Wednesday, March 01, 2006

It's all about the supplies

I love knitting, and I love other crafts as well. My problem is that I get so caught up in reading about projects, I spend far too little time *making* them! That's the cycle I've been caught up in lately. A little bit of knitting, a little bit of crafting, a lot of cruising the blogs and haunting the bookstore. So since I have no knitting progress to show you, I'll give you a peek at some of the goodies I've purchased recently.

First up, the next sock yarn that will be on my needles.

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Yes, it's the infamous Socks That Rock! I'm forcing myself to finish the Trekking socks currently on the needles before starting with this yarn. Must. Knit. Faster.

Then, how about some books? This one I've been wanting for a while, mostly because of the toy patterns. They're so whimsical and irresistible.

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If you want to see some of the inside pages, KnitPicks offers a peek inside. The dog and the bird are at the top of my list.

A foray off the knitting path led me to this book last week.

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Although I'm not a *scrapbooker* per se, I couldn't resist some of the great examples in in this book. I like the idea of capturing images and ephemera on something as small as a simple tag. Sort of a mini collage that you can accomplish without spending an entire week on it. My kind of commitment!

And still on my list (though not yet purchased) is this sock book I've been reading so much about. I know it's only a matter of time before it's part of my library. If you want to see some examples, give Kyra a visit. She's got some beautiful socks to show off!


Carole said...

That sock book is great - you should definitely add it to your library.

PlazaJen said...

Just keep in mind all the errata for that book.... I'm using it as a stitch reference & cast-on count, but "winging" some of the technical instructions based on some other patterns I know don't have mistakes....That said, it's still a great book - and that sock yarn color is so pretty! It's also going to be a delight to your fingers when you switch from Trekking.... it's sooooo soft.
That tags book looks really cute, too! Next time you come to knit night, you have to bring some of your books! (Japanese toy patterns, please!!!!)

Beck said...

That book of kids patterns is so cute. The dog and bird are on the top of my list too!

amanda said...

The socks book is a worthy purchase! And your STR is gorgeous -- love that colorway.

Baking and Books said...

Those look like great books, they've gone straight to my wishlist!