Monday, April 23, 2012

Work...Yes, Money.

Best Quote I Heard All Day
“I hate writing, I love having written.”--Dorothy Parker

Well, I do love writing. Gotta disagree with Mrs. Parker, for once. But these days, I'm makin' bucks, with little time to spend on my beloved knitting, spinning, and weaving.

Nonetheless, I sat my ass down at my computer tonight and said to myself, "Write the fucking blog, willya?" After having worked on hideous Capital Market Reports, plus writing about a dismal app that plugs into Office 2010, writing when I get home is not high on the list.

So here's what I have been doing when I have free time--working on the book, heavily. This will be an e-book that I'll sell and advertise on Ravelry, a collection of my sock designs, hopefully about 12 of them. I'm halfway through them now. The book's title? "Keep It Simple Socks." Each design's stitch pattern will keep you interested but will also stick in your brain. When I make socks, I like to have patterns that I can memorize because socks always go with me and I don't want to have to stare at a chart constantly.

I'll put up some pictures of the book's WIPs this weekend. They reside on my phone right now.

By the way, if you're into socks and own a Mac, check out Knitting Software's Sock Wizard for the Mac. Carole Wulster has added some great features to this app. Kneehighs, different heels, different toes. Although I always do my own calculations, using knitting software is OK for most people, although you must be aware of the design's pitfalls and make sure that you adjust the generated directions to work properly.

Well, gotta beat feet. It's getting close to bedtime for this old lady. Shit, I'm gonna be 62 this Wednesday. Chronologically. Not mentally. Of course, Arthuritis, my pal, keeps kicking my joints but I fight him all the time.

Later, skanks.