of the blogging closet. For now, I'm keeping it quiet. For now, this is my much-needed outlet of anonymity and knitting goodness. For now, I can confide anything here I want to and hopefully build up to being out about it.
In the meantime, here’s a little about me. I'm a not-quite-thirty with a bit of a problem with tension. Two kinds, really - the kind that makes for good consistent needle knitting (yay!) and the kind that gives you ulcers and chronic pain (boo!). My problem with them is not enough of the first and too much of the latter, but I've recently discovered much love for loom knitting. Tension is important on a loom or rake or board, but it is not so difficult to maintain. Like life, it’s about balance, and yet the act of creation on the loom still takes away a bit of that other deplorable kind of tension.
Having been sucked in by some of your beautiful knitblogs (namely Yarn-a-Go-Go, PieKnits, and brooklyntweed), where I lost time but gained far more invaluable inspiration, I wanted to try to bring the same freshness and personality to knitting without needles (KWON). We'll see if I succeed, right?
I have a houseful of cats, a best-friend dog and a best-friend husband who are the only souls who know about this blog. Only a couple of people even know I knit. Perhaps you're wondering what the big deal is? This new hobby comes at a point in my life where I'm considering leaving the safe comfortable exhausting job for which I spent a lot of time in school in favor of the risky creative job I think I might like a lot more. For me knitting is about more than a hobby. It's about finding out some things about myself. It's about exploring a side of my personality I keep locked up (and shouldn't we all do that?). And most of all, it's about finding pride in what I do... whatever that turns out to be.
And it's all brought to you online. Cool, eh? All hail the gods of bloggy goodness.
FO photos in a couple of days, and more!

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