good knittin’

Last week I discovered the Knitting Bag, an online shop that sells original knitting kits! Check out these two designs from their spring collection:
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Cute, huh? I think the prices are really good, too, considering you get an original pattern, all the yarn you’ll need (and they use nice yarns), plus a special little bag. Has anyone ordered from them before?
Poor Peter has been slaving away in the backyard, and he hasn’t even gotten any fence posts in the ground yet. He is completely exhausted, but he has to keep going because he only has one week, and if we don’t have a fence, Deedle can’t go outside on her own, and, well, chaos will reign. I got home from the dentist to witness this:
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Tonight at dinner Peter asked me, “Have you ever used a jackhammer?” At first I thought that was a ridiculous question, but actually, it’s a pretty good one. And no, I’ve never used a jackhammer.
A telemarketer just called and asked if I spoke English (after he mispronounced my name). We got cut off right after that, so I don’t even know what he was trying to sell.

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17 Responses to good knittin’

  1. rachel says:

    love that pinkish sweater. so pretty! i wish i was that skilled of a knitter

  2. Becky says:

    Those designs are very you! I particularly like the pink one.

  3. Silvia says:

    Well jackhammer away my dear, I actually just a conversation with a friend about jackhammer usage–he had, I hadn’t…Maybe the telemarketer knew you’d majored in Japanese at Berkeley and was suspicious. And maybe you really want to change long distance carriers.
    If I was Peter, I’d cruise on down to the Kelly Moore and hire some day labor to help. Jees, he’s on vacation! Poor guy!

  4. Lora says:

    That looks so tempting but I have never knitted anything in my life I’m afraid to screw it all up, I think I need to start of with something a little more basic.

  5. Eklectika says:

    Oh, does that mean if I call someone with an Italian last name, I should be sure to ask if they speak English also? LOL…
    Well, no one ever said you had to be a scholar to be a telemarketer 😉

  6. JStrizzy says:

    You should have said no. My boyfriend likes to play with telemarketers by pretending to speak only very broken English. One time he got a telemarketer to spend 15 minutes or so trying to explain what death and dismemberment insurance is–I don’t know how he didn’t break up laughing.

  7. Ann says:

    My condolences to Peter! You’re bringing him lemonade out there, right? We have a fence-building project in the wings, but no existing stone fence, thank goodness. Although I may have to sledge out a small concrete slab…

  8. Janet says:

    Oh! OH!! I love those sweaters! I’m lusting over THIS one:

  9. Leslie says:

    Dahling, you show exquisite taste. Order both immediately!

  10. Marcia says:

    Thanks for the link! Both of those sweaters would be my picks of that litter. I hate that they run so small though. I’m small boned but big boobed. (and getting bigger, thank you middle age gods) I guess the ballet top could work that angle..
    I love the jackhammer question. Hmmm..cute guy hammering holes in my driveway when I get home?
    I wonder what Dr. Melfi say?

  11. monica says:

    when we moved into this house it was a complete disaster, beyond “fixer upper.” i found myself at home depot 3-5 times a day for weeks. i soon developed a crush on a guy that worked in the rental department. it started off innocently with a high powered drill, then a sander for the floors. i was running out of projects that would take me to the rental department. alas, i decided to break up the concrete walkway. i think i impressed him by renting the jackhammer just like the one in your picture. it is an amazing piece of machinery let me tell you, but you never get rid of that sound ringing in your ears….
    oh, and i vote for the pink sweater. adorable….

  12. Kerstin says:

    Very cool link! Wow, I just may have to place an order. Thanks! Oh, I could see you wearing both sweaters shown. Lovely.

  13. kim says:

    So much adorable stuff! I love it! Must… resist… temptation…

  14. Carrie says:

    Ooh! Those sweaters are so purty…Their site is really cool. NO NEW YARN FOR ME.
    I like the Pumpkin Fluff too..I think the pocket looks cool!! And Sirdar snowflake is sooo soft….

  15. carolyn says:

    i am now in love with those patterns also. hey go check out a photo of a peep knitting:

  16. marielle says:

    I don’t get the “do you speak English?” routine with telemarketers – instead, I get “Is your mommy or daddy home?” – the curse of the thirtysomething woman with the high-pitched voice!

  17. Cruz says:

    I’ve only been knitting for a few months and was/am still overwhelmed by all the choices/decisions involved in making a knitted garment. I found the knitting bag on line when I was looking for a simple poncho pattern. I called and spoke to the very nice woman who owns/runs the business and she was very helpful. She has many items suitable for a beginning knitter. By the way, her teenage daughter is the model for many of the sweaters! Anyway, I would heartily recommend this company!

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