I don't know who will actually read this, but I was encouraged by the fact that whenever I was google-ing knitting questions, or looking for pictures, or wondering what was going on in the knit-world, I found my self being led to knit-blogs, and subsequently drowning in a sea of information and oddly-addictive accounts of strangers daily lives.
I'm not new to blogging, I've kept a Livejournal for 3 years or so, and update regularly, but the idea of a blog for a hobby amuses me. My Livejournal started as a way to keep up to date with friends, and has evolved into a chronicle of my time here in Japan, read by many more people than I think I realize. If you'd like to read about my adventures as an Au Pair in Japan visit http://www.livejournal.com/~alizarinorchid . Doozo.
I have always lived in places removed from any sort of culture (be it art culture, music culture, subculture), and so the internet has been a way for me to connect with interesting people. Here in Japan there is no shortage of interesting people, but meeting ones who speak English is sometimes a difficulty. (My Japanese is no where near where it should be). Knit-wit friends are something I have a shortage of ;) I'm a member of the Tokyo Stich 'N Bitch, but would love to chat about knitting (or anything) with anyone anywhere!