Just who am I, anyway?


What a surprise, finding myself a Blogger Blog of Note today! I’m honored, but slightly uncomfortable. Yes, this is a public space, and yes, many anonymous readers stop by … but somehow, anyway, right now, I feel a little exposed.

You see, I think of myself as a knitblogger. I’m part of a large and wonderful community of people who share my passion, and I’m blessed to have made many friends, both real and virtual, in this relatively small corner of the big old internet. But here, today, the doors have been flung wide open!

My blog and my life seem to be defined by what is going on right now — cancer treatment and navigating the strange terrain of it, and getting on with it — but when I seek to define myself cancer isn’t at the top of the list.

So: I’m a knitter. I’m a spinner. I’ve made many pairs of socks, and whatever else that has inspired me. I love yarn. I design knitting patterns once in a while. I’m a bookseller, too. I live with that cat, in a little apartment near the Atlantic Ocean. I go to the water as often as I can, to refill and be and look out at the horizon. I’m a middle child. Sure, I have cancer. I also have a good life that’s on the way to getting better.

There. I feel better now. Welcome everyone!

109 thoughts on “Just who am I, anyway?

  1. hey spinner! i’m keb, a newb blogger and i hope we can be friends… you really got a nice blog.!! hope you could visit mine athttp://kebism.tkthanks!

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  2. Hello Jane. Congratulations, (I guess) on the Blog of Note. I know what you man by feeling exposed. Yet, I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog. I’m a potter, but have done a little bit of knitting. My six year old daughter is learning knitting and her excitement about it is rubbing off on me.

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  3. “I’m honored, but slightly uncomfortable” […] “I feel a little exposed”?May I ask you then why are you blogging on one of the most popular blog-ecosystem in the entire WWW?I am not being sarcastic, just genuinely curious as I am quite sure you’ve got an oxymoron there.

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  4. Hi Jane. Congratulations on your Blog of Note today! You seem like a very courageous woman. Prayers for a speedy and complete recovery!

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  5. Jane, you have for a long time been one of my bloggers of note. And don’t worry, nothing is showing, nothing private, nothing that shouldn’t be – I am attracted to the calmness of your posts … the consideration, and to your kindness in small ways that I know occur (I was once a recipient – out of the blue – so I know). Well done, now breath deep, relax, fondle some yarn, and take time to select a knitting project that feels right.

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  6. Jane,My Mother just finished 5-1/2 months of chemo for colon cancer. She is my hero, and now you are too. It’s a tough road and takes an incredibly strong woman to make it through with the grace that you have shown in your posts. May God bless you with renewed strength and excellent health.The Duchess (from Emma’s blog)

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  7. That’s what brought me here-once in a while I poke the blogs of note-I guess to be nosey.I wonder what makes them blogs of note and whos taking the notes,LOl.Well you do have a nice blog and I have enjoyed your take on life.Sincerely,Connie

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  8. Hi Jane!My name is Carla and I just have to say that I really LOVE your blog! I am a digital Scrap booker but I also knit and crochet too! All of these are wonderful therapy! I do hope that everything is going well with you and I just have this wonderful feeling that everything is going to be GREAT in your world soon. I’ll be praying for your speedy recovery. God Bless! http://atiger5811.blogspot.com/

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  9. Hey Jane! My name is Jane too! =D It’s very uplifting to read such an upbeat blog. So, props on the optimism, and I wish you the best of luck with everything in your life!

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  10. Hi Jane!I’m rookie in English Language and Internet world. I’m Live in Itacare, Brazil. I’m surf instructor and writer. I found you because I open my blog. I’m write about rainforest, indians, shamanism. Stories from the forest. In English, Spanish, Deucht and Portuguese.Enjoy a Sanuma tale, You’ll apreciete!Cheers!Aloha!Leo

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  11. Congratulations! I found your blog today thru your award. Please visit me at The Serenity Gate when you get a chance. I’m also doing a Valentine’s Giveaway. Blessings to you.

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  12. I admire your attitude and outlook… it will carry you far. I am a brand new knitter (as in I started learning 2 weeks ago). I’m slowly and clumsily working on a baby beanie hat. It’s fun!Congratulations of blog of note.

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  13. As a brand new blogger I am impressed by your blog but more importantly touched by your spirit. I have a friend who is undergoing chemo and has up and down days. I am sending him your blog and you GO GIRL!!

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  14. Hi Jane,Congrats on your blog of note thing and best wishes for a full return to health. Your blog is unique and deserves this award. I am also a middle child and a “spinner” but of dreams.

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  15. Ha! Your blog is entertaining. It would be nice if you would share some of your favorite patterns, or maybe give some tips to us beginners. Every time I start a knitting project, I end up abandoning it because no matter how many times I try again, over and over, I never seem to get any better. Any advice?

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  16. HiGood things come from opening up to the whole world, your inspired words give hope to many people who have thier own trials and tribulations and are given a little hope.

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  17. I think that I may have found a soul mate here as both a cancer fighter and another knitter. I have been a fighter for over 2 years now and I hate to be defined by that. Instead I am definately defined for my artistic ability to be stuck in my home and come out with the most interesting crafts… Like Knitting puppets. lol. Anyways.. I want you to know that you are a true inspiration to those around you because you are who you are. So remember… also be tru and smile and you will impact what may be someone’s entire world. 😉

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  18. Interesting note.Makes me wonder, if anyone asks how do you define yourself, what is the first thing you say? I’m sure everyone will have more than one definition, but what comes first?

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  19. You blog about knitting, I blog about my virginity; believe me, you have no reason to feel exposed or embarrassed! You bring a different philosophy on life and are at times quite inspiring. Keep on, keepin’ on!

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  20. Hi Jane. Congratulations on your Blog of Note today! You are a very courageous woman. I will Pray for you and i am sure you will definately have a complete recovery!

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