OK, well maybe book and book….came home today to that most wonderous thing…Amazon.com box!
This book is amazing. I really didn’t know what to expect, and had heard both good and bad comments on it – but I already love it. If I didn’t have two different socks going right now….anyway, the patterns are beautiful, and from some of my favorite sock pattern creators (artists is a better word)…Nancy Bush, Evelyn Clark, Ann Budd. I want to make Retro Rib socks, Ilga’s socks (fair isle!), Mock Wave Cable….I really need to finish the ones I have going.
You know, its a good thing this book came today. Last night, Emily updated her Etsy site – and it was a feeding frenzy. I’m not going to admit how much yarn I bought (after all, I was really toying with that whole “not buying yarn until Maryland Sheep and Wool” thing again, and I don’t want to admit how bad my willpower is….should I distract you by telling you I’m on Weightwatchers now and had the best chocolate chip cookie yesterday? Yumm….10000 points….). Anyway, I think I officially have too much sock yarn now, and so its good I have a new book of patterns.
Another book was in the box…
I like this one too! There are some beautiful patterns….look at the Ooh La Lace dress – amazing. Can you even imagine? If Ariann is taking me months, I’m pretty sure this dress would take me years. And years. I really like a couple of patterns though, and already I’m rummaging around mentally through the stash to see if I have something….Lily of the Valley shawl, Essential Tank Top, Tailored Scallops….sigh….I really need more time!
So that’s it – two new books for the shelves that are already overflowing. I do love reading new knitting books though – so inspiring! I had ordered the new Yarn Harlot book, but for some reason, Amazon couldn’t ship it to me until the end of May. I’m sure I can find it elsewhere.
I’m taking off work Friday – my brother is coming into town so we need to try and defur the house as he’s allergic. 4 cats, 3 dogs – its definitely not a good place for allergic people. So two more days of work….aaah…nothing like a short week!
By the way, thanks for all the nice comments on my last post. I think its the most I’ve ever gotten on a single post. IHOP was very good (another sterling example of my staying on track with Weightwatchers!), and we had a nice day. I let her splurge on a Victoria’s Secret order (had to get that “free” tote), so she was happy. All in all, a very nice Gottcha Day, and I appreciate all the good thoughts everyone sent.