03 July 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 182 days and counting down.
Look what came today!
It's mink/cashmere yarn from Great Northern Yarns. I'm really itching to use it. But I'm restraining myself. (But it's really beckoning to me.) I absolutely have to get my work done first. (But I want to pet it!) But I can't. (But it's soooooo pretty!) I need to finish my secret project. (But it would only take a moment!) No, no no!!!
This has been going on all day. So far, I've been strong. But it's supposed to bloom with knitting, so I'm weakening. I so want to see it get all furry and fuzzy!
Another fun little item from the mail is Mary Thomas' Knitting Book.
It's been around forever, I know, but I had never actually seen a copy. Then I kept reading people's comments that it was one of their favorite books, so I thought I'd try it. I can see why so many people love this book! It's packed with tons of info. I highly recommend it.
Then there's this incredible little gem.
It is absolutely worth its weight in gold. Perhaps more. I was lucky enough to snag a copy at elann.com. The prices on Amazon are horrific! It's an amazingly complete book, although some rarer phrases are missing. I was able to figure out a German pattern, though, with my limited German and the book. It was a great investment!
Well, back to the salt mines with me. I'm going to steal a little pet though, from my mink yarn. And a little peek at my beaded shawl #3, waiting patiently for me.