I couldn't help but laugh my ass off - mostly because I agreed with him! I hated the word "slightly" and thought it was such a fucking pathetic cop-out. Oooooo we're so bad! We're so naughty! But only slightly! Teeheehee! WTF, mate? Also, due to whatever North Light's problem was with linking the book to the website (The AntiCraft, as in, the crafting equivalent to The AntiChrist; and I'm guessing the problem is they would have had to given us more money because of some licensing mumbojumbo), using the name "Anticraft" DOES make it sound like antihousework and antistupid antiattempts to antimake it antihip. Not that anyone would listen to me, but whatever, it's selling like hotcakes. Gods forbid we do something honest in place of something marketable.
Don't get me wrong, the projects are fantastic, the designers are demigods of the crafting pantheon, our editor went to bat for us several times, and I'd bear Maya's children if she only asked (and if by bear she meant adopt and children she meant cats)... but... in the end it was a sell out. I compromised on the points that bothered me and sold out. But you know... that's admitted up front and in print. Nobody's hiding anything here. And that's why I am up to my armpits in info on Lulu right now.
I'm sure Ne has her own take on this, so let it be known I'm speaking for me and ONLY me here.
Why, hello, AntiCraft readers! I'm Edith, one of the new tech editors, and one of my duties as such is to blog here on Thursdays.
A little about me: I currently knit a lot, but have been obsessed with involved in most other crafts at one time or another, since my parents enabled me encouraged my creativity from an early age. I first stumbled upon AntiCraft when a friend asked me if I could find a pattern for a knitted penis and I found the lovely crocheted Beanis pattern[NSFW!!]. It's a lovely and clever pattern, although one I doubt I'll make anytime soon. One pattern I can hardly wait to cast on for is the Charlotte A. Cavatica. I am very excited about the patterns I've tech edited for the upcoming issue, and I can't wait to show off my one thing that I can't tell you about yet, but that I made as part of the tech-editor selection process. It's sooooooooo adorable, in an undead sort of way.
So, more about me... By day I am a library branch manager at a public library in Indiana. I am a big ol' know-it-all, so I was lucky to find a career where people can ask me for answers, and I can look them up - it makes me feel smart, and they get what they need, so everybody wins! I have two sweet but troublesome kitties, one of whom was recently diagnosed with diabetes. She's nine, so it's not unusual, but I can't help but feel guilty about it, because she's very fluffy and had been losing weight for a while before I noticed that anything was wrong. Clearly I'd not been giving her enough snuggles!
Anyway, some things I like to do for leisure are to read books and webcomics (a few of my favorites are Questionable Content, Penny Arcade, and Unshelved), knit and crochet (I am currently in love with this yarn my brand new yarn store carries called Ella Rae Classic - it's a simple 100% wool worsted that comes in a fabulous variety of colorways and felts beautifully), cook nummy things (the boy and I made white pizzas last night, and they turned out fabulously although I ended up with heartburn - damn the aging process!) and watch far too much television.
That's it, really. I'm kind of boring. But it's so nice to meet all of you! Come on over to the forums and introduce yourselves, if you haven't already. We don't bite. At least, not very hard.