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Friday, January 07, 2005

Peer Pressure

Aside: What do you get when you have a blogger who spent 30
minutes putting together a post and a temperamental Blogger software? I'll tell
you--an eaten post. I have been thinking about changing services lately,
but I just am not sure if I want to take on that task right now. But be
prepared! It might happen sometime.


So now, I'll try to recreate my post!


After visiting Amie's blog yesterday, and reading all about the finished projects and knit-a-longs from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, I decided a trip to the book store was needed. Now, I don't know why there aren't ankle bracelets for people like me. I am addicted to books. I cannot leave the bookstore without buying something or lots of somethings. (This little problem was all the fault of my mother. When my sister and I were young, she would buy us anything we wanted from the bookstore. I guess she thought there were way worse things to be buying. I then became on of those children who was reading War and Peace in fourth grade. I kid you not.) So after spending some time in the knitting section, I decided on these books:



   


Buster N Me is where I was inspired to purchase the toy book. She knit the monkey. He is too cute! I have always wanted a pet monkey...


Now, I just don't understand why the bookstore needs to tempt me by putting the sewing books next to the knitting books! I picked this one up because it was inexpensive ($14.95) and had tons of cool ideas:




But, wait, my bookstore adventure is not complete! I headed over to the magazines! Oh, darn, we all know where the is heading...




This one is in conjunction with Lion Brand Yarns. There was an article on felting, which I found very odd. Unless Lion Brand has come out with some new yarn, the only one that I know of that felts well is the Fisherman's Wool. There actually were some advanced looking patterns as well. I really didn't get a chance to look at it in depth last   night. Oh, and the ponchos were not the reason I bought it!! Will they every go away?


Now, I normally don't stray from IK, FCEK, and Vogue knitting magazines (or a derivative thereof), but I flipped through Creative Knitting and found two reasons to buy it...




Here are the reasons:





Yes, those are dog booties and a scarf. I told you she is a princess spoiled. There were some wraps and stoles that looks pretty, but I didn't have a chance to look through this one in depth, either. But, you can view all the projects on their site.


As I said, I have no self control when it comes to books. Well, reading materials.


Glorious Gloves


Thanks to everyone that complemented me on the  Glorious Gloves. To answer Eilene's question about how tedious they are to knit. Honestly, they really aren't tedious. My problem was that this was my first pair of gloves and I was obsessing about getting the fingers to work (without holes in between). But, like I said, I was starting to figure it out by the end. I also learned a lot while doing these gloves. So, if you are contemplating them, go ahead and give them a try!!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me, an enabler, never! Hahahahahahah

Patti

10:35 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Hey, I noticed a new button on the right-hand side of your blog. You can't go on a diet! I won't be able to shop vicariously through you.

Anyway, I have your Japanese knitting book. There are some cute patterns in it! Let me know when you want to meet.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

bravo on the books and mags! I jsut got the knit it...and I took a class with melissa leapman...she's a really cool gal. So I had to have it..there are some cute things in it...

love the doggie accessories...can't wait to see some modeled by the lil princess!

11:34 AM  

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