Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Catching Up

We are being audited today, and I mean the accounting type auditing not the Church Of Cruise type auditing. I don't think these guys are going to tell me where my thetans are at. Normally I'd be nervous but frankly, could I care? Not so much.

My super cute (call me 'Rob') recruiter called me in a flap late yesterday to tell me that he's putting me forward for a job with a large real estate firm. If I told you the details of the job your head would explode and you might subsequently never read me ever again. Suffice to say it involves the minutae of bookkeeping, reporting, and trust accounting. (Are you feeling ok? Sure?) They were sending my resume to the client very late yesterday afternoon, and I may possibly have an interview late today. So I'm wearing The Good Shoes and there is a tie in my bag, just in case. It's around $7k more than I'm getting now, so I figured it was worth wearing The Good Shoes.

I also got an email from a friend last night to say that she knows someone who is looking for somewhere to live, so there is even a potential roomie in the offing. I might wait and see if anything happens with this job prospect, because if I get it I might forego having someone to share, in favour of using that bedroom as a studio/office. (Notice how I edited out "junk room"?)

Did you know that as an amateur knitwear designer you can submit designs to online and print publications, and they pay you perfectly good money for them? This is amazing to me. I've just finished test knitting a project I'm going to submit to the online magazine www.knitty.com for the Winter/Holiday issue at the end of the year. I'm in the process of writing up my pattern notes and charts, and I'm going to knit another test swatch to tweak an element of the design slightly. I'm 95% overjoyed with the end result though, it just needs a small improvement. This weekend I'm going to buy enough yarn for another one, so that I can give it all to my friend Cecilia who kindly offered to test knit one for me.

(Unfortunately I can't post exact details or pics here, because there is a clause that stipulates the work can't be published in any form before it is published by Knitty. Which is fair enough.)

I have ideas for another couple of projects rolling around in my back brain as well, both menswear projects based on retro designs. I spent a little while last night playing around at putting together a 'mood board' of historical photos, sketches and yarn samples, slowly building up the ideas. Nurturing them.

So it would be especially cool if I got an interview this afternoon,
-> got the job
-> started earning more money
-> and could afford to set up a studio space
-> in order to become a hot shot designer.

See how that works?


mrpeenee said...

Oh my dear. All I can say is hoo hoo. If even one of those comes through, it's great.

Cecilia said...

Sounds like a most excellent plan!
Good luck!!

Mindy said...

Excellent news, good luck.

Quatrefoil said...

You know, I've been thinking a lot lately about Doing What We're Meant to Do, and I think you're definitely Meant to be a designer/writer/creative person, even if you have to have a day job to support that. So, putting it out there and making it happen has to be a really good thing.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks for the support everyone!

Michael said...

I need to get down there quick and do you so I can say I did you when!

Go get 'em, tiger!

The Other Andrew said...

Wow, that's what we call 'added incentive'! Must get famous, stat!

Ur-spo said...

shoe designer?

John C said...

(Belated) good luck!

Michael Guy said...

Your train of logic is on-target! And it's always about 'the good shoes.'

Tom said...

Fingers crossed! Did you have the interview? How did it go?