Saturday, April 12, 2008

plans for the blog

My reason for considering removing the blog was the real decrease in activity here. I use Sitemeter to monitor the amount of traffic and, even considering the number of readers who stop by without posting or commenting, things have been very slow here for months.

As the blog administrator, I feel a responsibility to keep an eye on things. As the person who started this, with the blessings of the designer, I also feel a responsibility to respond to questions and comments, so I try to check in at least every other day.

I would like to keep this blog going as a resource for those who are knitting or planning to knit any of Anne Hanson's 'bee'-themed items, so I won't delete the whole blog but I've made a change in the settings.

I've set the blog so that only members can comment, so I don't expect that we'll be getting any more questionable comments that I'll have to delete. And I will ask that any posts be related to the 'bee' designs. Most of us have blogs or web pages of our own and we can go wild there with off-topic stuff. :)

Like a lot of others, I still haven't knitted all three of the designs. After finishing the shawl months ago, I turned my needles to other projects and finished up a ton of UFOs and WIPs. I'm looking forward to the end of the school year and weeks of downtime. Summer for me has always been prime knitting time and I'm looking forward to finally knitting the Marie Antoinette socks and overdyeing the yarn for the Honeybee stole.

So...knit on and blog on! :)


Linda said...

Ann Marie, thanks for organizing the bee-along, and for keeping the blog up as a resource for those of us (me!) who still haven't finished our bees. I read on bloglines, so I wouldn't show up on sitemeter.

knottykitty said...

Thanks! :)

Marjorie said...

I fell off the Bee Fields "wagon" because I didn't like the stash yarn I was using. I've gotten some new yarn from Fearless Fibers and will be restarting as soon as two WIPs are out of the way. I'll appreciate having all the comments to look at.

In a way this is a good thing. I was so taken by the yarns the other KAL members used that I could see my stash yarn wasn't going to do the pattern justice.

annmarie said...

the 'bee' designs really are a time commitment and it helps a whole lot to love the yarn you're working with! :)

Carol in NJ said...

Thanks Ann Marie for keeping this open. I have started the stole twice, but gave up due to the yarns was using. I will try again with another yarn and a different color, hopefully, one day soon I will post my Bee on the blog!