writing at the quiet storm

June 2, 2010

newton’s third law states that for every action,
there is an equal an opposite reaction.

for me that has meant that everything good i have done today,
has been met with something not so good.

for instance,
i have much administrative stuff to do.
working two weeks straight at the shop has impeded my progress.
so i set the alarm on my phone so i would get up bright and early;
go me right?

of course turning the ringer on would have helped.
needless to say, i woke up late.

i then decided to go to my favorite spot in pittsburgh, the quiet storm,
to catch up on some correspondence, and knock out a blog post.
luckily, i charged my camera battery last night, and remembered to grab my camera on my way out so i could take a photo of second sock:

of course i never put the battery in the camera,
thus the low quality computer cam pic.

(margaret cho looks pissed at the low quality photo of second sock, no?)

you’ll also notice how little progress has been made on second sock.
that would be because i am practicing my spinning,
which means i’m not knitting,
which means i’m probably going to lose the summer of socks and lace and my small life of fiber artistry will have no meaning!

ok.
i’ve regained my grip.
which brings me to the real topic of this post:

i’ve had this idea to do a series of short interviews with what could be called the up and coming/newly famous/should be famous people in the fiber arts world. i’m calling the project 10 questions for the ravelry generation. or just project 10. i haven’t decided.

the gist is that i pose ten random questions to knitters/crocheters/spinners/bloggers/designers that inspire me, and the rest of us. i have a short list of people i’m pretty sure will take my call so to speak, and a dream list of people who are probably too important to get back to me.

now, i’m no journalist.
i have no idea what i’m doing really.
i just thought it would be cool to create a record of this moment while it’s still going on.

i feel like we’ve all had ideas, creative ideas, and for whatever reason we haven’t followed through. a year later we find ourselves saying, “i thought of that!” or “i could do that!” and my friend lisa will promptly say,

“but you didn’t.”

the truth of the statement can be devastating.
and i figure if i say i’m going to do this thing on the blog,
i’ll be accountable to some one.

so after this,
i’m sending out my first request for an interview.

keep your fingers crossed bitches!!

(what the #$&@* am i getting myself into)

7 Responses to “writing at the quiet storm”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    You are so walking the path to fame, and possibly fortune. Remember the little people when you get there.

    xo

  2. Pam Says:

    Go you! A friend, on Ravelry, has just offered some of her knitting designs as free downloads. It took half the Yarnaholics Anonymous group to convince her to enter one of those designs in the YarnMarket/TKGA contest last year. She didn’t think she was ready. She won third place. And now, a year later, she’s got three patterns available and working on two more. You never can tell where that first step might lead. You GO!

  3. lisabee Says:

    does it ever strike you as strange that the person who gave you “but you didn’t” never gets anything done herself? :) <3 so proud of you!

  4. Juliet in Grand Rapids Says:

    very good idea!
    waiting, with anticipation (and a bit of patience)

  5. Sally at Rivendale Farms Says:

    Fantastic idea and I think it’s great that a)you thought of it and 2) you’re taking it on. Plus, look at the great cheering section you have!

  6. spillyjane Says:

    I think it’s a great idea and a great project…but, then again, I may be a wee bit biased. :)


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