Monday, October 10, 2005

Socks for Christmas!

Have you people heard about Etsy.com? It's an online marketplace where people can buy and sell homemade items, i.e. hip crafts. Dani, of the knitting blog Knitting Sunshine has starting selling beautiful hand-dyed sock yarn in colorways of her own design. Needless to say, I'm foaming at the mouth, here. If anyone has any idea what I'm talking about, (VBeta, EmilyM, I'm looking at you). Otherwise, I am turning all the other cupcakes loose on Etsy.com to go nuts and buy, buy, buy adorable hand-knit, crochet and sewn crafts. Maybe if I ever get it together this would be the place for me to sell my knit goods and try to make a little moolah instead of giving them away to faithful blog readers. Fortunately for you all, we know the chances of me ever "getting it together" are very slim.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard that wine bottle cozies are hot hot hot this year!

Jamie Carin said...

I promise to be a faithful blog reader if it guarantees a pair of hand knit socks!!!!!!!!!

Cupcake said...

So, some one had to be a wise ass and mention the wine cozies, eh? Well, I'll have you know Knitty has a pattern for wine cozzies here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html

Just keep in mind I made mine with out a patter and they were chunkier, had no bottom, no drawstring and no embroidery. You get the basic idea.

Jamie, if I were giving out hand-knit socks I'd be even crazier and broker than I already am, but sometimes a scarf or pair of silly adult booties does find its way in the mail to a lucky reader!

Jamie Carin said...

Cupcake you KNOW I am your biggest fan! I wait anxiously for each new post...I read ALLLL your archives..and lost nearly three days of work for it!! I tell my friends about you..I made my anti-blog mom read you. I have been telling people about your xerox machine that "gave up the ghost" all weekend, who but me deserves those scarves and booties?!?! There should definitely be Cupcake merchandise!

Kari said...

Esty is awesome. I am thinking about posting some mittens there.

Cupcake said...

Kari, if you ever post mittens or anything else on Etsy, let me know and I will happily promote it here!

kari said...

Aw, thanks! Would you like a pair? If so, send along your address, maybe we could do a trade - I could use a wine cozy or adult booties.

I am going to post an entry about the mittens later today - so check it out.

And hey - at the end of October I am going to need help promoting a radio project - so I might ask for your help with that.