Everybody Love Ginny, or I’ll Kick Your Ass (In Some Non-Abusive Sort Of Way)

I just sold my first scarf! North Carolina, here I come! Eventually…

So the super rad Ginny from Praying to Darwin emailed me up to inquire about this scarf:

She loves it, and so lo and behold, I have my first sale! I’m pretty excited that Ginny gets my first scarf, ’cause it’s a pretty awesome scarf, and Ginny is pretty rad herself. Everyone go read her stuff, she’s hilarious. Soon, she will be hilarious, and also fabulously accessorized!

In other news, here’s what I’ve created today!


Them there’s mah bamboo curtains. Turns out they make for an excellent storage/display area. And how pretty and funky to have curtains full of pretty earrings! Don’t worry, they’ll be de-anti-septicized and all that germ free stuff before they get shipped out. (It’s actually kind of obsessive, cause I could totally clean myself into a coma if I didn’t specifically allocate my cleaning schedules, and I clean my floors/kitchen/bathroom with bleach. Yeah, I’ve got horrid cuticles cause I’m too lazy to put on gloves.)

Anyways, yeah, I think the earrings are pretty.

In other news, this super mega asshole at work who didn’t even return my ‘Good Morning!’ (extra cheery-like, as the fucker had shown up half an hour late and I’d had to show up early to accomodate his tardy ass), and then later made a phone call with his feet propped up on the credenza, and then snarked at Talea and then…well anyways, he had ordered catering (Oh shit, I totally forgot to order tomorrow’s catering. Oh well, I guess that’s what happens when you’re such an asshole.) This catering involved…yes, an egg salad sandwich. However, it was on pumpernickel bread, and my egg salad must be on pure (bleached….I know, I know) white wonderbread, so it was a total waste of the previous nights munchie fantasy fulfillment.

Asshole. Can’t even get a sandwich right.


  1. Ginny said,

    September 10, 2008 at 4:24 am

    I am so honored to be buying your super duper awesome art-in-the-form-of-a-scarf. I am also pleased to be funding the Git You 2 Crazy Kids Together Project.

    My husband overheard me talking (excitedly) about this scarf. He listened for a while. Then he says, “We’re all getting scarves for Christmas, aren’t we?”


  2. September 10, 2008 at 6:53 am

    😛 You and Ginny both crack me up. Nice scarf choice, Ginny, and a worthy cause. 😉

  3. birdpress said,

    September 10, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Congrats on your first sale! The curtains do make a nice display. 🙂

    Oh, don’t you hate when you get to work early for people and then they are late? That happens to me like twice a week! I try to schedule clients at 8:30 each day, but some always want to come at 8, before they go to work, so I show up early, and then they don’t! Grrrr… Some people are so inconsiderate!

  4. Emerald said,

    September 10, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    @ Ginny: Haha, us crazy kids 😉 Git ‘her done! And, um, yeah, I can totally knit you up a manly scarf if you want one. Just let me know! That’s what everyone got from me for Christmas last year.

    @ Peter: I like to think it’s a worthy cause, but I’m not yet handing out raffle tickets or anything. Mostly cause the best way to get raffle ticket sales is if the prize is booze. And nobody wants a boozy gift basket that’s had the misfortunate of being in my proximity. It’ll be an empty giftbasket.

  5. Emerald said,

    September 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    @ Birdpress: Thank you! And yeah, I’m getting pretty sick and tired of the inconsiderate butt-munchers I deal with on a daily basis. Yesterday someone spat their gum onto the kitchen counter, amongst all the dishes that have to be cleaned since our washer went down. It’s an office, people! I can see how some people would be too lazy or not have the time to wash their own dishes instead of just leaving them in the sink, but can you at least pour out the coffee so it doesn’t go mouldy? Or at least not leave your garbage floating in the mug amongst the curdling cream? No, apparently not. I’ll be so happy when I can craft full time!

