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Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Emma donning an elf hat made by Crafty Girl

As my dear knitting friend Cathy pointed out in the comments, this blog has been very quiet. I've been very quiet.

I could say there has been a lot going on, and you could say that that is true -- but who doesn't have a lot going on, especially this time of year?

Tall Son came down with mono at the end of his semester but is now home and on the road to recovery. Thank you for your well wishes. Dyeing has slowed down a bit, since I rely on warmer weather to help me out with it. I am doing quite a bit of knitting, or was, until a major case of tendonitis had me leave the needles idle. No, Christmas knitting was not finished in time. I am taking any and all anti-inflammatory available, icing my elbow, etc. Nonetheless, baking and wrapping some gifts had me nauseous from the pain yesterday so I think I need to re-group a little. Anybody got a new, pain-free knitting style to teach me? Obviously the one I've been trusting for 38 years is not working any more....

Another reason for my relative quiet is that I have come to the conclusion that I can't keep up two blogs anymore. As of the new year, I will focus on the "other" blog, and let this one go idle. I have the sneaking suspicion that I've lost readership in the process of trying to have two blogs - and who can blame you? It's not like I'm offering you one riveting story or project after another over here!

There were a whole bunch of things that I meant to report on but simply didn't have to time to report on. Yes I took pictures and composed blog posts - in my head. Whole lot of good that does you! It's like buying a new knitting book, yarn, and needles, and then not making anything. Can't call myself a blogger if I don't blog.

For now, I would like to wish everyone who celebrates, a very Merry Christmas. If you're traveling, stay safe. We'll be home, taking it easy. I'll try to catch you up on a few things before the year is out, and before I'll move on over to the new digs.


Bonnie said...

Hi Karin! A very Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for the amusing picture of your cat!

Knittingchick said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family too! And your cat looks like the one my family used to dress in costumes at Christmas and Halloween. He was very tolerant of some of the get-ups he had to wear.

jackie conkling said...

Hi Karin, Merry Christmas:-)I enjoy your blogs so if you go to 1 that's ok, after all the saying goes "Life happens" please just keep in touch.
Jackie C

Kristine said...

Merry Christmas, Karin! For what it's worth, I have both your blogs on my feeder; I will read you even if you move to Mars. :) Hugs to you and the family.

Steph said...

^ Ditto Kristine ^ :)