When I first launched this website, I thought for sure I'd come up with something great to share every week. At that time I was becoming a single mom, growing my business to support my daughter and myself, learning all about social media marketing and how to increase online visibility - WOW, there was a lot to learn!
I've always known that I'm a bit old-fashioned. I was always the last in my peer group to adjust to new technology, and I'm still most comfortable with a good ol' paper calendar. At this moment I am 42, but I swear my parents in their 70s are more tech-savvy than I am! I'm now at least somewhat active on my Facebook page, learning about Instagram, intrigued by Pinterest...so now it's time to give blogging a real try.
If you've visited recently (or at all!) you've noticed that my last post was in 2014. YIKES! I've been a little embarrassed to have a Blog page at all with so little activity, but I'm sticking with it and planning regular posts about being a working mom, knitting for dogs, keeping foster kittens out of the yarn, and how very much I love the work that I do. So many of you think that it isn't possible to live and raise a child on a handcrafting income, so I'm going to share what makes it work for me at least once a month. Women have been making this work for a very long time, and it's really hard, but it is possible.
Please visit again soon, share these posts, and check out Beannaigh Traditional Handknitting on Facebook! Now that I've finally become comfortable with the 21st century, Facebook is the first place I announce news, new projects, etc. I also offer a monthly email newsletter - just send me a note through my Contact page and I'll add you to the list.
Pam Connolly, owner of Beannaigh Traditional Handknitting, is a hardworking single mom with an old-fashioned cottage industry.