About Me


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With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure.

He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine.

After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine.

When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave.

For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can.

While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story.

With many thanks to all those who followed and contributed to this blog while it was active.  I will be allowing the blog to stand for the reference material it contains.  However, there will be no further postings.

Signing Off.

Posted by Son Damien

I live in Suffolk, England, with my wife, Jenny.  We have two sons and a daughter, all adults and having flown the nest.  We also have three granddaughters and two grandsons.  I started knitting after being released from hospital, mainly because it is a sedentary activity and I was looking at long months of slow recovery.  It has proven to be perfect for that.

Jenny does a wide variety of crafts, so knitting isn’t her only hobby.  As for myself, well I thoroughly enjoy knitting but I do also paint, cross-stitch, make jewellery and write.  In fact, I love being creative generally.  Being hopeless at most “practical” activities, such as woodwork, knitting is a refreshing change from the norm for me LOL!  I can finally make something reasonably useful Winking smile

You can find me wandering in various places around the internet, often as Imagineer, KnitSteve  or Gemineer.

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41 thoughts on “About Me

    • Hi Donna 🙂 It’s my pleasure – I love reading about the world of knitting – as well as actually knitting. Hopefully I can post things that entertain as well, in time 😉
      Steve 🙂

  1. Hi Steve: I love that you and your wife both enjoy crafts and are creative. That makes for a great relationship. I like your blog and I will be subscribing. The content of your blog is interesting and informative, maybe we can both learn from each other.
    Thanks again,

    Cecily

    • Hi Cecily. I guess it shows that couples grow alike LOL. Thanks, I’ve already subscribed to your blog 🙂 It would certainly be handy if we learnt off each other 😉

      Steve

  2. I was happy to see that you subscribed to my blog and, in turn, decided to subscribe to yours. You have some great links and look forward to checking them out while I spend being “sedentary” myself very soon.

  3. Hi Steve. Thank you for subscribing to my blog! Your blog is fun and interesting. I like your To-Do list.
    Judy

    • Hi 🙂 I’m still very much a knitting newbie 😉 I’ve designed a few things but I doubt they’d qualify me as a “real designer” in most people’s minds 😀

  4. Nice to have you aboard Steve! It’s been a pleasure finding you and seeing all your projects. Keep up the good work.
    Hope you enjoy my blog. . .
    Shawn

    • Hi. This is basically my knitting blog, with a bit of cross-stitch thrown in, which I haven’t had cause to update for a while. MY writing can be found here 🙂

      • Hi sir Steve, I was referring to both. I just visited (that link) your blog and read some really neat posts. Your poems and short stories are absolutely marvelous.
        Anyway, you’re more than welcome to peruse, “like” and or make yourself home here at my blog. There’s much to read. So pull up a chair, knit, and finger scroll to a desired read. I hope to revisit and read more of your works soon.😊
        Take care. ~Your neighbor

      • Hi! I’m glad you like both blogs and enjoyed my work 🙂 I did drop by your blog but am under pressure at the moment, so spent less time there than I would’ve liked. So many things to do – so little time 😉

        You’re always welcome 🙂

        Steve

  5. Steve, you are so good with blogging. I have not really done it yet. Don’t know really what to say. But yours is wonderful. Much to learn from you, i guess. But again, with writing my 5th novel in the Talon series, i do not take much time away for blogging. But with the new one, i might do it. But again, since my publisher did my website, i have no idea how to work it yet. I think i have to ask her the how.
    Take care. Loved going around here. But now back to writing.
    Gigi

    • Thanks Gigi 🙂 I try. I often cheat – if the writing’s not going well, I use the time to write blog posts in advance and then use the WordPress ‘Schedule’ system to have them appear at later dates 😉 A blog is almost an essential for an author, these days 😉

      All the best,
      Steve

  6. Steve,
    I think i got it now. Put some more on my pages, more pictures of condors. And that i am letting the 4th novel in the Talon series publish right now.
    All the best
    Gigi

      • Hi Steve,
        I am sorry to hear, that you are not feeling so well,. As i said before, i do understand. 😀
        I got a relaps with the stupid Hive as well. Didn’t felt well either.
        But again, I am very exceited for the 4th novel. I saw the cover. It looks so great. Love it, how the artist did it from my publisher. Only i can’t present it yet.
        All the best and i hope you feel better.
        Cheers
        Gigi

      • Hi Gigi. Think I need rest, but not easy at the moment. Hope you feel better now.

