Wednesday, April 19, 2006

If You Don't Knit, Don't Read This!

I finally bought a knit stitch "bible". There has been one on clearance at B&N for ages, so I thought I'd finally pick it up. It looked pretty good with lots of stitches, even at the low price. It's a spiral-bound one called The Knitting Directory.

I finished reading Knitting Rules! by the Yarn Harlot. So much of it rang true. She discusses those "mythical" knitters who actually have no stash due to finishing a project before buying yarn for the next. There is actually (amazingly!) such a person in my Stitch-n-Bitch group. This is the 2nd of her books I have read. The other being At Knit's End.

Well, I didn't finish the 1st of the pair of socks that I mentioned in my last post, but I am almost done with the first. I have no idea who I am going to give this pair to. I may keep this pair for myself, but I have promised two old friends that I would knit them each a pair. I have never knitted a full pair before. I always use a pattern to knit one, then get bored with the pattern and stop. I have several randowm mis-matched socks. This will be my first full pair (I promise)! I think since it's my first, I will keep this pair for myself and then next will be for one of my friends. They realized I could knit socks for them when they saw I had knit booties for a friend's baby. "Oh, that means you can knit adult socks, too, right"? I think this pair might be just a tad tight, so I think my next pair will be on size 3 needles anyway. Anyway, here's a picture, in progress...

I am very happy with a gift that a friend of mine gave me for a favor I did for him. A gift certificate to Suss Designs! My favorite knitting store in the city. I can't wait to go and use it! I will have to pick my purchase very carefully as I can't afford to go there regularly.

Here is a picture of one of my first crocheted things, which I mentioned not too long ago.

I love my Stitch-n-Bitch group. There are only three of us who attend regularly but it is so nice to have a few new friends to talk about knitting and life with. I have only known them a few months now, but I am really glad to have met them.

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