This meme comes at the right time as it gives me a chance to say how much I enjoy having a blog, reading your blogs and having friends in Blogland.
Grumperina’s meme came to my attention at Pumpkinmama's. Few of my 'real life' friends knew about this blog when I first started. Few still do, really. As time has passed it has been more comfortable to share my blog with a handful of friends. Many read daily, like Camille and Jana. Many people I've told just don’t get it and don't bother to visit. 'It's about knitting? Oh, well then...' A few other friends check infrequently. I’m not very private on this blog and with Google search the blog surely could be found. Neena is the only family member who knows and reads regularly, oh and Smith reads daily, too. Not a single co-worker knows, but they do all enjoy ogling my knits when I show them off. My boss is very excited about my socks and he checks daily to see what color I'm wearing.
I'm honored that anyone reads my blog. Blogging is mostly about the people you meet in Blogland, those with and without blogs. I love the interaction, the chance to meet people from all over the world, other knitters with the same passion as mine. It is a delight to share my knitting life with so many.
This land of Utah, with which I have had a love hate relationship most of my adult life, I now see through different eyes. To share the beauty that is around me, with people who may never see it in person, is a joy. This can be a peculiar place but, the landscape is constant and beautiful. It helps me keep a better perspective on this 'Pretty, Great State' (a silly old State motto). By having a blog I have met many friends here in Salt Lake City and have started a few of them on the road to blogging, too. The Stitch 'n Bitch grrls are the highlight of the week and we all love Tuesday nights. Knitting has become an even bigger part of my life and friendships have expanded in wonderful ways because of this blog.
Smith has family arriving on Christmas Day and Neena and her Dongeek will arrive, too. It is the first time we'll have both sides of our families together and we'll be very busy. I may not have time to do much blogging until later next week but, I will do my best to stay in touch.
Thank you to all of you who have made life richer, more vibrant, and who enjoy this landscape along with my knitting. May you have the best Holiday Season ever!
Love, joy and peace to you all!