Monday, August 06, 2007

Knock It Off!

I finished my first Der Frawd Sock. I normally don’t post pictures of one-completed sock (kind of takes the fun out of posting the finished pair) but I will post a pic of this one.


Ohhh! The colors! And Mom, if you're not high* and reading, that's two day's worth of stubble on that pasty leg.


What's harder than taking a picture of the front of your leg? Taking a picture of the BACK of your leg!

I simply love that name of these socks as it sounds like the fakey-German way to say “The Fraud” socks. Thanks to Weeze for coming up with that name.

Der Frawd socks are actually Turtlegirl's Red Dwarf socks knit backwards (Do you get it? Red Dwarf spelled backwards = Der Frawd).

I didn’t do them on 2 circs like Turtlegirl suggested, nor did I do them toe-up. I'll give you the more exciting details once I finish the other sock.

Since we’re on the topic of knockoffs—I completed a crafty project this weekend that falls under the catergory of knock offs.

First a little background.

Behold my lunchbag:


I’ve been carrying a peanut butter sandwich and a dessert or fruit in this brown paper bag since I started my new job on May 7. I’ve wanted to see how long I could go using it before it turned to dust.

Sadly I have taped up a rip for the last time. I just don’t think she’ll be able to handle much more sammy schlepping.

Flash back to right before we left San Antonio--the mistress of Meowycakes, Roxy Anne sent me a crazy set of ginormous advertising banners for designer eyewear. Don’t worry, she works for the eyewear industry. She's not ad klepto. She knew I’d be able to come up with something kooky to do with them since they’re made of a very heavy duty cardboard.

And I believe I finally did.

Behold my Dolce & Gabbana lunchbag:


Now turn to the side baby...


Yeah, it’s kind of g-fab. I think I should have continued the stitching on the top of the bag to give it a cleaner look. But I dig it.

I’m now envisioning a tote bag featuring the eyeball of some hipster chick or the stubbly chin of a metrosexual dude sporting Versace eyewear. Wouldn’t that be cool with maybe some nifty funky ribbon handles?

I’ll have to get my marmosets working on this idea ASAP.

*Everyone's favorite mom they've never met gets Lefty removed tomorrow and will be, by this time tomorrow, probably be high on pain meds. Keep her boobies in your thoughts!!

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Blogger T. Budnik said...


When I was a freshman in high school, Mom and I had a competition to see who could use their paper sack lunch bag the longest. In the end I was pretty much wrapping my sandwich in the bag and not carrying anything in it. I think I won. The prize was a king size bag of M&M's. To get me back, Mom bought EVERYONE a bag of king size M&M's. I was a little bitter, until I started eating the M&M's.

I dig your new sack. I don't take a real lunch bag to work because when I leave, I'd have to have it checked.


7:10 PM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

I love the sammy bag! So glam-crafty! I'd love to see a nifty tote: you do such cool things with random stuff, Bezzie!

I'm thinking of your fam and your mum's booby tomorrow.

8:46 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Fabulous bag there!! However! Your Der Frawd Socks are awesome!

I'll be thinking of her and you tomorrow! :)

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I love the sack and the sock.

Good luck to your Mom tomorrow.

9:37 PM  
Blogger Avrienne said...

I don't need it, or I would totally rip you off here. That is the most snazzy lunch conveyance container ever!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Starfish said...

That bag is the bomb diggity! You should be selling those on the streets of Manhattan girl!

Hugs to mom!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Bez, you're a genius! I've always said so. Always. I love that bag!

And good luck tomorrow and the days t ocome, Bezzie's Momma. We'll be thinking of you!

10:06 PM  
Blogger Amby said...

Eeek, as gorgeous as they are, the Red Dwarf socks give me the willies...Google "red dwarf" and "Detroit" for an explanation (because I am lazy and it's late and I can't do html links after 11pm).

Many good healing thoughts to your mom!!!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

That bag is awesome!! I am super jealous. I have been thinking about knitting some type of ghetto lunch bag, but that might be to expected of me.

And yes, I am quite the white Texan. :-P

10:26 PM  
Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

The sock looks great! I love the name. And I LOVE the lunch bag. Your creativity astounds me. I would have never thought of such a thing and I think it's fantastic.
Good luck to mom. Every extremity that I can cross is crossed for her!!!

5:28 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Lovely socks - I especially like the colours.

Bezzie's Mom - good luck!

