Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I may have fallen down a little bit at Crochet Night last night.
So, last night I headed out for Crochet Night and I got to Crafts Direct early. Which is par for the course really, I hate being late so I always try to be early. I went in and started looking around at crochet books and then I happened by the magazines and I picked up the latest issue of Creative Knitting and flipped through it.
Of course you know how dangerous that is. I decided that I definitely needed to buy the magazine. Especially for one pattern called the Sunshine Cardigan. I looked a little closer at it
and realized that it called for a yarn called Country.
I thought, hmm, I think Crafts Direct carries that yarn and so I headed over to the aisle where I thought it was. Of course it was right there. It was on sale too. Only $3.98/skein.

I can't guarantee it but I may have picked out a gorgeous green and whipped enough skeins into my basket faster than you could blink.

It has been rumored that a gauge swatch has been knit too but I have no proof of that either.
I mean, I never knit sweaters with the actual yarn that the pattern calls for.

No, this does not mean that I have forgotten all the other projects awaiting my attention. I have been working on some stuff, I promise.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Books, books and more books

I didn't mean to disappear for so long. I've been crazy busy lately and having fun but not getting a whole lot of knitting done. Instead I've been out buying books.
Remember how I told you that I finally picked up the new book by Wendy Knits? That's true and there was another book I was totally pining after too. The new Cookie A. Book. I thought about getting it at our last knit night at Barnes and Noble but I had seen it at Crafts Direct so I decided to get it there. I have the passport card and I had already earned a $10.00 credit and I wanted to use it on something fun. Plus, since I teach Crochet classes there, I get a discount. With the $10.00 credit and the discount it was easy to buy a second book. The two together totalled what I was going to spend on just the one book so I did. Another sock book of course.

This is another one I had been looking to buy for awhile. The 25 Favorite Socks from Interweave Knits book.

Then the other day hubby and I were running errands and we decided to stop by the mall and the used book store. We had a few books to sell and we wanted to look around.
I hit the mother load!

Here is a book I had been looking at. Less than half the price it is new and it looks pretty much brand new. The spine isn't even creased. I have the other one and had been thinking about getting this one as I've heard several people say they really liked it.

So far, I've found several things I would knit in it. Plus, I always seem to have a few single skeins lying around so it's great to have inspiration for knitting something with them.

As if that were not enough, I also found a book I had been longing for. This baby is really expensive if you can even find it in the stores and I got it at the USED book store for uber cheap. I love it!

I checked it out of the library once but that small amount of time just isn't enough to actually get through all the edgings you would like to try. Now it's mine, all mine.

Okay, I'm off to knit. We'll discuss my broken dpn another day. Yes, another one.