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Internet Free

Check out the fabulous BSJ EJ’s sporting here – just peeking out under his chin, made for him by the wonderful Carole. We loves it.

I have been, and will be, without internet access for the next few weeks. What a strange experience it has been – Eric has been using our home laptop for work now – to be home all day with EJ, utterly cut off from the outside world, and every important piece of information I’ve needed to save over the past few years. I am utterly dependent on this hunk of metal and plastic, and finding myself without it has been very difficult and very liberating all at the same time.

It’s stinky not being able to communicate with all of my friends. Email, blogs, twitter, facebook, not to mention the internet in general, has made my housebound isolation as a SAHM kind of fun. My people have only been as far away as my fingertips, and I’m sure I’m not the only mom at home who’s been grateful for that. But, not having the timesuck of the computer, well, I’m finding I’m actually getting knitting and reading done.

What? How is that with a 3 mo old baby? That’s right – EJ has learned to nap on his own. For 2 weeks, every day consistently, EJ falls asleep and lets me PUT HIM DOWN. Hell, sometimes he lets me put him down when he’s awake. For reals. He sits in his chair. He eats his hands. He googles at his stuffed lion, and he loves listening to Harry Potter audiobooks. (Oh wait, that’s me.) I mean, I can’t leave the apartment, I refuse to watch daytime television (I mean, it’s a nice treat occasionally, but day in and day out it will drive you bonkers), there’s no computer, and there’s no one for company. After a little bit of tidying up and I’ve got a good hour or two to sit in my chair and knit. It’s been a bit of a revolution, and it’s been wonderful.

But that’s why I’ve been quiet, and why I will be for a little while more. Soon we’ll be getting another laptop, and I’ll have full use of our home one again, but until then, I’m going to allow myself to enjoy the forced time sans technology. SAHM old-school style.

That’s what I’m talking about. Word.


A Clean Start

I’ve long since been dissatisfied with the appearance and organization of this blog.  I stumbled into blogging a little over 4 years ago, a brand-spanking new knitter with a desire to join the Thrummed Mitts KAL, and with just a few clicks at, I was all set up.

I never had a vision for the site, I was barely set up to take pictures and upload them. I was hardly even able to contemplate these things, as I switched jobs, bought a condo, got married, sold a condo, moved across state lines, got pregnant…  it’s been haphazard and crazy around here.

But still.  This blog has been a blessing in every way.  I’ve met some of my bestest and closest friends through it.  I had my first pattern accepted for publication only a few months after setting up the blog, and 2 years later I had my first book contract through it.  I’ve been endlessly inspired by the blogosphere, in both my knitting and how I choose to live my life.  It’s been a wonderful way to keep in touch with family and friends, particularly once we moved away from Boston.

And now, with the impending birth of our first child, I’ve been wondering how the blog would fit into it all.  Maybe it’s nesting, maybe it’s just been a good way to keep busy while I’m waiting for this baby to pop out, but I decided to start clean and overhaul the whole site.

(Okay, the complete crash of my backend WordPress software and the resultant blog-eating frenzy by spambots helped a bit with the decision of what to do with the archives.  If I can figure out a nice way to export them and organize them in accordance with the new site, I will.  But for now, just know that they are in a safe place.)

Sure, it’s a work in progress, but after years of intention, I actually have a Projects page set up, with a list of FOs, complete with pictures and details.  Same goes for the Patterns page, where the pattern for B.O.B. will soon live, and where future patterns will be available as well.

Poke around, visit often, and welcome to my new blog-o-home.