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What’s with the name?

Yet again I have disappeared from the blog. I wish I could say it was just because I was busy, but ultimately it was because writing something became this THING I avoided for some reason. That and I spent the past few months watching many seasons of TV shows available on Netflix and spinning my heart out on my Schacht Ladybug wheel. I want to thank the folks who have stopped by this blog for one reason or another, found it through Pinterest and have followed me through email or Twitter. Y’all are pretty awesome and this post is dedicated to you. :)

So! Now where to go from here? I still don’t know what to write about. Should I go back and cover the topics I missed over the past year? Seeing as I only wrote 9 posts in 2013 but finished tons of projects and started spinning, there’s actually a lot to write about. But I still continue to knit and spin and um…add to my enormous stash so I hope to put some newer up-to-date content up to. Today, though, I wanted to explain the name of my blog. This is something I’ve wanted to share for a long time but simply never got around to. Why “Compositions of Wool”? Three years ago when I was entertaining the thought of starting a blog I tried to think of a name that would allow me to talk about a few different areas of fiber-love, not just knitting. Since I tend to write about yarn and fiber artists in addition to knitting I really wanted something to encompass what we do as, well, artists in our own right. My sister is a painter and her color sense heavily influenced my interest in the spectrum.  She has paint brushes and acrylic paint but for me wool is just my way to experience color and to share my craft. There’s another thing… compositions. Have you considered that your knitting or crochet pursuits can be seen as a sort of writing and knitting needles/crochet hooks are your writing instruments? It’s a way to speak and express your passions and creativity. So thus, Compositions of Wool was born and since then I tried to write about yarn, places to buy yarn, what I’ve done with yarn, and occasionally have giveaways for others to share in that yarn adoration. I hope to get back into that and will push myself to not let months at a time go by without a post. It’s nice to have an outlet and share the love of yarn with others. I appreciate your stopping to catch my posts and rambling more than I can say.

Cheers! ♥

Assorted yarn

7 thoughts on “What’s with the name?

  1. Welcome back! I’m in the exact same position- except I didn’t blog at all in 2013. I’m trying to play catch-up a bit, but I’m not going to stress out about it too much. That stash picture is amazing!

  2. So lovely to read a post from you! I love the picture of your stash… I think I might have one of two of the same as you in there! ;-)
    The name of your blog is so appropriate, and thank you for explaining the title. Looking forward to reading more from you in 2014. x

  3. I love the analogy to writing. I have always felt that creating with yarn had an expressive side. Thanks for sharing. Welcome back. I took a two year hiatus from knitting and many other loved creative expressions, when my husband passed away. I have recently moved and feel the “mojo” coming back. I’m knitting rather compulsively now and that is a very good thing.

  4. Nice to get the story behind the name!

    Don’t stress about blogging or not blogging or feel bad about not making a post. I’ve been there! If your heart is in it at the moment, write a post. Forcing it takes all the fun and joy out of blogging. Those readers that desire quality over quantity and/or desire to see your lovely work will stick around. :-)

    -Nizzy

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog today, so to me, you’ve never been gone at all! I like the breakdown you gave of your blog’s title, and the analogy between your sisters artistic outlet and yours, as well as the writing analogy. You could even expand that in how your sister composes images on a canvass you compose the stitches (ribbing, cables etc.) within the knitting :-) I have enjoyed reading some of your posts, and look forward to more!

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