Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Enough already.

The subject of Naughty Needles is hereby closed. We've heard from both sides, I've said all I have to say on the subject, and I'm getting sick of it. I have a delete comments button, and I'm not afraid to use it. When the book comes out, I'll review it if I can find a copy in the library or bookshop. If you want to talk about it more, go do it somewhere else. You guys are harshing my mellow.


Dave Daniels said...

Wow, all this action and I was only gone for a coupe of days.
Those were great reviews. I'm looking forward to the Cables Untangled and the Natural Knitter. They both look like good practical books, just my kind of reading.

Janice in GA said...

You know what I think the problem is? People these days seem to think that if you express a non-popular/non-positive opinion, you're deliberately bashing something. It used to be that someone could say something like "I don't like X, and here's why." And someone else would reply, "Wow, interesting that you think that. Here are the reasons that I DO like X." Nowadays, the reply is more likely to be "You don't like X? How can you say something like that?? You're a big stupid meanie. You're so NEGATIVE."

Drives me nuts. It's the death of intelligent debate in this country.

Just MHO.

Carol said...

Amen, Janice, amen.

Anonymous said...

I just went to the shelf here at the shop I work in and pulled about 25 completely inane and intelligence insulting knitting books off the shelf. There are a plethora of books out there that will make you or your
knitting "hip" "funky" "urban" "sexy" or "cool" that we should be complaining about. We don't need to focus on this one. I don't know about y'all but I've been in this game a long while and am good at what I do. I've simply given up on the idea that anyone would ever want to publish a book by me. I won't be dragged into mediocrity or forced to be "cute" because some moron in the publishing buisness (who by the way is publishing craft books--probably not their dream in life, unless you are working for Schoolhouse Press or some other specifically focused publishing house) who's probably older and stodgier than I am thinks I'm not going to sell because my aesthetic isn't "funky" enough. I wasn't popular in high school and I don't want to be now either, I'd just like a nod now and then--but I'll take it after the knitting hub-bub dies down.

Anonymous said...

I have a delete comments button, and I'm not afraid to use it.

Id like a tshirt that says that.

Carol, now am hooked on your website. Just back from New Orleans, and in knitting store, where, fun N (hate that abbreviation) funky is still alive and repulsive. But I suppose funky yarn is a nice change, when the only funk youve had in a year is olfactory rather than visual.
P.S. The socks pattern was from my book, Sexy shins for Free n Funky Clickin Stick Chicks, from Red Heart Press.

Carol said...

"Anonymous," I lo-o-o-o-o-ve you.

Kathy Merrick said...

Yowza, me too, anon.
I'm thinking about "Cutiepie Ruffly Apronz To Be Worn By Hip Hott Olde Fashioned Grrlz".

Barb Brown said...

Carol, you deserve a set of those balls they hang off the back of pickup trucks here in redneck country. Balls with delete buttons tatooed on them.
anon and kathy m. .... when your books come out, can you autograph them for me? I'd be full of yarny goodness if you would.
Barb B.

Carol said...

Ahem. What part of "enough" don't you anonymous commenters understand? Until now, I've deleted only one comment (it was repeated twice) and it was a vicious personal attack that added nothing substantive to the discussion. This is my blog and I run it the way I want to. You don't like it? Tell it to the hand.

We're moving on.

Cynthia said...

Wow, deleted comment, pin-ups, and a very polite smack down by our web mistress (is that sexy enough for ya?!).

Carol, I just went to the post office and got my first Black Bunny shipment--it is more beautiful and soft than I ever imagined. Sitting here at work and not being able to get started is driving me crazy! Thanks so very much--

Ilana said...

Carol, I love your blog, and next time I come into Rosie's, I will genuflect, perhaps kiss the hem of your sweater. You'll call the police. It'll be our special thing.

I think that the personal attack problem is filtering down from the political arena. Don't agree with the administration? Well, you're unpatriotic, and probably a Commie. It's quick, it's easy, it's intellectual sloth! I swear I'm waiting for the Sunday morning when I turn on Meet the Press and hear "You are." "No, you are." "No, you are INFINITY."