Yes, I'm packing up and moving on.
I came to the conclusion about a year ago that wabi sabi had outlived its useful life, but I didn't really know what I should do about that. And then when yet another fibre blog with "wabi sabi" in the title came along a few months ago, I knew it was really time to go.
I had the nugget of an idea back in June, and finally figured out where I should go with it. I'm not really one hundred percent ready with it, but my horoscope suggested that January 8th would be an auspicious day to undertake new endeavors, and I figured it was as good a moment as any. What I can't do now, I'll do later, and what I can do now? I'll do.
For those of you who've been kind enough to read, to comment, to offer kind words and advice -- many thanks. Often your words came at just the right moment, when I needed to hear from someone, or needed those words of wisdom or comfort or support.
2007 was a tough year for us in many ways, but it also was a time when I made new friends and acquaintances, acquired some new skills, and took the first steps towards a new path. In 2008, I want to build on that, and finally figure out where I should be going in life.
If you've come here for the knitting content in the past, you'll now find it over on Purl Diving. It made sense -- I designed Purl Diving about three years ago as a blog, and never made it public until I decided to use it for the podcast show page. It just seems to make sense to put whatever writing I do about knitting there. I can't say how much there will be, because one of the things I've decided is that sitting on the fringes of the knitting community isn't for me any longer. I knit, but I've known for a long time that I'm not "A Knitter". Knitting just doesn't define who I am; it isn't at the centre of my existence; it's just a nice way to pass the time, and there are many other things I like doing just as well or better, and I'm honestly tired of having how others see me boil down to, "Her? She's the one who knits..."
Nope. Not any more. Oh, I won't stop knitting, and for the moment I won't stop writing about it, but I'm sure the day will come when I've nothing more to say, and will be perfectly happy knitting the odd thing here and there. But honestly? I have so many other things I want to do in life, and there is only so much time in a day. I figure if I don't start now, I'll never get to them, and if I get to the end of my life and all that I'm known as is "knitter", well, frankly, I'll consider that a life wasted.
(You can see now why I sit on the fringe. That's probably not a popular attitude to have.)
So. There we are. If you're curious to find out where I'm going in life,you can check me out over at my new home, 42.1. To tell the truth? I'm not sure myself what direction I'm headed in -- the best I can say about it is that I'll be fumbling towards...well...something.
But fumbling, definitely fumbling. Because some things never change, you know?