Tuesday, May 23, 2006

this has nothing to do with knitting, but....

my niece is damn cute.
that is her smashed up against a window in the l.l.bean river drivers shirt (just like her dad!) i got her for xmas. she doesnt look like a monkey when her face is normal. i just think this photo is hilarious.

Friday, May 19, 2006

My gorgeous Trekking XXL Jaywalkers!

Here are my new favorite handknit socks!

Pattern: Jaywalker by Grumperina (free online!)
Size: I used the smaller size. My feet measure 8 1/2 inches around.
Yarn: Trekking XXL, purchased at Lambshop in Denver.
Color: 105
Needles: US1

Thursday, May 18, 2006


go to: www.etsy.com and in the "search" section type in Zeitgeist Yarns.

I am quite proud of myself. My computer skills are pathetic and this was a true test. (one of the highlights of my day yesterday was figuring out how to post a photo on blogger. from my housemates BORROWED digital camera. We dont even own a regular camera!)

I woke up at 7 this a.m. to post these! There are more photos to be had (5 more skeins for a total of 10!) but Adam is at the zoo with a bajillion 8th graders and took his camera. the rest will go up tonight.

Let me know what you think! Also, if (WHEN) these do sell, what would be a sweet little package? Wrap in tissue, and nice ribbon, quick thank you note but anything else? What would make you want to buy from me again and again if this was your first package from me? (besudes the kick ass yarn?) chocolate may melt. I am not too keen on homemade stitch markers, but probably could make some nice ones.....hm... any ideas?

thanks guys!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

sneak peek

see you tonight!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Harumph 2

Hello everyone,

So I brought the shell with me to Canada to burn (well, those were my intentions). Anyways, while I was showing it to my mom, she said that it would probably fit her - and guess what??? It fit her perfectly. At least it fit someone and I didn't have to burn it=) I still feel that the pattern is complete crap though - this size that my mom is modelling is the extra small (supposed to fit bust size 30). And I had her check my gauge too, and it's right - it's just the pattern that does not work out.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Harumph . . .

Hi everyone,

Just letting you all know that I am on a "knitting sucks" train of thought since I worked tirelessly on that stupid tank for the last month and a half only to find out that it is HUGE!!! Even though I was making the smallest size, and yes, my gauge does match up with what they say it should be. So I am swearing off knitting . . . well, for a while at least=) I'll be off to Canada tomorrow, so I'll see you all in a couple weeks!