Things are going to be quiet here for a little while. I’m in the process of moving this site to a new server, as my current server doesn’t support blogging software. I’ve learned a lot by managing this blog ‘by hand,’ but a few things have gotten old, like coding the RSS feed myself, trying to get around to organizing the archives, and the free advertising that shows up in the comments window, courtesy of Haloscan. I’m a control freak, though, so the new blog won’t be up and running until I’ve tweaked the Word Press style sheet to look just the way I like it.
I’ve also got a few other non-knitting irons in the fire right now, not the least of which is a new poetry class. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area (or know someone who does) and think you might want to take an introductory poetry writing and reading class, you should take this one. I’m a really good teacher.
Oh, and did I mention I’m designing my first sweater? Very exciting. The new blog’s first post will no doubt include pictures. Stay tuned!
You know what might be interesting? Talking about what inspired you in the design of the sweater. I think that most of us are familiar with the typical “I saw it in a book” and “It’d be cute on lil’ [fill in name here.]” If that’s what inspired you, then no problem. But as a male knitter, I’m always curious as to what makes other male knitters tackle what they do. I know that I tend to start with a color that fits my current mood and then try to fit a pattern from there. Not feeling much out of the ordinary? Then normal fit and stockinette. Trying to convince an older, male relative that men can do it? Then how about some traditional cables, since my family is Irish. So, Yarn Boy, tell us what’s driving you to throw the yarn. Seriously, some of use are curious.
Hurry back, Yarn Boy! I’ll miss reading your posts and seeing the pic’s of what’s on your needles.
ps. Happy Mardi Gras!!!!
Hurry on back, then. I’m working on a simple sweater – using a very basic drop shoulder design. The unusual aspect of this (in light of yarnish boy’s comment) is that I’m using my own yarn (two different fibers and colors). Looking forward to future posts.
YAY!! Hurry back. I so wish I could take your class…but the L.A. to S.F. commute is just a big much!
What a freak. Who codes their own RSS feeds?
(Remember that this from someone who used a WYSISYG HTML editor for the first time in 2006 and has had a web site since the early 90’s… )
While I completely understand the impulse to control all things at all times, don’t foget that it’s mainly the content (ok, and your pretty face) that bring people to your site. You can still tweak the design to your heart’s content even after the new site is up and running, but those with short attention spans may wander off while you’re tweaking offline, never to return.