First, some knitting!
A friend’s coming over today to see my “studio” – what a grand word for a dining room full of yarn! I should take a photo of my office (12′ x 6′ room) and post it – I certainly get as much as one CAN out of limited space!
Last night I finished an adorable Porkpie Hat – ribbon and lace and just so cute! It’s for Cast On, so you’ll be seeing it soon. I’ve been experimenting with double knitting eyelash and suede for a shearling effect – the problem with doing stuff that’s so out there is that it’s hard to find ONE yarn manuf. who makes a wide enough variety of yarns to cover an entire wacky project! Oh, well, a girl can dream…
TNNA is happening out in CA and I’m seriously thinking of going to the one in Ohio (when is that, June?) I think it’s time to really start getting noticed, get myself out there more – if I ever expect to publish a book on Combination Knitting (or knitting chairs, millinery, etc.) then I have to get out there and RAISE MY PROFILE. What I’m doing is fine, but I need to set a few long-term design goals, too.
Now for something political (what is UP with me these days…?)
Words Fail Me
I sit here in stunned silence.
And finally, Joe Bergman, quoted in an editorial by Bob Herbert, says it much more eloquently that I could:
“I don’t know if we can change the heart of C.E.O.’s into thinking, `Well, you know, I’m getting $30 million, but I can save some jobs if I give back $15 million and live on just $15 million this year.’ They never think like that. And until they begin to think like that, we’ll be at their mercy.”