In response to some of the comments and e-mails I got from the last post – I sincerely apologize for the brevity of the post.
I was not trying to say anything sinister. I’ve had problems with depression in the past, but I’ve gotten old enough and experienced enough to know that things always get better. And one of the best ways to wrench my brain out of a depressive state is to force myself to learn something new. Seriously – the act of learning something new makes your brain focus on the task at hand and shields it from all the extraneous crap that’s dragging it down.
What I did was open up the Knitomaton code and figure out how to dynamically replace the CSS (cascading style sheets) settings with new information. I haven’t published it yet, but I got a prototype working on my laptop where you can click on a new style name and change the colors that are used for the highlighting.
I really appreciate all the supportive comments I got. Thank you, everyone. I’m engaging my brain and feeling much better. And with any luck I’m going to make some money out of this latest endeavor – I plan to write a version of Knitomaton with more features for the iPhone/iTouch store and sell it commercially. The online version of Knitomaton will remain available for free, and I’ll continue to improve it, but I figure if I can put some effort into making it a useful application for knitters and crocheters, it won’t hurt to make a couple of bucks off of it.
I’ll spend it on therapy, I promise.