Thursday, May 03, 2007

They're heeeeeere!

Yippee! The Knit Picks Options arrived yesterday along with Romantic Style. I spent some time putting my needle kit together before flipping through the book. That dressing gown just makes me swoon. It would probably take 10 years to do, unless you use a knitting machine, which I don't have. I might compromise and do the bed jacket after I get through my stash knitting. I priced them out using Knit Picks and they wouldn't cost that much to do using their yarn. It is a dream book, an inspirational book, probably not a big "seriously going to do that project" book. That's fine, we all need our fantasies. I see now that there are a few needles sizes that don't come in the set, so I'll probably add those on my next order. I could have looked a little closer before ordering in the first place, but where's the fun in that?

Work continues to be really rough this week. It is mid-terms, so folks are a bit touchy (to say the least). It is Friday, though, so I just have to get through today and I'll be done. That's what I'm hoping, anyway. It looks like a fairly quiet weekend, so maybe some time for knitting and spinning. Unless my daughter sucks me into ZooTycoon again. Man, that game is so addictive... just one more tree/food stand/fence...

On the sweater side of thing, I counted all of my sections this morning and I'm pleased to say that all of my numbers seem to be correct. I'm very pleased that I haven't messed that up again. I was doing pretty well with the counting, but all of the ripping back (increasing when I shouldn't have) killed my counting habit. I really need to stay on that. Really. I'd like to post more pictures, but it looks pretty much the same except a little longer. How many photos of the blue blob do we need to look at. Still, it has been a while and I should get something up here. I wiped all of my photos off of my thumb drive, so I don't have any spare shots of anything. Bad blogger! I'll work on it.

Two of my students claim that they want to learn to knit. Mwhaaaahaaaahaaahaaa! I've promised to take the shopping for yarn and needles sooooooon. For now, I just keep bringing in pretty pattterns for them to look at, you know, for INSPIRATION. I'll let you know how that works out.


Quail Hill Knits said...

I have Knit Pick Options and really like them.

It should be interesting to see if your students really do learn to knit. Keep us posted.

Daisy said...

Oooh how exciting! A friend in the US has some Options for me so I should get them sometime this month!