Your comments on my "I'm writing a book" post made me very happy. And if you've been reading Knitters-Knitters for any length of time at all, you know I don't do happy very often. I do Cautiously Optimistic. I do Guarded Contentment. I've been known to do Bittersweet Whimsy. But big-smile happy is rarely in my repertoire.
I asked LB why kind comments had the ability to make me happy, and he pointed out that there really is no greater compliment than someone telling you that as much as they have been privy to what's been going through your head over the past five years, they actually want to read more of it.
Polli on Facebook wrote: I have been WAITING for this! Thank G-d! And I don't think dipping into to past-tense genius is cheating. No ma'am, I do not.
There will indeed be incidents that you'll recognize from my blog and maybe the odd paragraph or two will remain unchanged, but that's unavoidable. Other than getting married, divorced and remarried in less than two years, having a one-armed baby, setting out to adopt a baby and despite the rarity of such an amputation, finding one who has the exact same limb loss as my first born, and then, finally, having a child with autism... very little of interest has happened to me. I only have so many experiences to go on.
Alice C wrote: So - let me get this right - I am to make a loud noise at increasingly frequent intervals until you deliver the copy? Yes? And if you fail to do so on time it is my fault?
My dearest Alice. As you know, I'm mostly Jewish and the part that isn't Jewish is Catholic. My capacity for guilt is astounding, and if I wuss out I'll blame myself for years before I got around to blaming my bloggy pals. However, it is entirely your fault that I am on Twitter. In fact, my Twitter tag line (my Twitter ID is @baskandwallow) is "Alice told me to come."
Barbara wrote: I'm glad I waited to read this post: I was right: it contained FANTASTIC news! In lieu of blogging you could photograph piles of printouts for us instead of beautiful knitwear. We'll even heart those pictures on Ravelry if it helps you to keep working....