So Phillip and I are in Orlando for the winter, camped out at a cute little cottage in College Park complete with a Mediterranean courtyard and enough space for Mario the cat to run from window to window watching “The Bird Show,” or “The Stray Cat” show. This is precisely what I needed for the next couple of months. We plan to be here until April then head out to the mountains. But in the interim, whilst we plan our move into something rural and less populated, I have time to work on the promotion of MAD MAN KNITTING. Yes, I know I had intended to drop the book, but at Phillip’s urging, I’m moving headstrong into media outlets of every kind hoping to at least make some ruckus.
I’m also working on getting my previous books relaunched the iPad and Kendle, but that’s going to take some time. Orlando is a very media driven town, the likes of which mom and pop shops don’t do very well. So, it’s the perfect outlet for getting any kind of media attention. The draw back is my knitting supplies. There are very few (if any) smaller knitting shops around here, so I’m forced into the big box stores like Joann’s, A.C. Moore, and Michael’s. It’s not so terribly bad, but it drives me to wonder, where do YOU get your yarn and notions? I’ll be sitting here messing around with something that everybody on the planet can also have access to, but hopefully, I’ll make it look a little more genuine and unique than what the soccer mom next to me has her eye on. If she and I both buy the same skein, then she’ll make sweaters for her tots…and I’ll make beer cozies. So, if I’m to shamelessly promote my book here and now for all the world to see, then I at lease want to hand over the rest of this blog to those little unincorporated small business boutiques all across America that are dying for business and recognition. Shout out your favorite yarn store, why don’t you? And maybe I’ll find my supplies in your town online. Cheers!