I don't feel bad about not having a picture for today, since I've been really good with the pictures lately. Instead, I will point out fun stuff and ask a question.
Fun stuff: Okay, I'm totally getting the Yarn Harlot 2009 Calendar. (Like I'm not gonna get the new book the second I see it on the shelves! See, I badger my local Border's to get such things, so I buy 'em there when I have a coupon (which, thanks to being on the e-list, is pretty much constantly).
And now, the question: KnittyDragon asked, probably rhetorically, if there was a way she could spend her life knitting, writing and other good stuff... without starving in the streets. I, of course, tried to think of some. This is what I have so far; any other ideas most welcome.
- Win the lottery, preferably over $2.3 million after taxes. Assuming you're over the age of three, that should do it.
Downside: You'll need a financial planner, and they ain't cheep. Then again, you're rich now.
- Find a YarnDaddy or YarnMomma... someone who's willing to support you whilst you do this stuff.
Downside: He or she will probably want something in return, and it could be ooky.
- Become famous knitblogger - it's worked for Wendy, the Yarn Harlot, Crazy Aunt Purl, etc. Why not you?
Downside: Breaking through is tough... but once you do, you're golden.
- Find a job you *also* enjoy, and teach everyone there to knit. (This is my method until I win the lottery, btw.)
Downside: Some actual work has to get done.
- Realize that eventually, there will be retirement, and if you've planned well, you get to write and knit as much as you want.
Downside: "Retirement" can be decades away, and not everyone is that patient.