Daily Archives: January 21, 2009

Swap’s open!!! (Or, The Blog?)

Coffeeswap Four sign-ups just opened up tonight!

As of now, there are still about 30 spots left. I’m surprised at how slow going it’s been so far. I’m guessing it’s a combination of the economy and people still being on a  post-inaugural high*, perhaps? I know I am! But I think last time I had 50 people in about three hours. Hmmm…
Anyway, this will probably be the last swap I run, so join up and have one last go if you’d like. It’s funny how blogging trends go. It seems that a couple years ago there were so many swaps people could barely keep up, now I see fewer and fewer.  I know a lot of them happen on Ravelry now. I considered running this one over there but decided to keep it on Blogger so there is a little more accountability.

Which makes me think about the future of knit blogging in general. I love Ravelry, I really, really do. But I hope that the blogging community keeps up as well. I read this article ages ago and had meant to write about it but never got around to it. Where do you think this online knitting community is headed? Swaps? KAL’s? Contests? Blogging in general? Something new?

I’ll admit I’m as guilty as the next of letting the detailed project notes slide for more of a quick “look what I made” post. But for me, blogging has also expanded beyond knitting to just the general domestic pleasures and my family. And I think that’s what keeps drawing me to blogs. Those I frequent tend to be   very professionally detailed, such as Brooklyn Tweed or Sock Pron. Or, they are blogs that tend to mirror my own life…a bit of sewing, a bit of knitting,  maybe a few cookies and  lots of kidlets, such as Funny Magic or Craftlilly. (Moms who make stuff:-) Either way, there is personality and craftsmanship in them that keeps drawing me back.

And now I’ve realized this post has gone WAY off track. I meant to just say “hey, come swap” and now I’ve gotten too deep for 10:30 at night. So I’m done writing, I’m going to bed and I look forward to reading your comments on my jumbled, past-my-bedtime thoughts.

* Yesterday was fabulous, wasn’t it !?! Little Man was pretty impressed, although he couldn’t quite understand that Bush is done and gone back to Texas. He kept asking, “So do we have two presidents now? But what is Bush going to do now?  So only Obama is our president? Can we go to the White House?” And finally…”Can I watch Arthur now?” A five year old can only be entranced for so long….



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