Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Love Long Weekends

Since this weekend is a 3 day weekend for and this work week will only be 2 days long before I head to Denver, I am relaxed and happy.
Today, I had my color knitting where we were taught Fair Isle knitting. I like it more than intarsia. I hope to finish my Fair Isle swatch and show it to you guys this weekend. Fair Isle is more intense and following the charts for me is a bit of a challenge but I like it and I'm up for challenges.
Speaking of knitting, I have been making a moss stitch baby hoodie for Secret Sister's friend, who just had a baby girl. I just have to finish the seaming by sewing on the hood and weaving the end and knit the button band with cute buttons in a contrasting color. I am thinking white. I am not sure.
I have also grown my knitting book and magazine collection. I got an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas and I used it to buy:
I love the patterns in Knit a Kiss in Every Stitch and can see myself making everything, especially the green tote on the cover.
Classic Knits for the Home because my apartment could use some classic knits, honestly.
How to Sew a Button and Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew. I can wait to read it. I don't really know how to sew on a button, which will come in handy soon and my Dad's Mom was not really a crafty woman. My Mom's Mom was a bit too crafty. I don't need to know how to skin a rabbit or pluck a chicken. So I want a combination of the two.
I got my next issue of Interweave Knits and some of the patterns inside really appeal to me.
I will have another soup giveaway coming up. Stay tuned!

3 comments:

  1. Great books! Boy do I love collecting craft books...it's like I want one of each! :)

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  2. I love long weekends too! :)

    What a cute little hoodie! The only knitting project I have ever completed is a scarf.

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