Archive for September, 2009

Goodbye, Hello

For a while now, I've felt like it was time to shake things up on the blog. There's been a major down swing in posting around here, and there are a couple reasons.

1. Limited time. (No explanation needed.)

2. Content issues. (Maybe a little explanation needed.)

When I started blogging, it was just about knitting. All knitting, all the time. Then we got the cats, and there was some cats and some knitting- hence the catchy title. Since Iris was born, it has been pretty much a smidgen of knitting, some spinning, some sewing, little to no kitties- and a whole lot of Iris. I think it is pretty normal for a new baby to take over a blog. She is good and easy blog fodder! She is popular! I know that for the most part, the family members checking in on the blog aren't interested in my crafting pursuits- which is fine, I don't expect them to be! However, it does put me in a bit of a pickle when I feel like posting something crafty and I know that half of my small readership is probably walking away disappointed because Iris didn't make an appearance.

That was a really long way to say: The blog is moving. My new blog is called Holly by Hand, and you can find it here. It will be more focused more or less on the crafty bits of my life, with some family life items here and there for zest. I'm planning regularly scheduled posting on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Structure (even self imposed structure) is a good thing for me!

Iris is getting her own blog right here, so you can keep up with her exploits there if you're so inclined. I'm planning on posting there once a week, probably on Sundays.

I'm a little worried that none of my readers are going to follow me to a new blog, or that it is too much trouble for people who like both the baby content and the crafting content to have separate places to go. I hope you won't mind too much, and that this will end up being a happy change for everyone involved. Some of this blog is already archived here on WordPress, but I think when Typepad closes my account there are going to be some linking and picture issues that I'll have to sort out. Also, there is a substantial amount that I haven't even moved over yet. The point being that it will all be archived someday, but maybe not for a while. If you need some info from the old blog and you're having trouble finding it, just get in touch with me through the new blog, or on Ravelry (where my user ID will remain knitonmycat), and I'll be happy to help!

I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has read and commented with me here. It has been a lot of fun, but I think I am way overdue for a change. I sincerely hope you'll join me! To reiterate:

My new blog is here. (I cheated a little bit and posted a couple times already, so you should go get caught up! There is a new hat… I'm just saying….)

Iris's blog is here.

Iris also has photo hosting set up here, although we are still in the process of uploading.

Knit on my Cat is/will be archived here.


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