Monday, May 01, 2006

I need a new job...

I kissed the ground beneath my feet upon arrival at LAX yesterday peeps, having had up-to-the-eyeballs-enough of Lost Wages. There is only so much drinkin', carousin' and conference-in' this Lady of the Linoleum can handle. I mean c'mon, five full days spent with 200 plus bankers in 90 degree plus heat is like spending five full days with 200 plus bankers in 90 degree plus heat...No analogy needed...

I did do some serious crocheting though...despite the bazillion bankers...the endless hours...and the imbibing...I am literally detoxing as I write this. Yeah, I know, my job sounds real tough. Las Vegas, Vodka, expense account. Whatever. It's banking and therefore it's boring. Martinis (doesn't matter how many I forced down) don't change that fact.

So, I'm back. Feeling a bit disconnected from the Life Craftique, but ready to jump into the swing of things, scissors poised, hook at the ready, hanks of yarn calling me back to the fold. Speaking of which, while toiling away in the desert I received an email from an editor at a well known publishing house alerting me to the fact that my designs had been accepted for a new crochet book in the works. Wooo Hooo! Maybe, just maybe, I will eventually be able to extricate myself from the Life Banktique. Keep yer digits crossed!

In addition to my upstart career as a budding crochet designer (yeah right), I've got tons of FO's to show and much news regarding my new collaborative adventure that began after ending the doll round robin fandango. Can you all say board games? Oh yes, this should be an interesting collaboration to be sure. Look for a whole post devoted to a bunch of drunk artists attempting to make board games in round robin fashion that are actually playable (while sober).

Stay tuned! Games and knitted/crocheted bologna-inspired accessories to be had in the near future. I know, you don't often hear the words bologna, knit and crochet in the same phrase...

19 comments:

Micky said...

Oh boy oh boy! Can't wait to see that!
I am currently making a weenie scarf. I will post when it's finished. It's such fun making it!
:)

Deneen said...

You always can make me smile!

briana said...

Show me the wings!!! (Btw - I think it's hilarious that we both managed to post at the same time.)

Yeah, the Life Banqtique is seriously for the birds... and not us birds! But if you try to fly the coop, you better take me with you!

Okay, too many avaian references in that comment, cold medicine is going to my head.

noricum said...

Congrats!!! (On getting your patterns accepted. And surviving Lost Wages. ;) )

Jimbo said...

Detox suits you well, Regina! A book! Board games! Exciting times for you and well deserved and good timed recognition.
Congratulations!!!

lisa s said...

hey... looking forward to more posts from you... i'm trying to get back too!

susan said...

but bologna, knit, and crochet in the same sentance is just why we love you dear! can't wait to see them and the wings....

joanna said...

Sounds like there are some cool things going on... I can't wait to see!

Congrats on having your patterns accepted... too cool!

Tara said...

Congrats on the book, and escaping the sweaty bankers. Ugh.

rose said...

Can't wait for all the new stuff, and big congrats on the book!

FinnyKnits said...

Welcome back and congratulations on your escape -- I'm excited to see what inspired you during your offsite. Is there a martini olive or pantless drunken banker inspired scarf somewhere in your luggage?

Heatherly said...

knitting needles, not hooks...but cute monsters!
http://www.yarnrescue.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2&zenid=7ddf661372e8990e2a94528123f14f93

Ellen Bloom said...

Missed you!!! Glad you're back. Congrats on the publication of your patterns, however don't quit your dayjob quit yet....the pattern people don't usually pay as well as the white guys with ties.

Will we see you this week at the WeHo SnB?

Pam said...

I don't know. Baloney is a pretty good family-friendly expletive when discussing knit and crochet patterns. As in "What is this baloney?!? I can't decrease every row or the sweater wouldn't fit a broomstick!"

Congrats on the pattern!

Micky said...

I finished my weenie scarf. Come see if you get a chance.
:)

sylv said...

Yeah, congrats on your design being accepted !!!!!

Jenn said...

aww, i used to eat bologna & cheese sandwiches (with mayo) for lunch every day when I was a kid (and for various spurts in my not-so-kid life)!!

look forward to seeing what you came up with! glad you made it back in one piece from Lost Wages (I enjoy that name immensely and shall use it often!)... :)

.♥.

Samantha said...

WElcome back, Lady! I'm dying to see the book that has accepted you :-)

stuffed said...

LOL at 90 degrees and bankers. Congrats on the publishing. Much success on that front but may you never have to spend a 90 degree second with a bunch of publishers. I'm just saying.