I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round. I really love to watch them roll. No longer riding on the merry-go-round. I just had to let it go.
Well, I got it done, the migration. Too bad that Blogger wouldn't continue its FTP support and I really didn't want to mess around with a subdomain. For those non-techies, this means I took the easy way out, keeping everything intact. Of course, I was sweating the minutes as the migration happened. I know how easily migrations can get fucked up.
So, it's been a bit since I've done a blog post. Yeah, I'm busy knitting away.
In an odd sort of way, I'm handling unemployment by designing. After years of working, I had to create a new job for myself, since I'm not getting much in the way of interviews. My first design, Twisty Road socks, has just been published on Patternfish.com. Many thanks to the Punk Princess for modeling the socks on her teeny footsies. (By the way, she's been accepted into the BFA program at Montclair State College in Montclair, NJ. I'm sooo proud of her--she inherited her gram's creative juices, although I can't draw well.)
Writing patterns keeps me in tech writing mode.
Got back to spinning, my entertainment in the late evening, prior to bed.
I have to say, VK's spring issue was excellent. This magazine has improved tremendously. Even Knitter's spring issue was decent, for a change. IK sucked. Big time. Bad photography, uninspiring designs done in dismal colors, nothing springy at all. This magazine has completely lost its appeal. Sadly, the new management got rid of older, experienced editors because apparently they wanted to hit the younger market. Big mistake.
I don't intend to submit anything to IK. Ever again. There are plenty of other places and ways to get my patterns out there.
Through a Glass Darkly
I've been pondering turning 60 in less than three weeks. Confronted with my own mortality, as it were. Shit, I don't feel like I'm going to be 60 and I don't think I look much older than 50, unless I'm totally delusional.
Rereading some of my blog posts to Jerry (remember the Purling Puppies brouhaha?), I realized that much of what I needled, the KnitList in particular, no longer has any influence. I believe the KListers have all moved to Ravelry, as I predicted. And that's fine. The KnitDweebs are contained and don't annoy the rest of us. I dunno if the KnitList even exists anymore. And don't care. Loopy still reads the KnitFlame list and tells me that it has a much larger KnitDweeb population than when it first started.
I don't think I've read any list in at least two years. Good riddance, sez I. Ravelry has been our salvation. I hadn't had the time to spend on it while working the past year but now, between that and FaceBook, I'm in the social networking loop. Oh yeah, and LinkedIn, too, although I find it fairly useless.
So, I redesigned the page. Whaddya think? Does it suck? I can manipulate the code to change the layout but I'm so done with IT shit. I have a feeling that I won't be going back to corporate America, which is the least rare and handy environment I know.