Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Books and Yarn!

I have been meaning to do this post since last week, but with all of the Independence Day festivities and such I haven't really had time.

You may remember when I talked about a book order from Amazon. Well, I received that on Wednesday. I was just headed out to meet someone for lunch when the package was delivered, so I tossed it in the car and was on my way. I didn't really have time to open it until a few hours later. When I finally did have time to open the box, I wasn't disappointed!

I got:

I have been wanting this book since I first learned how to knit! And now I have it.

I flipped through this book a few times at the book store and was debating on whether or not to get it. I finally decided to when I saw it on Amazon.

Whee! I love reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's writing! I read her blog regularly. This is the second book I have gotten of hers.

I have been on a sock yarn rampage lately! I look at sock yarn on the internet when I have nothing else to do. I guess it's not just the yarn... It's socks. I have been bitten by the bug! I look at patterns, too! I have also been on a Harry Potter kick again, too. So... What better way to feed my craving for both than...


This is hand-dyed yarn from Cosmic Fibers. It's called Nearly Headless Nick or Bloody Gryffindors! Oh, I love it! I already have a pattern picked out for it!

Spiral Eyelet Socks

I wanted a pattern that would show off the stripes nicely, but also offer a bit more interest than stockinette, both visually and while I knit. I don't know if these will be my next knit or not, but I will be knitting them soon!

I will be taking a trip to the yarn shop tomorrow, so who knows what yarns will be coming home with me... ^_^ I've had my eye on one particular yarn for socks for DJ's sister... I really think she would love it, and I want to get it before it's no longer there for the getting! Hehe.


Sonia said...

I have all 3 of these books! The SnB book was the first knitting book I ever purchased, Knitting for Peace the second. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have!

Brena said...

Oh wow! I can't wait until you start your socks, they're going to be fantastic!