Road Trip

On my way to Stitches Midwest (more about that in the next post), I made a side trip to Valparaiso, Indiana. It’s always nice to break up a long drive with a fun distraction. Since I can’t knit and drive at the same time, a side trip to a yarn shop is the best alternative. When I first got off of the highway, the corn and soybean fields take me back in time. My years of living in the first small patch of countryside just outside the suburban sprawl of Indianapolis left me with a very specific idea of Indiana. Apart from a few cities, it’s pretty much corn and soybean fields broken up by sleepy small towns. Indiana is a special place for me. It’s where I began my married life, adopted my firs

Starting Again

I always start out with the best of intentions. I have big plans and even write several posts in advance, just like all the ‘How to Write a Blog’ articles suggest. In the beginning, things are great. For a few weeks or even months I’m posting on a regular schedule, and continuing to write posts for the weeks to come. Then I start to write and post more sporadically until the posts dwindle down to nothing. I think I have finally figured out why I fall into this trap over and over again. My enthusiasm is inevitably exhausted because I am focusing on the product instead of the process. Most knitters are either product knitters – focused more on the getting the finished product than how to get

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