  6. joanharvest said,

    September 10, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    You are on a roll. Congratulations on your first sale. I’ll go check Ginny’s blog and I WILL LOVE IT. I don’t want an ass kickin’. My ass still hurts from when I broke it 8 months ago. 😉

  7. Emerald said,

    September 10, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    @ Joan: Haha, I’m sure you will love it, Ginny’s got a rad sense of humour. Be sure to find the Vagina post about those nasty little drunken sorority type girls and their vaguely dirty but mostly just annoying drinking game 😛

  8. Billy said,

    September 10, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Wow, you have a serious talent!
    When are you movin’ to NC to be with your man? Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂

  9. Jess said,

    September 11, 2008 at 4:16 am

    If you can get a hold of some beach glass…..makes great jewelry

  10. javaqueen14 said,

    September 11, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Ahhhhhhhh-ha!ha! Someone messed up your sammy order? Do you work w/ Talea? Tell me it’s not true? The infamous Talea? Congrats on your 1st scarf sale girl; you are on your way and the earrings are purty!

  11. Emerald said,

    September 11, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    @ Billy: I’m hoping for this time next year. The website is in its final stages, and I’ve got a rough goal of about $5000 before I can just get up and move (and also need to look at the website stats to make sure I’m making enough to live off of since I won’t be able to work in the states). I’m thinking of putting a goal tracker on the site so everyone can cheer me on. Kind of like a telethon, but with less guilt trips and no Sally Struthers.

    @ Jess: So I hear! I don’t know, though. I mean, I’m all Toronto proud at stuff, but I don’t know if our lakes would spit up anything pretty enough to make into jewellery. I’ll have to find out. Picnic!

    @ Javaqueen: I do work with Talea! She’s my bestest bud, we’re inseperable. For the second time this week we’ve both shown up in argyle. I get to work first, and she finds me in the kitchen and goes DAMMIT! That’s when I know that she’ll unzip her sweater and there will be argyle. It’s kind of hilarious.

  12. Billy said,

    September 12, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    because she will eat all your food. Oh, Sally.

  13. September 13, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hey, that’s a great looking scarf!! I only wish it got cold enough in Houston to wear them. Still, if i can look that hip and stylishly fabulous while sweating profusely, I just might say what the hell! How much are they and would we have color options?

    I look fabulous in red.

    Thanks for your good wishes regarding Hurricane Ike. My home is OK..I think but I’m one of 5.5 million Southeast Texans without power.

    North Carolina, huh? Funny seems just about everyone I know has an emotional connection to that place.


  14. Josh said,

    September 16, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Laurie Kendrick: Heh, yeah Em had to explain to me that up in the arctic circle where she lives that scarves are actually needed. I can’t remember ever wearing a scarf since I was a little kid in Philly. I don’t even know how you’re supposed to wrap them around your neck.

  15. Emerald said,

    September 16, 2008 at 2:04 am

    @ Josh: I don’t really know either, I’m very fussy with them 😦

    @ Laurie: Let me know when you’re okay! As for red, are we talking bright cherry or more of a deep wine? I’ve got some sort of red-pink feathery stuff that would make for a good not-for-Canada scarf cause the warm factor would be zero…or I could always go shopping 😉

    @ Josh again: I sold a scarf, I’m allowed to go shopping! I promise I won’t spend $300…

  16. Emerald said,

    September 16, 2008 at 2:08 am

    @ Laurie: Oh, and skinny scarves are $20 cause it’s less material, scarves are normally $30. In the future I hope to be able to bust out some super fancy complicated ones that may be $40, but that probably won’t be until I’m in NC and able to do this full time. Which is fully dependent on how well I do now – woah motivation! 😀

    And if you’re curious about the feathery stuff I described, I can always knit up a wee commitment-free bit and send you a pic so you know what I’m actually talking about 😛

  17. Emerald said,

    September 16, 2008 at 2:10 am

    @ Billy: Oh snap, almost lost you in the comment pool! (Wine has nothing to do with it, honest.) Yes, Sally! She’s the best scapegoat EVER, I blame that bitch for everything. Ha! Ran out of toilet paper? Sally Struthers. Forgot to feed the cat? Sally Struthers. Never fails.

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