By Spits and Spurts

I was talking to a tech person today about SEO, and how I could improve my blog’s presence in the world.

“How often do you post?” she asked.

“About twice a month,” I said.

Long silence. “Is there a reason you don’t post more often?”

“Well, yes. My blog is about making things. I have to actually make the things, and then I do a fair amount of reading and research about whatever the subject is…”

And, it’s true. Right now, today, for example, here are the 1… 2. No, 3 knitting projects I am working on:

No, I forgot one; there are 4 projects going on at the same time. The three little hats count as ONE project and they were on deadline–I had to knit them and one other so I could write the pattern for a class I’ll be teaching next month. It’ll be cool: teaching staff at a local hospital how to knit baby hats, done through Project Knitwell.

Then there is a variegated orange Knitted Knocker for cancer patients, a pink sweater as a gift, and the same for the green scarf–a gift.

STILL. I should write more often just so I don’t lose track of where this blog is going: shining a bright light on how MAKING THINGS FILLS US with energy, ideas, pleasure, inspiration.

And I recognize that the filling up happens long before something is actually completed. It happens in the spark of inspiration, in the gathering of ideas, the selection of supplies, and throughout the actual making process. So I’m going to write more about projects in-process and what I’m noticing as I go along.

“What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.” —Thomas Crum

And I’m going to be talking to other makers–that includes gardeners, designers, photographers, painters, sculptors, writers, knitters, embroiderers, crafters… I want to see what their inspirations are, what their process is like, how being a “maker” affects their life.

“Each of us is an artist of our days; the greater our integrity and awareness, the more original and creative our time will become.”
― John O’Donohue,




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