My page this morning has been like a dressing room montage in one of those oh-so-kooky Hollywood comedies. Boppy music playing while our heroine, visible only from the calves down, tosses clothes wildly over the door and occasionally appears to strut and twirl in yet another not-quite-right outfit. Sorry if you got caught in the chaos.
I've been wanting to change my blog name for a while. The whole Wench thing was a lighthearted joke. Over the years a boyfriend (or three) has called me that, wisely avoiding a harsher word in the hopes of maintaining good relations. When I started teaching stamping classes about 10 years ago Crafty Wench got tossed around. This blog first appeared on Blogger in August 2004 and my husband didn't expect it to last the month. The whole blogging thing for crafters was taking off, but I was only amusing myself - who was going to read this? I named it Crafty Wench because that popped into my head as a cute title. Just one month later I got this Typepad blog and here I am. Guess I can stick to some things huh?
My overall Typepad site is Craftywench. Knitting Wench was originally envisioned as just one weblog in the Wench queendom. I was going to have Scraping Wench for paper arts and Quilting Wench for all things fabric related. I figured people could visit the one that interested them. What's been great is that there's no need to separate them. Seems most of us crafty types jump around and play with all sorts of materials, and even if we don't do a particular craft, we enjoy looking a what others are doing. One blog it is.
So, all is well here, except at 42 and married for over 10 years I've found I'm growing a tad embarrassed to tell folks interested in finding me online that my blog is named Knitting Wench. Too much explanation required and it's not really who I am at this point. Also, as you readers know, I do more than just knitting, so that seemed a bit narrow regardless. Small problem is that my typepad address needs to remain as it is or all the links out there in blogland including your feeds will be null and void. So the address remains the same, but the house has a fresh coat of paint. Enjoy.
I'll be back later today with knitting content. Much more fun.