Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Oh I don't think my nerves can take it ..
The yarn harlot once commented on my old blog. I didn't think my nerves would take it, I said I needed a bex and a good lie down. Then she commented again and asked what a bex was. I fairly needed a box of bex after that.
Anyhow, if I said that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship I'd be lying. As much as if I said talking to Nicole Kidman about knitting at the Stitches and Craft fair last year at Darling Harbour made us besties.
And did I tell you about the time I told Nicky Epstein I could get Hugh Jackman in the sack in a heartbeat, and she said she'd fight me for him?
No? How about this conversation?:
Mel (in front of very attractive American knit magazine editor): "Ailsa, have you met xxx?'
Me: 'Umm, no.'
Mel: 'xxx, Ailsa designs lovely things, don't you Ailsa?'
Me: 'Umm. I wouldn't really call it designing, but, umm, dunno, umm, yair.'
xxx: 'Nice to meet you Ailsa. We're having such a wonderful time in Australia, and we're always looking for fresh designs, you're more than welcome to contribute one day. Here, have my card.'
Me: 'Umm. Thank You.'
I took the card, mumbled something unintelligible, and sloped off. It isn't until about five minutes later that I looked at the card.
Oh my nerves. Carla Scott. I have Carla Scott's business card. And all I could say was 'umm'. Not my finest hour.
Have I dropped enough names in this post yet or what?
Anyhow, my nerves are playing up again. And that's because I've had my first design published in a magazine. No, it's not vogue knitting. It's our very own Yarn Magazine. On Page 11, 12 and 22 there's a design for a pink stole called Rain, and it's my design.
It's a funny feeling, seeing your stuff in a real magazine. And not entirely pleasant. I really don't think my nerves are going to take it at all.
Posted by Unknown at 12:22 PM