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tashabear
tashabear
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I'll probably be back in about a week. I do have a metric fuckload (1.10231131 times larger than an English fuckload) of sewing stuff to do, and hopefully this self-imposed exile will get me in there to do it.

If anyone from there has followed me over here, I'd just like to express my deepest gratitude for defending me and for all the really sweet things that you've said. I can't tell you how much it means to me. It's wonderful to know that I'm valued.

I'll still be posting here, and I'll still be reading knitting, so behave yourselves. Unless circumstances dictate otherwise. (We so need a community like antibride for knitting...)

i feel: grateful grateful

15 trips or shoot the rapids
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geekling From: geekling Date: April 21st, 2004 11:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)
The 'sweet' things that were said about you, and to you, is no more than what you deserve for the time and patience you've put in healping people out on that group.

Ummm... No I'm not a stalker, honest!
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: April 22nd, 2004 12:17 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yeeps... I went to bed when the initial post came through... wow... a lot can happen in the dead of night!

I think you're making a good decision for you... and that's what matters. And... when I want your advice (which I've often found useful... comments to me AND to others...) I will come and harrass you elsewhere. :)

Good work taking care of you... and that massive to-do list. I'd be out of my head... I'm amazed at your resiliance! :)
mazzie From: mazzie Date: April 22nd, 2004 03:56 am (UTC) (base camp)

Hey there

I usually read the knitting community every day and didn't yesterday for whatever reason so I missed the drama (nice change for me to miss it completely rather than instigate it *innocent smile*).
I just wanted to let you know that, although you don't hear much from me, you are an inspiration to me, I enjoy reading you, I marvel at your patience and skill, and I just all around think you're swell. I am knitting the sweater from the ARAN Project because I saw your work on it months ago and liked it so well. I'm glad you're not leaving the community - you are, indeed, a very strong, central part of it.
I consider you a teacher of mine.
Thank you.
Namaste.
platys From: platys Date: April 22nd, 2004 04:29 am (UTC) (base camp)
Hey, why did I never add you to my friends list? :)

Some of the people in knitting drive me absolutely wild with fury. You are far more patient than I am.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: April 22nd, 2004 09:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
I use it as an exercise to help me become more diplomatic in my everyday life. Seriously. Helps with my one-on-one teaching skills, too. It's one of the reasons why I have the SCA peer-associate relationship with my duchess -- to help me learn how do to what I set out to do while pissing off the minimum number of people (I'll never be able to do something without pissing off someone; life is like that). LJ's been a great help with ramming home the lesson of "Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by stupidity." Except last night. ;-)
coffegrl From: coffegrl Date: April 22nd, 2004 05:33 am (UTC) (base camp)
I don't say much most of the time either, but I do have to second most of what mazzie had to say. You are truely an inspiration, and always have had insightful comments and suggestions. I hope you come back soon, and I am sending you wishes for calm moments during the upcoming frenzy of wedding madness.

esmerel From: esmerel Date: April 22nd, 2004 06:19 am (UTC) (base camp)
Haven't seen the drama post yet, but I admit that I read your journal because I find your straight forwardness and willingness to help very like my own style, and I got a burning curiousity to see more of your stuff in progress, rather than just the finished stuff. You do amazing work, and you seriously make the knitting community for me. :)
waning_estrogen From: waning_estrogen Date: April 22nd, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (base camp)

sheesh. just skimmed through that.
I can't keep up with all the stuff in all the knitting communities I 'joined'. I tried reading them regularly, but there's just more (and more photos) than I can keep up with on a dialup. That's one of the reasons I put you on my list. I was trying to remember some of the people who were helpful, and your distinctive name jumped out at me.
so, again, I'm not stalking you, but just trying to keep in mind whose posts to watch for when I'm trying to figure something out. and you've been very clear and easy for me to understand.

THANK YOU!
crafterson From: crafterson Date: April 22nd, 2004 07:59 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yea! So glad you're not gone for good. Enjoy your break, and happy sewing.
e_musings From: e_musings Date: April 22nd, 2004 08:37 am (UTC) (base camp)
I am glad you aren't going for good, too. Your knowledge and ablility to convey information is straighforward and understandable. Communicating on the 'net is tricky and you do it well!
Thanks for staying!
kittenlid From: kittenlid Date: April 22nd, 2004 11:03 am (UTC) (base camp)
hey, i don't think i've posted any comments to anything you've posted before, but i know you've answered a couple of my knitting questions.

i've been deprived of internet access for a couple days, so i just got to reading the knitting drama today.
i wanted to congratulate you on standing up for what you said and i'm glad that you're around and won't leave just because some stupid bitch with a superiority complex mouths off. it's a thanks for being bitchy really.

and i'm totally into the "antibride" idea.
twistedyarn From: twistedyarn Date: April 22nd, 2004 11:51 am (UTC) (base camp)

Sniff Sniff

People in general are just no damn good. I look for your comments because your always on the mark. I have learned so much from you. I value your advice and admire your generous spirit. Everyone I know feels the same way. It takes alot for me to comment.I have goofy comment fear. So you can imagine what they could do to me :)
From: nutter4 Date: April 22nd, 2004 11:45 am (UTC) (base camp)
Oh geez.

I'm not a member of knitting (because it's something I'm not into) but I hopped over to read the drama. The mentality of some people never ceases to amaze me. Yet another example of the saying, "You do someone a favour, it becomes your job".

For the record - you are appreciated. I (and no doubt countless others) are very grateful for your advice and your willingness to share your knowledge, to the extent that you do handouts for it.

N.
himeykitty From: himeykitty Date: April 22nd, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm mostly a lurker in knitting, but I just wanted to say I'm looking forward to your return!
lanie_lou From: lanie_lou Date: April 22nd, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I feel the need to add my two cents in here too...I did follow you over from knitting, but like a week ago as you seemed interesting and you are! I personally enjoy seeing knitters around like you, Emma, Kathryn, etc. who similarly to me did not pick it up on the whim of stitch and bitch, but I do appreciate that you all are so willing to help, and I have avoided doing so out of your extreme competence and clarity of commenting. So this is a dual thank you for being a community orriented person, and giving you nice niceness for being an interesting and tollerant person.
15 trips or shoot the rapids