Gone are the literary days of Moby Dick by Herman Melville (752 pages) and The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (512 pages). As a society, we have totally dumbed down the language and so cleverly figured out how to say almost EVERYTHING in 140 characters or less. Recently found on twitter at http://twitter.com/VeryShortStory:
“You haven’t seen Mr. Potato Head in days?” “That’s right, detective” said his wife. “You want to explain the tater tots in the oven?” #vss
So, I thought it might be fun to interview myself as it may take place on twitter. (Eat your hearts out Katie, Diane and Babs; I scooped you with this twitterview.)
So, what’s your story @foxygknits?
Learned to knit in childhood. Long time – avocation not vocation. Stopped for a while & did needlepoint, but realized the error of my ways.
How did that lead to opening a shop on etsy?
Friends & family convinced me to open shop after getting tired of scarves, shawls & blankets for birthdays & every other occasion
When did you open your shop?
Started on etsy in September 2008.
Describe what you sell.
@foxygknits features OOAK handmade scarves, shawls & wraps designed for today’s woman. Don’t need to sacrifice comfort for style.
Very interesting, @foxygknits. From where do you get your inspiration?
Inspiration comes from colors and textures in everyday world. Fave part of creative process – coord & blending yarn colors and textures
Your name sounds like you have street cred. How did you come up with it?
foxygknits came from joke when picking grandma name – Grandma Lo by day & Foxy G. by nite. When selecting name for shop, it was a natural.
How do you promote your etsy shop?
I built a facebook fan page, I am on twitter and I blog at Foxy G.’s Den of i-KNIT-quity
What about teams? Do you belong to any?
I am a member of @TeamNorGA, @EtsyTwiterTeam, @EtsyBloggers and @EtsyFBTeam
What do you derive from belonging to several teams?
OMG – Friendship, support, ideas, mentoring, ability to share good, bad and ugly with other artists and artisans.
Anything else you’d like to add, @foxygknits?
Please stop by Foxy G. Knits http://www.foxygknits.etsy.com where everything is knit by hand – from my heart to yours. PLZ RT! #etsytwitter
Well, that was a shameless plug!
LAWL no – ROFLMAO