Saturday, July 02, 2005
Presents!My friend Kati gave me a gift certificate to Amazon for my birthday, so I just HAD to buy new knitting books, right? I got these beauties:
I like most of the patterns in the sock book (and plan on making Kati a birthday pair from it once I find out her shoe size...), and the 1000 sweaters book is great for inspiration. Unfortunately, all of their patterns are written for DK weight yarn, and I have a fairly healthy stash of worsted, but I'm sure I'll be able to re-work the patterns as necessary. At the very least, the book gives tons of inspiration for designs! :)
I also used up my $50 credit at elann and bought some of the organic cotton before it sold out again for the year - I have 15 skeins (making my total $4.95!!), and I have no idea what I'll do with it. Just from the first few handlings, I don't like it quite as much as the Blue Sky Organic Cotton we sell at Knit Happens (SO SOFT!!), but I'm thinking a nice comfy hoodie or something similar would be really great.
Of course, I still have a couple of "clean-up" projects before I can start ANYTHING new - first, I have to finish the re-knit of Mariah's front, and take her and Pines to get zippers. Then, I have to finish the neck and arm bands for my dad's vest, as well as ends, tidying, and BLOCKING. Lots and lots of BLOCKING. And THEN I'll be allowed to start playing with my new yarn, or my sheep and wool yarn, or the stash yarn...
Until then, I'm distracting myself with the cute-ness of Trellis - since my gauge is a little off, I think I'm going to add in a section of seed stitch in the dark pink up each side seam to the armholes. I'm going to start the sleeves tonight while I snuggle with Scannie. This sweater is SO cute - I think it will definitely become a staple in the "baby gift" rotation!
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