I have been writing this blog for nearly three years now. And yes, for better or worse, it is mostly about knitting. I think that probably qualifies me as a knit blogger. However, I can’t help but notice that I seem to have committed three of the cardinal sins of knit blogging.
I don’t knit socks. I don’t know why I don’t knit socks. It’s not like I have a policy against knitting socks. In fact, I have many of the qualities that should make me a natural at knitting socks, namely:
- I have feet.
- My feet are always cold.
- I knit.
- I hate commercially made socks.
Given this, you think I’d be churning out socks by the hundreds! I even went to a three-day sock knitting workshop taught by the amazing Cookie A! What did I get out of it? Not socks. Don’t get me wrong – I see many gorgeous sock patterns, and even more gorgeous sock yarn. When push comes to shove, however (referring to that magical moment when inspiration strikes and I cast on something new), it is never socks.
It seems as if it is rather de rigueur these days to post photos of one’s knitting draped by cat. In fact, membership in the Sacred Order of Cat Owners (known by cats as the Sacred Order of Cat Slaves) is pretty much a requirement for a knitter these days, much less one who purports to blog about it. And if a knit blogger, by some bizarre accident of fate, does not have a cat, well then she is sure to have a dog. Or both. Or several.
It’s not that I have anything against cats. Or dogs. I love them. Most especially when they are OTHER PEOPLE’S cats and dogs. Yes, those are the kinds I like best. (OK, I have admitted it – please do not throw me out of the knit blogging club! I love it here. Really I do. And karma might still come back to bite me – Doug keeps talking about getting a parrot or maybe an iguana.)
I am not on Facebook. I have never been on Facebook. I have no interest in Facebook. Yes, everyone I know is on Facebook. In fact, over a billion people are on Facebook. A billion people! And while I am confessing – I am also not on Twitter (I’m still not exactly sure what it is), and I still don’t know how to use my smart phone. Of course, I do write a blog after all, and I do use email enough to curse it daily, so I am not exactly a relic from the prehistoric era (girls, if you are reading this, please stop laughing!).
I am told that more people would read my blog if I were on Facebook. This is probably true. But one must be careful; this is indeed a slippery slope. If I were to join Facebook, where would that lead? The next thing you know, I’d be posing with a Siamese cat. And warm feet.