I had such a great time reading your comments to my last post! I mean, really, how can my mom “forget” that she told me exactly what she wanted?!? Down to the minute details of the color – gray with blue undertones, like steel, blah, blah, blah. Okay, I guess considering I didn’t breathe a word to her about it since that conversation, it could have been easy to forget… for the time being. Were I in her shoes, as soon as I opened the package, I would have remembered, yes, I asked or suggested that Kathy knit me this some time ago. But according to my grandma, she had no idea, even after she opened the package! And when I was speaking with my mom, she eventually just caved in and said, “I guess I remember,” which means she actually didn’t. What is up with that?!? My two favorite tidbits were when my mom commented that the shawl was warm despite all the holes (hahahahaha!) and when my grandma, instead of straightforwardly asking me to knit her a shawl took my mom’s tactic and just said, “Let’s not speak of this again.” Grandma is the funniest.
Which brings me to my next point – no, my family doesn’t know about this blog, and they do not know that I transcribe our conversations here, and they do not know that sometimes I even make a little fun ;). It’s like this – I would love for my mom and grandma to read this blog, but they are both computer-illiterate. That’s the first thing. The second thing is that grandma doesn’t speak a word of English, and mom speaks so-so English. My writing would be a bit too complicated for her to understand, I think. As for my dad, he is computer-literate and his English is good enough to understand most of what I’m saying, but he’s simply not allowed to know. He’s the type of person who would leave me comments on every single entry, the type of comments that would make me roll my eyes. And then he’d insist on discussing the happenings on the blog during our bi-weekly phone conversations. No thanks!
As for my friends, most know about my blog, especially if they’ve expressed interest in my knitting. When something particularly exciting happens, I urge them to visit, but otherwise they don’t really bother. However, some of my close friends (including my best friend) don’t know about the blog – these are the people who giggle and make a confused face any time I mention knitting. Okay, so knitting is not our common language, I can deal with that. I try to keep my knitting separate from my work, and for that reason my adviser and many of my coworkers don’t know about the blog. They know I knit because they receive gifts and see me knitting sometimes, but I figure announcing my blog to them is unnecessary.
A year ago I would have added that a large number of my friends don’t even know I knit, but it’s too late for that – I think everyone knows by now.
How about you? Who knows about your knitting and your knitting blog, and what are your reasons for revealing (or not) its existence to these folks? Don’t just leave me a comment – rather consider this a meme and answer on your own blog ;).