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Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 10:20 am
Mizutani Cable Knit Corporation

Me: Wow, is that what you've been knitting all this time?

Hisae: Yes, it's a woolen cable cover.



Me: It's good, I like the colours! And I always like that combination of folksy and tech styles. Like when Bless did their N°26 Cable Jewellery thing, "to transform undesired appendixes into desirable objects". And does it stop the rabbit biting your power cable?

Hisae: Yes, it does.

Me: We need a lot more of those! For the rabbit's sake and ours. Hey, you should sell them online! Why not?



Hisae: Yes, I was thinking of doing that. I spoke to Naoko and she said I should charge €90 for each one.

Me: Wow, €90!

Hisae: It sounds a lot, I know, but each one takes a week for me to knit.



Me: I think €50 sounds reasonable. The euro's pretty strong just now. That's about $75, you know. How about €50 including postage? I could announce it on Click Opera and people could pay via my Paypal account! Do you want to try?

Hisae: Okay!



Me: Okay, I'll do it tomorrow. People can order them by sending me a mail and telling me how long the cable to be covered is. Let's shoot some pictures!

Hisae: I already shot some, I'll mail them to you. What shall we call the operation? I want a good name.

Me: Hmm... Psychedelic Python? Rainbow Power? Mizutani Cable Knit Corporation?

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dzima
dzima
ralf dziminski
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 09:59 am (UTC)

OK, now next time please don't criticise Marxy for giving props to Kiiiiiii in American magazine articles...

da yo ne.


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arpad
arpad
Impervious horrors of a leeward shore
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 10:01 am (UTC)

More dust gathered on the table - o, no.

But it gave me my morning laugh :)


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kojapan
sibby d.
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 10:56 am (UTC)

Oh my god, that is adorable.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
Sorry to rain on your parade

As a government health and safety advisor i'm afraid i am going to have to stop this Mizutani Cable Knit Corporation before it even gets off the ground. A little bit of me wants it to work, however the fire hazard is there for us all to see. The only other solution i can think of would be to cover the cable in that stuff young girls put on their nails to stop them biting them. That would surely stop the rabbit from nibbling.

wewillbecome.com


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 11:46 am (UTC)
Re: Sorry to rain on your parade

Ah, nice blog, I've added it to my menu called "Best"!


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 11:36 am (UTC)

Or how about selling a Mizutani Cable Knit Corporation Official Pattern? Please share!


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restartsmyheart
restartsmyheart
inadvertently mean to the blind
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)

As a knitter, I think $75 is a good price for these, its a great idea. I want to buy the pattern too.


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stretchling
stretchling
Stretchling
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)

Ugh. my stomach hurts from adorable. This post belongs on CuteOverload!


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brokenjunior
brokenjunior
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
Pricing the priceless

These colours are really nice - giving the cable a strange junglesnakelike feeling.
Reminds me also of the knitted digestive system:



Talking about pricing and patterns as digital data, I think we touch interesting issues here: although I am/"feel" too poor to pay 50 euros for this, I think the initial 90 euros or even more would be appropriate (hisae worked a week, or at least some days on it right?) Thinking of the object in terms of an art piece and not as a commercial product with practical functionality (frightening off rabbits, flammable) it seems somehow unpayable to me, whereas the knitting pattern - as a technique - then in turn could also be free...


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pay_option07
pay_option07
Thu, Jan. 31st, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Re: Pricing the priceless

Try next for getting a cover for Mr. Johnson! In Python of course.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)

Anyone worried about fire can use it as a necklace, or just don't leave the house with it plugged in (you have been warned). The idea of a making the instructions for sale is excellent for impoverished click opera readers. If she knits it in the opposite direction, vertical rather than horizontal, it may be faster for her to make.


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peachweeks
peachweeks
Peach
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)

I was just wondering if Hisae used the magic loop method to knit her cable covers? If it could be made small enough, it would cut the knitting time in half. Great apologies if I'm teaching her to suck eggs.

There's a video on it here. http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques.
It's in the small diameter circle knitting section. Pink is continental knitting style and blue is English knitting style.


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alaplantine
alaplantine
alaplantine
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)

ha ha, that's very nice, and funny.
I also like the folksy colours.
But here I would need at least 50 kilometers.


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)

you looking so worn out man you should put young trendy wife hisae to video your face is so long yesterday so weaey and ill are you vlogging a dead horse


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)

you looking so worn out man you should put young trendy wife hisae to video your face is so long yesterday so weary and ill... you dying? are you vlogging a dead horse


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(Anonymous)
Wed, Jan. 30th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Momasu!

Queer-knitting Industries? Colour worm rings? Hmmm...totemo hen that spineless aparatus.

Hey, I´m in Berlin for the Transmediale and I´m wondering if there are any nice cafés that have wireless internet where I can read your blog and sip orangensaft. Any tips? I live in Mitte and walk slow.

Chu
/Swedische exil chico


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