Archive for the 'books' Category

New Books

On Friday, E (PokingMyEyesOut) and I took a ride downtown to Uwajimaya Village and the large bookstore there, Kinokuniya. We were on the lookout for a handful of Japanese knitting books. mm books [flickr] I found the one I have been looking for off and on for years — with the Am Kamin pattern (a […]

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FO: Little Sky Socks

For Christmas, Santa Mom — always an enabler — gave me two knitting-related books I wanted. One is Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One. Given that I am, shall we say, bored with traditional sock construction, I thought this book might help rejuvenate the sock mojo. With two bins (maybe 60 pair […]

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Well-Timed

A package arrived in the mail today from E (Poking My Eyes Out). Somehow in the middle of all of her craziness, she found the time to mail me a book! books for research Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor looks to be a wealth of information on Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish traditional knitting and […]

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Monogamous

Project monogamy and not much knitting time makes for not much of interest to blog! At least when the project is a 50″ mostly stockinette sweater for the lovely DH. [I'm very much enjoying knitting it, but there's uh, not much of interest to see just yet. Maybe when I get to the yoke and […]

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Everyone’s A Winner!

Thank you all for playing my bloggery game! Your answers were a lot of fun for me to read! You guys are better at space management than I am — every single one of you answered that my books would fit into the new bookcase, no problem. You were all correct! I have plenty of […]

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Eye Candy Friday and a Contest

First, Eye Candy Friday (click the links under the pictures to see the full size versions): click for the full size click for full size I call this, “whoa, my clematis bloomed!” Second, the backstory for the contest. DH and I ran out of bookshelf space some time ago. DH said, “no more furniture!” OK. […]

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Turkish Inspiration

This is all Stacey’s (On and Off the Needles) fault — make sure you check out her Heart Crook Socks! Anyway, I was recently inspired when Stacey posted a review and some pictures from Anna Zilboorg’s Fancy Feet (also released as Simply Socks). I had to find this book! I remembered flipping through this book […]

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Miscellany from Friday

On Friday, I came home to my first check from a pattern I designed. paid! DH said it was like a penny a minute. I am not going to quit my day job anytime soon, but it is still very cool. On Friday, I finally managed to find Stefanie Japel’s (Glampyre Knits) new book, Fitted […]

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Stoller’s Call for Submissions

Debbie Stoller is looking for submissions for her new book, which is apparently going to be an “advanced” type of (knitting, not crochet) book. She’s especially looking for socks and sweaters [hey: my favorites!]. If you have a cool pattern and are interested in submitting it, go for it! I wish I had a cool […]

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Craftblog Influences

Yesterday, the influence of the craft-blog-world was remarkably evident in my day. I bought potholder loops to make the funky little rug from Mason-Dixon Knitting I finally picked up the Wendy Knits book (which I finished reading during my bout of insomnia last night; I really enjoy it!) I wore my gorgeous SockapalOOOza socks from […]

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