Saturday, December 28, 2013

Best Quote I Heard All Day

“I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.” --Dorothy Parker
A man I care for is handsome...never ruthless or stupid. He's been in my head for many years, since I was a teen. Ain't telling you who he is because he's actually a financial services celeb, known by the press, globally. I love him.

Hi, I'm back! It's been a damned long time since I wrote a blog post. Why? Because I wasn't into writing anymore. Didn't have a job...and was dealing with finding one, which I still am. Knitting is my therapy. I've been designing numerous socks with lace patterns. Here's a picture of one that I loved making.

I'm going to photograph all of the socks I've designed and dump the patterns up on Ravelry soon. Was also thinking that I'd put them all in an e-book called "Sock It To Me!"

The wonderful thing in my life is my Mom knitting with me. She's my best knitting pal. Mom turned 90 in August and she still knits. When she wants a new project, I design one for her. Have done a vest, scarf, and cardigan that she's knit. Mom always wants some simple shit so I haven't thought about putting these up on Ravelry.

Other Design Shit

Being a lace fan means that I've designed a ton of lace socks and scarves. One scarf pattern is lovely but needs to be steam-iron blocked.

Lace is my love.

Long Time Blog

I didn't write an entry on the blog's 11th anniversary, July 25, 2002.  If you read my blog back then, you probably remember how snotty I was, regarding the knitting magazines and some knitting designers. The blog was my grief therapy. Husband Jimmy had died January 30, 2002. We had been married since 1969 and losing him destroyed my heart. So when I discovered Blogger, I began this. The Knitting Curmudgeon existed prior to Blogger because in 1997 I created my AOL Member website, which was The Knitting Curmudgeon. Learning web development back then got me into IT ultimately. And now, as a senior technical writer and trainer, I still do some web dev if the job requires it. 

So glad to be back writing. I don't read knitting magazines much these days. Years ago, I bitched about Knitter's, Vogue Knitting, and Interweave Knits. Having been a magazine editor, I felt that I was correct bitching about these mags. Frankly, their layouts and photos have greatly improved. I don't knit other peoples' designs, due to my love of knitting designing. But when I wrote my interactive book, "You Can Knit!", Inkling is selling it now, with a freebie for beginners--the basic scarf directions. The book costs $9.99. It's also for sale in Apple Apps Store. My friends ain't buying my book because it's for knitting novices.

So, later, skanks! I'll blog again soon. It's time to get my ass moving.