A couple of weeks ago I spent quite some time feeling like I was forgetting something. You know what I mean – that niggling feeling at the back of your mind, which forces you to walk into and out of rooms and pause, wondering how you can kick yourself into remembering what it is. Then, at the end of the Guild’s Christmas party, I was driving home and like a thunderbolt from the sky, it hit me…
Plutonium Muffins is six! The date ticked past on the 5th of December and I utterly forgot about it! I was absolutely stunned when I realised, and have been meaning to sit down and write about this ever since. Of course, life has got in the way, but now that I’m finally off work for the year, I’ve got a minute.
This moment definitely marks how this year has changed my ability to focus on the blog. I’ve not explicitly written it before, but in June this year I started a new job and am now training to be an accountant. It’s certainly a change of direction, which will bring bigger and better things in the future…but I’m finding it incredibly tough, and quite often I get home and the last thing I want to do is get back on my computer. In line with my previous blog posts, I’m not worrying about it, and finding that my crafting time is much better as a result.
I tried to do a bit of a ‘look back’ on my posts, and instead got side-tracked by numbers. So, here are some of them:
- 89,109 views
- 16,100 tweets
- 2,206 days of blogging
- 2,153 subscribers
- 1,001 comments
- 655 Facebook likes
- 589 blog posts
- 311 balls/skeins of yarn stashed
- 145 projects recorded on Ravelry
- 128 YouTube videos
- 29 giveaways
- 20 drafts that will be published…one day…
- 19 podcast episodes (probably never to be revived unfortunately)
- 11 press passes to knitting shows
- 7 house moves
- 3 spinning wheels
- 1 very happy Corrie
What a ride it’s been! I wish I could show you all how much appreciation for the amount of time you have spent with me over the last six years. I had debated doing a giveaway but everything I could offer on this one blog post felt so cheap in comparison to the enjoyment I get out of it. I looked at gift vouchers, costed up some options, even looked through my stash to see if there was anything in there that I wanted to send to a new home, but no one thing jumped out at me.
Rather than wasting any more time, I’ve decided that in 2018 I will gift one knitting pattern per week to…someone. I haven’t really figured out exactly how I’m going to do this as if I limit it to Ravelry and you’re not on it then I don’t know what I’ll do. Keep your eyes peeled and I’ll let you know in a blog post next week. In the meantime, thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart for taking time out of your day to listen to my musings. It means a lot.
Here’s to another six!
PS the blog title is my favourite lyric from “Oh Me, Oh My”, a song by Noel Prior Band in the album “Hazards”