One of the nice things about taking part in so many link parties is that it’s going to make keeping up with NaBloPoMo much easier! I really love link parties. It can be hard when blogging to build a sense of community. Having previously used Livejournal where you can have a community site that everyone can post to, or Ravelry’s message boards, I find that blogging can make me feel rather separate from everyone else who blogs. It’s a bit like being at a big party with no one to introduce you – how do you start talking to someone? How do you even find the people you might find interesting? Link parties are great for that, and I really enjoy seeing what everyone is doing week by week.
I’ve had a very, very bad case of startitis over the last week, and I’m far too embarrassed to show you everything I’m working on. So let’s go with this instead:
This is the sample for my new pattern that should be out in the next week or so. Isn’t it an awesome colour? And the yarn is an alpaca silk that I could never wear but is heavenly to work with. My hope is that this time, I can publish both physically and electronically at the same time, which will be a first for me. I’m rather nervous about it, because there’s a small part of me that always thinks ‘no one’s going to like this, no one’s going to want this’ which is ridiculous, because I already know people like it (I love my pattern testers :)), and my previous patterns have done really well. Over time, I’m really starting to realise how my lack of self-confidence impacts on my creativity, which is something I want to come back to later in the month. For now though, I’m going to concentrate on getting these done in time for people to buy for Christmas!
To see what other lovely things are in progress this week, head over to Tami’s Amis here, or click the picture below.