I’m back, baby!

The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne...
“Stickley Gold Lyf So Short Motto Painting” from Ford Craftsman Studios

Happy New Year! So, after a long hiatus, this blog is officially up and running again! 

I could offer a ton of excuses–busy at my “job,” switching from Typepad to WordPress was more hellish than expected, losing sight of the purpose of having a blog in the first place, a bad case of kittens, thinking my life was headed in a different direction,  voodoo curse, recovering from the shock of the Red Wedding (yeah, I know, it was in the books), entropy, not wanting to admit that I abandoned My Year of Knitting Blissfully, my duties as the Slayer…  And all of these have a grain of truth to them (some more than others), but the real truth is probably a combination of all of the above (again, some more than others). I’ve thought many times of restarting this blog over the past year-and-a-half, but there always seemed to be a reason to wait. Or, more accurately, there always seemed to be a reason to avoid having to write this very post, the one where I admit I really didn’t have a good reason to stop in the first place.

But I’ve been trying to adopt a new motto lately: don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. In other words, don’t let some vision of what you could achieve if everything goes perfectly get in the way of doing what is actually a good job. Instead of thinking I needed to perfect my old blog, I just needed to start anew and leave the odd, unconnected remnants of the old blog in peace. We all need a fresh start sometimes. After all, as the song says, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

Over the next few days, I will be filling you in with all my new crafting plans for 2014, but, until then, please enjoy this lovely photo of some beautiful yarn.

Super Bowl Sale Haul
Haul from Super Bowl Sale at Unwind last year

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