What, no pictures?

I know, I know.  We all need knitting eye candy, and it’s wrong to hold out on your friends and not post photos.  In my defense, the only thing I can say is that it has been a long week at the day job (the thing that permits me to buy all this yarn), and since I was out of town, photos weren’t much of a possibility.

I did chug along on the jitterbug socks, and anticipate having a photo to show you by the time the weekend is over.

Since I am pictureless (and supposed to be doing taxes at this moment), I thought I would share with you a few books I decided to buy this week.  I have cut way back on book buying, and am forcing myself to go to the library.

But, since I have the sock thing so bad, I decided to go ahead and buy Interweave Press’s new book called Favorite Socks.  Several of the patterns seem to be calling me name and I’ve been thinking about how nice it would be to have a pair of lace socks for summer.

Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave

I also decided to splurge on Stephanie Mcphee’s (Yarn Harlot) new book, because she never fails to make me laugh out loud, hysterically, much to the annoyance and embarassment of my children, which is worth the price of the book in and of itself.

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

I also pulled out an old favorite book, and took it along with me on my business trip.  I like the basic sweater patterns in this book, and was thinking about modifying one for my soon-to-be-a-school-year-yankee son.  You can imagine my total joy when I realized that one of the sweater patterns was written for my all time favorite yarn, Colinette’s Point Five, which I have a small stash of in case it becomes unavailable due to global warming or something like that.  Really, I like this yarn so much that I live in fear of being unable to get it.  But, I digress.  The Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits has a cool pattern using Point Five and the minute I finish taxes, I’m off to see if I have enough on hand to cast on.  Forget the soon-to-be-a-yank — I’m going to shamelessly knit a sweater for me!

The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits

One thought on “What, no pictures?

  1. Joyce, I love the pink socks on the cover of the sock books. I hope you’re home and snug and relaxed after your intense work week. My bet is that you’re knitting and (I hope) arting.
    Joanne

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