Or, "In with the new out with the old."
dianeH and I were chatting and blogging came up. We noted with sadness how infrequently even some of our most favorite bloggers were posting, theorizing that we (or at least I) was less inclined to post, because other bloggers weren't out there to inspire me anymore. We postulated that maybe we needed to find some new blogs, which is when she mentioned that some of the people I list in the sidebar haven't posted for years.
Not only have some of the people not posted in years (and years and years), some of the websites are gone and some of the LYS and CyberYS are defunct. Add in my confession that I missed writing on a regular basis, and attending to This Blog suddenly became a priority.
I have hereby re-acquainted myself with Blogger's dashboard. Removed from the list of Favorite People those that have clearly fallen by the wayside. Added new LYS and CYS to the Instant Gratification and Delayed Gratification sections and chosen a new Motto.
Back when I started this, I promised myself that I would post faithfully at least three times a week. I also acknowledged to myself that I'm a lot more intereseted in the stories in the knitting than I am in the teaching or technical or how-to aspects. What I screw up and discover is part of the story, diagrams and instruction are not. While the blog is still about what happens when you come to knitting late in life, I think the new motto, from (I think) Jef Mallett via the Frazz comic strip, pretty much sums up my knitting philosophy.
Which, come to think of it, may be my attitude toward Life, the Universe and Everything.