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice sock! Hahahahaha! I love the new lunch bag. Is your YYS copying you? She always takes a peanutbutter samwich with her to work. I have one for lunch, also. Got to go and get ready woday is the day and I want to get my hair dried before I go. (They tell you to wash your hair be fore you come in????) Love, Mom
PS: Thank you everyone for the Good Luck.

7:25 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

My best to yo' mama.

Love your new lunch bag!

(wtf is the deal with the blogger word verification. Could they make the font harder to read?!?)

7:55 AM  
Blogger buttercup said...

Most importantly - {{{{{Momma d'Bez}}}}

You're a fricking genius! Love the lunch bag. I'd drool over a tote with an eye or a metrosexual dude on it. So sauve!

8:12 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

First off, you and Mama Bezz are in my prayers today. I'll be thinking of you.

And second...the reason you're not selling these online is what? You could make some serious beer money with those!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Cheesy Knit Wit said...

You absolutely crack me up!

I love the sock, and the bag is awesome!

Prayers for your mom, and many (((((HUGS)))))!

9:03 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Totally love the bag! You will be the envy of every girl in Jersey. I can't wait to see when D&G rip you off.

Sending healthy, happy vibes to My Favorite Mom I've Never Met.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Love the sock, and am awaiting the DPN, top down mod version since that's how I knit too.

The lunch bag rocks. You're awesome!

Oh, and thinking good thoughts for your mom!

10:34 AM  
Blogger Amysatx said...

Love Love LOVE the bag! Very chic! It's like your peanut butter sandwich should be encrusted with diamonds or something. Best wishes for speedy recovery for your Mom!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Rebel said...

Love the lunch bag! Hope all goes well for your mom tomorrow. - zuma

11:00 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

The sock looks great! Glad I could fashion up a Bezzie-worthy name! Guess that four years of German I took in high school managed to seep into my brain a little. And lay dormant for...a while.

AWESOME lunchbag! And lots of thoughts and hugs for Bezmom. (((BEZMOM)))

11:16 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

The sock is too funny! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lunch bag. What did you use to stitch it together? Is it ribbon? I have a bunch of my husband's comic book cards kicking around......

11:23 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh, crap, forgot to say,"Get healed up soon mom! Have fun on the pain meds."

11:24 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

That lunch bag is too cool! Good vibes to mom.

1:49 PM  
Blogger Sssarahevt said...

love the sock!!!!! And the bag, somewhere Carrie Bradshaw is rolling over in her manolo-filled grave, hee hee! Good thoughts for mommy, your so brave and strong, I'd be a blubbering mess.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

What a great lunch bag are so inventive!!!

I hope you mom does well...she'll be in my thoughts, as well as you. Take care!!

6:01 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh crap, I forgot to say the sock looks great.

The sock looks great!!!


6:02 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Good thoughts to mom (though she probably had the surgery already...).

I love, love, love the bag!!

8:10 PM  
Blogger roxy =^o^= said...

*hugs to Mom*

OMG the superfab craftylicious Bezzonator and her HOT D&G lunchbag wooooooooo

I am so glad you have a use for those posters hee hee

you are my hero :)

11:07 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Adorable bag. Your'e so Craft Magazine cool.

Prayers going out for Mama Bez tonight.

12:11 AM  
Blogger peri said...

That lunch pack is very cool.

I'll keep your mum in thoughts and you too.

3:07 AM  
Blogger Macoco said...

I hope your mom is doing well.

I absolutely love your lunch bag ;)

10:20 AM  
Blogger Stacie said...

oh, Paris is wondering where to get her fab lunch sack right now!! Too cool, Ms. Beez! love the socks too, great colors! good luck to your mom, much love yer way!

12:00 PM  
Blogger Penny Karma said...


2:22 PM  
Blogger Ina said...

I hope everyone's favorite mom is doing well sans Lefty. Sending healing thoughts!

The D&G lunch bag is too fab for words.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Magatha said...

Well you know how great that lunch bag is by now. I'm not going to tell you and make your head any bigger.

OK, I will. I love it! The socks too. You're one crafty chiquita.

Hey BezMom! Thinking of you sweetly and serenely.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

Good luck Bezz Mom! Being symmetrical is for squares! :)

Great lunch bag!! Amazing idea.

8:26 PM  
Blogger It's Good to be the Lamest said...

Fabulous lunch bag! Tres Chic or something.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I sure hope your mom is doing OK. If you're a chip off the ol' block, she's probably doing things she shouldn't! Many hugs to her. She's sure to like those socks, what next from the genius? Redrums? They have a great pattern going there! Also love your new lunch bag. You are truly one of the "greenest" people I know! Wicked creative too ;)

4:48 PM  

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