Friday, March 10, 2006 

Fearful Knitting and Blogging

The batteries on my camera died, making now an excellent time to pose some questions/theories I have about both knitting and blogging, since I can't update in the regular way.

Fearful Knitting
As I have said many times, both in the cyberworld and in the real world, knitting is easier than it seems.

Very rarely do I attempt to knit something for the first time and find out that I can't (well, except maybe the simple act of making yarn overs).

But I still fear certain techniques/projects. My fears include

1) raglan sweaters
2) changing sweater patterns to work in the round
3) fair isle
4) that, no matter how hard I try, I will never graft as well as I wish.
5) that all of my knitting looks like hell and everyone is just too polite to say so,

So I ask of you, first, can you alleviate any of the first three fears (don't bother with the last two; I just won't believe you). I also would like to hear the fears of others, partly so I can alleviate your fears, and partly because I want to know I am even a little normal.

Fearful Blogging

In case I haven't made it painfully clear yet, I tend to be pretty insecure. The insecurity drives me to second guess what should be fairly simple concepts and actions. As a newcomer to the blogging world, blog etiquette falls very decidedly in the category of "things Beth questions."

Some blog etiquette questions

1) If someone comments on your blog, do you comment back on theirs, even if they have a very busy blog and you are certain that they read 39303824348 comments a day?

2) How much do bloggers welcome comments?

3) Will everyone think I am a weirdo if I comment on a stranger's blog?

4) Does everyone think I am a weirdo after reading this post?

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