Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Crochet Girl

I've decided to pick up an honest-to-goodness crochet pattern and give it a shot. I picked an "easy" one from an old issue of Family Circle Easy Knitting & Crochet, and found a cute capelet. Astonishingly, it's not making me pull my hair out while I jam the crochet hook into my eyes. I think it's - dare I say? - kind of cute. I'll take pictures soon.

It's so funny, I learned to crochet first - over 10 years ago, now - and never really advanced beyond scarves and blankets, all done in either single, double or triple crochet and that was that. So now I feel obligated to try and learn more.

Still hanging by the telephone, to paraphrase Blondie. I spent most of the late afternoon in bed. Have to shake it off. It's hard.

One thing that's helping, though, is actually doing marketing and publicity stuff for my buddy Dan's book, Closet Monsters: Zombied Out and Tales of Gothrotica. ISO has picked up the book (and they didn't even need a reader report from me, hee hee) and hopefully, he'll start getting some press. I also wrote the press release, if I may say so myself. Now, we've got to get the GLBT press to be aware of the book. I'm checking out different search engines to submit his site to.

And I've also started doing marketing and publicity for Patrick's upcoming show, Zombie Hunters: City of the Dead. This has been a blast; I've started submitting the sites to search engines, found a bunch of horror search engines, and am trying to get a table for the show to exhibit at the HorrorFind weekend in August. And I'm fooling around with a CafePress boutique, too. So more on all of that once it's ready to go.


Amber said...

Sounds like you have some things to keep you busy! That is good! I hope both of those turn out to be a huge sucess and the crocheing too!

Lore said...

Crochet is my new favorite thing!

Seriously, I have tried several times over to be a knitter but it never took. I have several unfinished scarves to attest to this. But I taught myself crochet about a month ago and now I can't stop. Personally I think the learning curve is not as steep - you can learn how to do neet- looking stuff pretty quickly.

I have a couple of things made...I should post pictures on my own blog.

Roe said...

You should post the pics, I'd love to see them! You'll have to help me as I get better at crochet, though. I get frustrated with crocheting in the round, actually. I tried a simple doily (I swear, it was marked EASY in the magazine) and I almost put the hook through my television after about 10 minutes.

Stacey said...

does it go faster than knitting?