i've been toying, for a while now, in changing my online name. i just don't feel like a diva anymore.
i chose my name, diva mcknitster, when i was designing my blog. at the time, i was really into knitting, loved to learn new techniques and loved luxury yarn. but...
i knit, but i don't knit like i used to. i have so many projects i want to do, but i don't have the time to knit anymore. i knit in the evenings, and sometimes when the kiddos nap, and i take socks along to appointments. i miss my mad knitting. unfortunately, my time is in short supply. and one of the first things to take a hit was my knitting.
i still love my yarns. i just placed an order for some tosh and mmmmmmalabrigo (merry xmas to me!) but with the price of groceries and bills, my yarn budget took a serious hit. if all 5 of us have doctor appointments, that wipes out our budget for the pay.
i love learning new things. i can't wait until KDO next year! but to do a cable project, or intarsia or fair isle - i don't care to. i really don't. not that i want to sit and do a garter scarf. but i simply can't do any complicated patterns for a while. or at least until the kids get a bit older and don't need me as much.
sometimes i wonder if my name is off-putting to people. what do you think of when someone says "diva"? that they're a bitch or difficult to work with? well, somedays i can be that way, but not all the time. i just don't feel very diva like anymore.
today, i'm more than my knitting. i'm a mom. i'm a wife. i'm a daughter. and i'm finding that quite a bit of my blog is about my family and things i find interesting. i'm sure i'm turning off the non parent knitters, and parents who don't understand knitting. but this is my life, so it's what i blog about.
my blog has become my online journal of sorts. obviously i brag about my knitting, but i also love talking about my kids' accomplishments. i write about me and my imperfections as a mom, knitter and a human being.
the domain remains diva mcknitster's. but my blog is now called:
sounds good? fuzzy like yarn, logic becos some days i crave to understand why things are the way they are. i think it fits my knitting, parenting and general stuff quite well.