Tuesday, April 25, 2006

I was so excited about this knitalong and secret pal that I went ahead and ordered the book from Amazon.
Is anyone else disappointed in it? The projects are lame, but I can understand it being a "jumping off" place. Some ideas of what you can do with one skein. I almost bought into that idea, until I tried making one of the patterns.
The patterns are written badly. They are no better than the free patterns that people who have been knitting all of six months have posted on their blogs! Nothing personal, but you know to take your chances with free patterns from someone's personal website, when you pay Interweave Press for a book - you expect something a little more professional.
I should have been warned, like anything else that is hyped a lot - it usually is because the product is unable to stand on its own. I hope that Interweave Press learns that this attempt to get this book sold will hurt their other publications. I will now wait to check the book out at the library before spending my yarn dollars on a book.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Finished! It even stood up to a quick machine wash & dry - here is is on it's first day out. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

New stuff is always fun

I keep forgetting how to add buttons to my site, so I just copy them into my blog entry. sigh. If I can't put buttons on, how will I ever figure out how to podcast?

Anyway - here is what is new in my world.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

One Skein

It's here!
Supersaver shipping comes through! One Skein is here - but I am afraid to do more than just glance through it. OK - I did more than glance through. The spiral rib bag is calling me! I have one skein of Fiesta Yarns Zia that I had worked up a few bags with but have frogged them all. That pattern might do it!

I am trying to focus on Cashmere Crossings. I am about 3/4 through with it. I think I will be done with cables for awhile by the time I get through it. It is as big as an afghan, so I really shouldn't be too hard on myself for trying to get through it. I really want it done for soccer season!

So cross the first 2 books off the previous list!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

I am starting early on my birthday wish list. It isn't until July - but sometimes wishes take time!