Taking a Step Back. Way Back. (Plus Koigu! Koigu!)26 July 2012 | by Jen in Whatnot
Two months since my last post, wow. I have to say it’s rather liberating to remove an “obligation” from my to-do list (even if it’s only temporary). I actually find it difficult to write more than a short blast like I’ve been doing on occasion on the FB page. I do miss being part of the blog community and keeping in touch with all of you. (Casey and I had a discussion about this and it’s nice to know others share similar feelings about this topic.)
Instead of writing a post about my feelings about blogging (generally), my blog (specifically), or the internets (both generally and specifically) I’m just going to list a few things to sum up where I’m at right now:
1. Koigu yarn is awesome! And The Beekeeper’s Quilt pattern allows me to a.) Sample some really pretty yarn that I probably would not wear or otherwise use, b.) Inspires me to MAKE something since I’ve been so incredibly listless and uninspired lately, and c.) Create something that does not require fitting because fitting makes me feel crabby and leads to not doing anything (see b).
2. I’ve purged my closet of many, many things. Things that I’ve grown out of mentally and emotionally. My style has become more simple and modern. Maybe even grown-up. And while I still adore vintage and will forever incorporate old things into my decorating and clothing style, I feel like I’ve stretched and strengthened and moved forward, further into adulthood…a good thing. In other words, there IS some clothes sewing in my future.
3. I don’t know where my blogging stands right now. I do need to continue to step back from it. Look at it from a distant through a telescope. The virtual world has gotten so…I don’t know…too much. I don’t even have the patience to take in-focus photos anymore (as you can see above) or the energy to comment very much. But I DO see myself continuing to share in places such as Raverly, Flickr (since I pay for it!), and Facebook…if anyone is interested!