Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Some unrelated subjects

Two unrelated things that I keep forgetting to mention.

First of all…and Imbrium, you know people who are breeding so pay close attention to this…these books should be on every new mommy’s wish list. “Baby mix me a Drink” and “Baby make me Breakfast.” They are cardboard baby books that teach babies important skills through color and shape. “Baby do my Banking” and “Baby Fix my Car” are due out later this year. I’m considering pregnancy just so someone will buy them for me.

Also, out of curiosity I installed one of those stat counter things…thanks Inky for helping me out with that…and I am fascinated to discover that my blog is the first thing that comes up under “self-delusionment.” This is possibly because delusionment is not really a word, but is that not prophetic? In a rather perverse sort of way, I’m pretty proud. The other thing that seems to lead people to my neck of the woods is pirate jokes.

Also going with the flow, here’s another knitting picture.

Remember I said that I swapped a different cable pattern for the Celtic Icon sweater from Inspired Cable Knits, not because that one was “bad” just completely incomprehensible to pirates…this pirate anyway. This looks like a scarf, but it’s really not, this sweater is knit in 5 panels, and this is the front right panel. I was really truckin’ on this for awhile, but the inconsistency with the handspun yarn became an “issue.” I also got an offer to teach a class at Woven Art this summer, so I’m madly knitting a sample, and “Celtic Icon” is on the metaphorical back burner until I decide what to do about the yarn. No, that’s not true, I know what to do, I just don’t want to admit it. What I have to do is spin more yarn. I’ve even located someone who has some of the “free wool” left, and is willing to barter with me. I just don’t want to face the reality.

And I have a favor to ask of you.

See that? That’s me!! Fine Art Quilting. This sign shows the wrong suite number, but they fixed that the day after I took the picture. Here’s the favor. I have a mailbox that goes along with my new studio (which is filling up see?)

and I check the mailbox everytime I go there, because I’m a compulsive mailbox checker. There is never anything in it though, since I haven’t actually given anyone the address yet. So what I was thinkin’ was that y’all could send me some mail!! Just a postcard or something. Isn’t that a fabulous idea? (Isn’t it sort of pathetic to publicly beg people to send you mail…uhm, thanks we won’t be discussing that issue today.) The only problem is that I don’t really want to put my real name up on the blog (*gasp* her name’s not really Ragnar? Betrayal!) and the only name that fits on the mailbox is my actual personal name, not my business name. So if you are up to the challenge, then send me an email, savior_in_cellophane(at)yahoo(dot)com, and I will give you my address and my real name.

And look! This is the factory that my spanky new studio is in. Doesn’t it look all…factory like? Kinda “Urban Blight Chic” or something?

Ragnar...unrepentant mail whore.


Imbrium said...

Tee hee. Definitely going on the gift list.

All right, you unrepentant mail whore...send me that address (what, do you really want an e-mail? Isn't a comment close enough?) I used to do pen-pal crap, so I'll see what I can dig up in the way of that old-fashioned correspondance. ;)

( word verification is "qilty".)

celticjig said...

Maybe I will send you a postcard from the lovely Eastside of Lansing.
I tried the cable knit again, might need further instructions when I have not consumed 8 or more mango margaritas.

celticjig said...

Have you started knitting that linen tank top yet? Today is the weather for it!
I need to start the purple sweater project.
What time are you all going to pillage and plunder my bar on Friday?

Ragnar said...

I don't think I'm going to knit that tank top, I think I'm going to weave it...freaky, another fiber related hobby...but I've got to try them all!

The problem is, Jiggy my sweet, that whenever we are together there is drinking involved...thus there will never be an unintoxicated time for me to teach you the magical world of cables.

Speaking of, are we racking that beer this weekend? Beer needs attention you know! Got the Northern Brewer Catalog in the mail last about beer porn.

Beverley said...

Ok a couple of comments - stat counter??? tell me more, please! Or a link would be great.

I really like the skull shrug by the way , rather busy at work yesterday to comment. The cables are looking cool as well. I like the fact you can knit the jersey in panels.

Now I have an offer, when I get back to work next week I will get you to send me your name and address, but you see I don't get much mail either so I will send you a postcard from down under if you send me one back?? A deal??

Knit on, still green about your studio! >^..^<