Over the past year, my life has gone through a few changes.
I graduated from university and found myself thrust into full blown adulthood without sign or warning. The learning curve was steep. I quickly had to adjust to finding a job and working full time. I know that most people take a break after Uni, but with no student loan or living allowance, couldn’t afford that luxury. Bills needed to be paid. So I did what I had to do and got a job. I also decided to finally make a go of starting a knitting business. I have been thinking about monetising my skill for a while and this year seemed as good a time as any.
During the stress and uncertainty of this period, my personal knitting to a step back. Like it moved waaaay back. I just didn’t have time to make myself anything. All my knitting work and all my spare time centred around building my business, which I have affectionately named – Lydia-IN-Stitches
There is so much effort that goes into creating a business and that is a conversation for another blog post.
At this point, I want to say to anyone that has ever stared a business, that YOU ARE AMAZING!!!! And I Salute You.
Whilst adjusting to the changes in my life and starting the business, I lost steam. My creativity vanished and I just fell away from knitting. I wasn’t inspired to make any garments or to even design new pieces for the business :(
In fact that has been the reason behind the lack of interest in my blog. I gave up on writing because I had no inspiration.
Recently, Things have settled down in my life and I have started to miss knitting again. I have started to look around for inspiration and it’s been really helpful. I have been reading other knitting and design blogs and they have really helped to influence my “return”
Blogs by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and Michele Wang are just two of the lovely blogs out there that have really stirred up my love for knitting again. This time around, my interest is deeper. I’m not just interested in patterns and stitches. I have developed a true interest in the creative process of garment deign. Right from wool to garment.
Speaking of which, I am now very very very interested in WOOL as a natural fibre, I want to find out so much more about it, where it comes from and how it’s made into the hanks, skeins and balls that as knitters we love so much.
There is a lot of research to be done but I must say, I am looking forward to it!
I have deleted all my other blog posts because I want a fresh start.
I want some time to think about the kind of voice I want this blog to have.
Structure and vision are two things that are very important to me and I just felt like my previous posts lacked one or both of these things.
I’m looking forward to this new voice and this new direction.
Oh AND before I forget, we are officially in the year of the sheep according to the lunar calendar. I am so excited.
Sheep = Wool
Wool = Yarn
Yarn = knitting
Ergo: Sheep = Knitting
It’s the year of knitting guys!! (does goofy New Years dance)
I am excited about knitting again & that can only be a good thing
(not sure my bank account will agree)
Bye for now