Scattered Marbles

Knitting and random thoughts that roll around my brain

I am:
wife and mother to 3
Owned by: 2 cats,1 dog, fish
addicted to:
chunky peanut butter
Hobbies: Knitting, beading, spinning, reading
Passsion: Knitting, Libraries, Books
My other site: Blue Angel
email me
Just like Mama Kate,

Lifted from Sandy's Knitting

Work in Progress:
a big bag of brown/grey wool to spin

Blogs I'm Reading:

Anna Knits
Claudia's Knitting/Spinning Blog
Fibre Arts & Furry Critters
Fibery Things
Have a Cup of Tea with Me
Ivete's Knotology
LoobyLou's Knittin'
Me and Mine
Moving Hands
Not Martha
One Stitch Short
Ruth's Blog
Sandy's Knitting
Simplicity Stitched
Stacia's Place of Grace
Super Eggplant
the blue blog
The Domestic Sphere
The Knitting Curmudgeon
The World According to Marney
Urban GypZ
World of Julie

Knitting Bloggers

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Apr. 23, 2003

Glampyre has the best response of all!

JanetK | 4/23/2003 12:57:00 p.m. linkback

The quality of various blogs is probably a dead horse by now, but like a few other people, I am going to take it out and beat it anyway.

I am not a writer. My blog is not a quality read. It is, in fact, quite boring, but it is a place for me to post my own notes, thoughts, links, and findings. Maybe this will be shared with others, most likely not. The point is, I know that I don't have an audience, so I don't have to worry about what I write, or who reads it. I keep it for myself, and, while I love comments, I have learned not to look for them. I have defined who I am writing for. I knit in a vacuum. I know nobody else who knits or wishes to talk about it, so this is the place I can work out what I am doing and wish to say.

I know, there are lists....many lists. And at one point in time, I belonged to large numbers of them. Email lists are a great tool, and serve a wonderful purpose, but you cannot say what you wish on most of them. Since I suffer from foot in mouth disease, I frequently end up offending someone, or embarassing myself enough to end up needing to leave. I have also found, over the past 5 years, that no matter what the hobby, the lists eventually become cliquish, repetative, or just simply change focus. This isn't a bad thing, lists are not static, and they are super for many people. For those of us who haven't got the time, or cannot make our fingers behave, lists aren't always the answer.

So, all that blather, simply to say, I love reading blogs. I love reading about what other people are knitting, spinning, dyeing, beading, sewing, etc. It fuels my imagination and forces me to think outside the little box I live in. Simply looking at what relatively new knitters are working on has really forced me to rethink the "rules" I have knit with for the past umpteen years. I am a better knitter for it. However, writing is not, and probably never will be, my forte. That isn't going to stop me from blogging when I can, it will just stop me from rising to "blog stardom", which is all right with me. If I had to behave and follow rules, I probably would stop writing all together.

JanetK | 4/23/2003 10:57:00 a.m. linkback

Apr. 22, 2003

Does anyone know of a Canadian mail order source for Cotton Ease? It would seem that Edmonton is no longer carrying it, and since I don't like the red, I cannot get any. I would prefer not to buy it from the US. Between exchange, and GST, it would cost a fortune.

JanetK | 4/22/2003 09:38:00 p.m. linkback

And from the "It ain't broke, so let's fix it category".... the winner is Blogger, which now won't allow me to post or update my blog. Time to get a server that will allow movable type. ....mutter...mutter...grumble...

JanetK | 4/22/2003 08:40:00 a.m. linkback

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