I’ve missed you guys so much! As you know, I haven’t put up a new blog post since before Thanksgiving, and each week that I’ve missed a new one, I’ve felt more guilty and more pressure to write one.
I’ve been focusing really hard on re-designing the new KnitFreedom website, from the ground up, which includes lots of big-picture ideas and tiny details. I’ve been distilling KnitFreedom down to what it’s really useful for – finding good videos on knitting techniques, basically – and creating a website that’s going to be so easy and wonderful and fun to use.
Which means instead of swatches, videos, and knitting celebrity interviews, I’ve been creating stuff that looks like this:
…which is great and it’s going to mean a beautiful new site that’s going to be way easier for everyone to use. But which really distracts my brain from making knitting videos.
And a big bad neck injury doesn’t help…
A few months ago I started to notice some problems in my neck and shoulders when I went to yoga. I would do some normal-seeming stretches and my whole left arm would go tingly or numb. I’ve gotten massage, dry needling, and last Wednesday went and got prolotheraphy injections. They hurt and I’ve been on painkillers since then.
All this while I’ve been getting the sweetest emails from you, my readers, asking if I’m ok and when I will be back to posting regularly. I want to come back but I’ve been so overwhelmed, and also feeling my way sort of in the dark as to how to treat my neck injury.
As I was crying on the massage table today (my sister is an amazing, caring massage therapist and she was monitoring my neck), I was feeling so guilty for the time I’ve spent away from my video camera and the site (at least, the part of the site that you can see). She advised me just to let you, my dear readers, know what’s going on.
So this is what it is: I’m doing the best I can to make this site the best it can be, but I’m not done yet, and I’m just not strong or fast enough to make it happen without anyone noticing.
I’m so sorry
I’m so sorry if I’ve worried you or let you down. You know I wouldn’t be able to do what I love and what I do best – make knitting videos – without each and every one of you looking online for ways to make your knitting better, take on new challenges, and try new techniques – AND telling your friends about me and KnitFreedom.
I need to ask you all to be patient as I, imperfectly, try to finish what I started and make this site as wonderful and enjoyable to use as I hope the videos already are. I will be maybe getting an MRI on my neck and continuing to see what I can do to heal myself so that my body is strong and healthy for the years to come.
I have tears in my eyes as I write this to you – I’m sorry for disappearing, I’m sorry for trying to make it all happen on my own without explaining where I went, and I’m so grateful for you all for still believing in me and taking good care of me in your hearts.
Thank you so much.
Of course, I’m open to your comments and would love to hear from you, as always.
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