Monday, April 23, 2007

Not MY $50.00!

So we went to a book fair this weekend, and and didn't really find anything. So we wandered around to some used bookstores (my husbands hobby is books, writing and reading). At our regular used bookstore, I scored on knitting books! They RARELY have knitting books. So I picked up a few, and then I saw a cute one, Fancy Feet. I looked at the price and it was $50.00! Er, I'm one of the few knitters that doesn't love knitting socks, so why would I pay $50.00 for a sock book? I mean, it was pretty cool, but not worth that. I get home and yes, that is pretty much the going price.

Now, I'm the first one to admit I own The Principles of Knitting, however I only paid $15.00 for it. And honestly, I never use it. I'm more of a pattern book girl, as opposed to a technique girl.

I guess I could say "yay for a used book seller being educated!", but honestly I go to used bookstores to score deals, not what I can buy them for online. I did buy more than I usually would since I was supporting a local business, but I did pick and choose. I got Knit Mittens!, Knit Hats!, and Vogue's Knitting on the go Scarves.

So even if I didn't pick up the $50 sock book I'll never use, I know I can just put that money towards a nice Barbara Walker book ;)

Oh, and if you really want this book, it is at Pattons on Manchester. So go buy it just so I don't spend the money.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Images always help a blog

My Cherry Tree Hill wrap. I'm doing it length wise, so each row takes a bit (okay 200 sts). I'm over half done the first skein. I think I'm going to weave some black ribbon in the drop stitches ala Knitty's Bob + weave, however mine being easier. Things don't have to be complicated. Not that B+N is complicated... you know what I mean.

I also think I should have at least double YO'd the drops but hey, I didn't. I'll just get thinner ribbon. Also, it is cotton, and it is going to grow when I block it. THAT is a given.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

ADD? Nah.

Okay, I've been exhausted. Work is still kicking my butt. I can watch tv, but I don't even have the energy to knit. I haven't been to the gym in 2 weeks, so you KNOW I'm tired.

I'm on the cold side of the building. It has to be an ice box on our side, so that the other side gets luke warm. Also, my window in my office doesn't open. I'm tired of being covered in blankets.

So I think I need a shawl. And I think I need to use this:

Cherry Tree Hill, Zebra Caribe (556 yds) 14 sts per 4"

I was thinking a plain drop stitch shawl, but anyone have any other brilliant ideas? I think I want something rectangular. It is pretty busy, so I don't think most patterns would suit this yarn. And no I haven't started Fern yet. And no, I'm not done my scarf yet. I figure if it is on big needles I won't have time to get bored on a simple pattern.