To begin with, I'm reading a dark and stormy night kind of book, that's been hard to put down, so I have no real knitting progress to show for the last day or two. This evening, we went to an outdoor concert, featuring none other than LynnH and her husband, the Fabulous Heftones. The sky had started to darken even before we left for the concert, but ever the optimist, I hoped the rain would hold off a bit longer. Lynn and Brian managed about half an hour of their delightful music, when the sky darkened even more dramatically, and the wind suddenly made one think about Kansas and red shoes. Even so, they managed one more song, and then the rain came pelting down. End of concert. Back home to read more in my dark and stormy book. My Lynn did capture a picture of the performers before Mama Nature got so angry.
Lynn is so multi-talented, that if she weren't so lovable, I'd have to hate her. She sings, she dances, she plays musical instruments, she creates fiber art, and she's a computer whiz. Whoever passes out these kinds of favorable attributes to new souls gave her an extra handful of goodies.
COMMENTS ON COMMENTS
First, thanks for all the comments. Sonja gently reminds me that as nice as comments are, the ultimate reward of blogging has to be that we do it for the simple act of creation that we share with others. I think perhaps it's similar to charity knitting...our creations go out into the world and we don't get to see the appreciation they receive. We take it on faith that someone is glad we did it. Still, when Vicki says my blog is a pleasure to read, I take inordinate pleasure in the compliment. I didn't mean to be fishing for compliments, but I do love them as much as the next person.
It also has occurred to me since I wrote about comments, that in the six months I've been blogging, there has been an explosion of blogs. I've been reading the archives of this group and one of the things that amazed me was that two years ago, people could get all the way through the KnittingBloggers Webring during their morning coffee. Today, there are 468 sites in the webring. That's quite a caffeine buzz you'd get now. The bottom line is that it's not really manageable to find the time to read and comment on all the knitting blogs that are available to us. I give top priority to the blogs I exchange links with, and as that list grows, I get to each one less often. I have the luxury of an extended summer vacation right now, but in another month, I'll be back at work, and my blogreading will slow way down. I think many of us...most of us...settle in on a few favorites and work the others in as time permits. So it is great when someone takes a moment to wave in our direction (thanks Jaimi, thanks Alison)/
One last comment on the comment topic; Amy says I'm her role model for comments because I respond to them as well. Annie had a big discussion about that a while back on her blog, and I decided early on to try and respond to comments in some way...by email, or in the comment section, or bopping over to the commenter's blog to leave a comment. It's a double-edged sword; the more comments you get, the harder it is to respond to everyone. But I do firmly believe that it's the comment/response dynamic that makes bloggers into a connected community. It takes about 10 seconds to hit the reply button in my email, and say thanks for stopping by. Please come again.
So thanks everyone for stopping by. Please come again. Even if you don't comment, I'm happy to have your company for a little while.