        You should be excited 🙂

        Thanks,
        Steve

    • Good to hear, Gigi 🙂

      Thanks 🙂 I got my latest 2 paperbacks through the letterbox this morning 😀 That’s a massive lift! 🙂

      Steve

      • Hi Steve,
        Oh, yes, i believe that. 😀 I can’t wait any longer for my 4th book is finally published and i can post the cover somewhere. 😉
        It’s always such a releave if something happening, if something get out and then get in.

        Hope you are well. Here it’s raining every day. It’s so soggy out there. Weather is doing havog. It should be the dry season, not the wet one. Well, i guess, the weather around the globe is strange.
        In Germany they have floods. Good, not there where my mother lives and my sister. They are save.
        Gigi

      • Hi Gigi 🙂
        I’m learning patience – slowly – but yes, it can be very hard at times 😀
        Stil struggling, but that’s Life 😉 It’s more like late winter, early spring, here. Very few nice days. Most are cold or cold and wet 😦
        I must admit, I never watch the news – far too depressing! A little filters through, but not much 😉 I see no point on listening and worrying about things I have no control over, and where I can make no difference.
        Cheers,
        Steve

  7. Hi Steve,
    I am still learning patience. I have very diffeculte with it as well. So, it’s a very slow progress as well. 😀
    Our neighbour has mandarine tree and it’s haening over our site. He said, that we can eat from it as many as we like. well, we did, but now i have so much pain in my feet, that I hardly can walk without pain. Arthritis is macking up, when I am eating acidid food. There we can have free fruits and I can’t eat it. 😦
    We do watch the news, but I don’t like them as well. They are only negative stuff. We know how to change it, but we can’t do anything, Albert has wrote a book as well. His book is called “FutureQuest”. It’s all about to make the world a better place. If you like, have a look. It’s available ast amazon.com as well.
    Have a wonderful and blessed day.

    Gigi

    • Hi Gigi. LOL it’s very few things that provoke my impatient side 😉 That’s not fair -m free fruit you can’t eat! I love free fruit 😀 The news is designed to depress, I’m sure. I’m always disgusted when they make a big deal over very little, and ignore any inconvenient facts, because there’s not much genuine news about. I’m buried under books at the moment 😉
      Cheers,
      Steve

  8. Hi Steve,
    Yes, that is not fair and now, after eating Mandarins after free mandarins, I am in so much pain. My feet hurt, my hips hurt, my fingers hurt. Last night I hardly could move the middle finger of my left hand. It was agony. Not fair at all. Today it’s better again. Now we give them away and so others can enjoy them.

    I am also buried under books. And one author wants me to write a review. Well, I have done it before, but i am not good in it. Not professional enough, i believe. He wants to send me his book free. All good, I think, i can do it. But what about me? My books need reviews badly as well. I might ask him to write one for me.

    Well, Steve, I hope all is well with you. Sorry that i only write back now, was very busy.

    Cheers
    Gigi

    • Hi Gigi – sorry for the late reply. This probably isn’t the best place for a conversation. Sorry you had such problems.

      My stash of books will never shrink – happily 🙂 I try to fit in reviews but they take a long time from when I get a book to when I review it. I just say what I think, though I try to be gentle if I have serious problems with a book. So far, I’ve escaped having to give up on a book entirely. One thing I’ve learnt is that there is never a shortage of those looking for reviews 😉

      Health not good, writing like crazy, and just about staying afloat online 😀 Sadly failing to keep in touch with folk like I ought to.

      Cheers,
      Steve

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