Last week I set myself a challenge.
I realised that I find it difficult to post regularly when I don’t have pretty pictures to share. It makes me embarrassed to write and embarrassed to publish. It’s a knitting blog! I should have pictures of knitted things!
Of course this isn’t always viable. When most of my projects are half finished and slow going due to a lack of concentration, pictures are not that exciting. Add that to the fact I live in a basement apartment that gets about thirteen seconds of sunlight a day (which is NOT enough time to figure out where I put my damn camera this time) and that I only go to pretty places when I’m hauling around an excited 90lb dog, photos aren’t always going to happen.
So last week I decided to post no pictures at all to convince myself it’s okay, I can still update without a shiny thing to distract everyone.
It’s part of my attempt to bring my blog back to being about me and my knitting journey. I got distracted for a while worrying too much about what people would think of me if I didn’t do it ‘right’. But let’s face it: there’s no such thing.
What I enjoy reading in knitting blogs is the journey. I like understanding why people knit and what they get out of it (besides jaunty hats and stylish toes). Pictures are great but they are not the only thing that matters.