Tag: Eskimimi Knits

Days Off To Knit, Shop And Archive

Days Off To Knit, Shop And Archive

My fiancĂ© and I have treated ourselves to a few days off work to just enjoy doing a few of the things that we love. As I write this Russell is sitting by my feet playing Arkham City on the XBox whilst I sort through […]

Revisited Knits

Revisited Knits

I only have one pair of mittens, so they get almost constant use during the autumn and winter and are invaluable when the big freeze has settled in as it has now in the UK. I designed and knit these Flutter Butterfly Mittens in August […]

The Old And The New

The Old And The New

I have re-started the task of trying to rescue some of my old content. It’s a slow process, and I am not sure how much remains in web archives, but my old blog, Eskimimi Knits, was a refuge for me, and the words and joy I took in having a little place in the world, online, to share the things that made me happy, meant a great deal.

My blog is now purely for celebration, but I’d love to have kept all of my old content, and the loss of my blog certainly was a particularly sad thing for me, especially as I had comments from friends, some now sadly no longer alive, that gave me such joy and comfort on many of the posts on there. Though I cannot move the comments across (due to them only being archived on Wayback Machine rather than in a database), I can at least copy the posts that were captures, and paste them one by one back into the new blog.

Though it will take quite some time, it is something I’d like to pursue. My only nervousness is that I do not want to annoy any readers with this ‘old’ content. Though I think there is value in the old posts and I am enjoying reading them again myself, I can’t just assume that everyone will feel the same. One thing that I am uncertain about is whether they appear on RSS feed readers and blog aggregators. Both the services Mr Awesome and I use seem to be ignoring thee old posts as I upload them, so they are not showing in our timelines, but I am not sure if all services work the same way.

My intention was just to upload a few every now and again, but I was wondering if it would be better if I just saved then all as drafts and published them in one big block, if it did turn out that they were appearing on people’s feed readers and people didn’t want to read them?

Any thoughts on this from the folks that do stop by and read this blog would be greatly appreciated.

Fork Pom Poms – How To Make A Pom Pom Using A Fork

Fork Pom Poms – How To Make A Pom Pom Using A Fork

I believe the best way of making small pompoms is using a fork. There are many ways of making nice, full and round looking pompoms (pompons, pom-poms or pom-pons as they are variously written) but the quickest and most wonderful way I know of creating […]

Photography Tutorial/FAQ Part II

Photography Tutorial/FAQ Part II

Part One of this tutorial explained how I set up my space ready for taking my photographs, so now I am going to move on to how I set up my camera and actually take my photographs. This post will deal mostly with camera settings, […]