So I'm back using Blogger. Tried registering a domain name, paying for webhosting and using Wordpress but then the yearly renewal fee came up and I balked at paying it so let my account expire. I'll have to explore this route in the future again.
In the meantime my posts on that site are somewhere in the ether and I may re-post them here but for now let's call this a clean slate and I'll try again.
My hopes are to post more regularly.
I have stuck to knitting everyday for more than two years now - probably my only New Year's Resolution I've held myself to.