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Why, Hello!

Well, the time has finally come when I have to write this entry. I’ve put off writing this first entry more times over the past few days than I can say. It’s not that I’m not excited about starting a blog, or that I don’t have anything to say, because in fact, I have everything to say. I just don’t know how to say it. And I know that in a few months, I’ll come back and read this entry and be embarrassed by how idiotic it will sound, and that by then it will be too late to change it. But hell, something has to be said, so here goes.

I love knitting. I knit in spare moments, I knit for entire afternoons, I’ve stayed up half the night to finish a project with a looming deadline. I bring my knitting on the subway, only to be stared at more intensely than the tattooed man with a tricolor mohawk sitting next to me. I have knit sweaters, hats, mittens, vegetables (long story), nosewarmers, more socks than are healthy, and more. I try to spread the word about knitting whenever I can. I even taught a friend how to purl on two sporks (a combination of a spoon and a fork, for those innocent in the knowledge of mangled, crossbred utensils) for lack of knitting needles.

I also like to bake when I can. Breadmaking especially, is something I love. There’s nothing better than the smell of baking bread, or bread hot out of the oven. But as it tends to be a bit inconvenient to bring an oven on public transportation and as baking isn’t generally something you can do while standing on line, this blog will probably show more knitting than baking in the everyday sense.

Autumn always feels like a fresh start in a way. The weather is changing, school is beginning, and the leaves are turning. It’s only the start of September now, so I have some time to eagerly anticipate Autumn before it arrives, but that should make it all the better when it comes.

So what better time to start a blog than this? I’ll post as often as I can, keeping anyone who’s reading this updated on what I’m doing, and should no one end up reading it, it can just be a record of what I’ve knit.

Phew! The first entry’s over with. I’m excited to start keeping this!

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