Everyone else is apparently commenting on the Robin Hobb post suggesting that blogging is ruining our writing.
That post might be able to be found here:
Justine Larbalestier (here: http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/?p=1086)
Suggests that the problem might actually be the knitting.
I would just like to say, knitting does not cut into my writing time. It was the reading time that it sucked up. Fortunately, I have recently been able to solve that problem.