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Welcome! I'm Kara and I am the one woman show behind Knit Vlog.

What is Knit Vlog?
Knit Vlog is a website and a YouTube series documenting the stories of my knitting projects and creative endeavors. It is also a little sneak peek into my daily life, as the way I live affects the way I craft.

I watch knitting youtube channels. I also watch some daily vloggers. This is my experiment in combining the two - my life and my craft. A vlog but mainly framed about my knitting life, spilling over on occasion into the rest of my world.

I want to share the who, what, when, double wear/where, why, and how of my knitting. I want to share this aspect of my life that makes me feel alive and happy.

Thus, Knit Vlog was born. The first Knit Vlogs appeared in 2016 (more on that in a moment).

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You can find the vlogs here: Kara Fleck on YouTube 

Here on the Knit Vlog website you'll find project pages, a handful of tutorials, the method to my madness, and links to the Knit Vlog videos.

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June 2019 update and relaunch plans: After five years as a caregiver, my life has changed. While I would do it all over again in a heartbeat if needed, it was the most difficult thing I've ever done. Caregiving was a defining chapter of my life and profoundly changed me and my family.

I find myself wanting to reclaim and refocus some of my time and energy. Most of that I am giving to my kids. We've spent the last six month adjusting to our new normal and figuring out how to be a household of six again.

It's been really lovely.

I also want to give some of that time and energy back to myself.

A handful of years ago, I made vlogs about my knitting and various other topics. When life got to be too much, Knit Vlog was one of the things I let go of, but I've always missed it.

<--- Here is a screen shot from one of my early vlogs. Wow, life has changed since then!

I want to bring that back, and I believe now is a good point in time for me to revisit this crafty little project that brought me so much joy.

So, I'll be relaunching Knit Vlog in the summer of 2019 and making the old new again.

Stay tuned!

So, now that you know a bit about what Knit Vlog is, perhaps you'd like to know a bit more about me. If you want the super quick run down on Kara Fleck, here you go:

Sagittarius. INFP. Slytherin. 4w5. Not what you're expecting.

Married 18 years. Mom of four. Bookworm. Huge nerd. 

Over forty and damn proud of herself for making it this far. 

I am ... a lover of lists, knitter of socks, reader of mysteries. Frequenter of Instagram. Horribly behind on email. (But you can get in touch with me at KaraFleck AT if you've got some patience)

Things you should know about the blog:
  • This post about how I knit my socks on small circs  is popular with readers.
  • After trying to be a "good" content creator for years, I threw out the editorial calendar. Now I just share when I feel like I have something worthwhile to share. 
  • However, I am committed to being consistent with KnitVlog and I want to be reliable in content creating and sharing both here and on YouTube. I just want to do so without overwhelming myself or making less then my best effort. I can only knit so fast, after all.
  • I don't have a newsletter. Bookmark this site, subscribe via email, or keep an eye on my Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram  and I try to give a shout out when I have a new post, vlog, or project.

If creativity is a survival skill, then knitting is both my shelter and my fire. Knit Vlog gives me a way to tell those the stories of my projects in a way that feeds my soul.

Whether it is cobbling together iphone videos or sitting down to write about what knitting means to me, I value these online spaces.

It is a simple thing, yarn and some free time, but I cherish it.

Thanks for joining me!

Best wishes,