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.
I have a diabetic cat too. She's closer to 15 or 16 though, and she's been fluffy for a long while (short haired tabby). She's been on daily shots for over a year now. Although I confess, it's kind of fun to say, "Excuse me, but I have to go home and shoot the cat now." But if you have questions, feel free to email me.