Thursday, December 01, 2005
Yesterday I picked up my yarn sample book from Habu Textiles. Habu's yarns are absolutely amazing! They have everything from silk and wool to pineapple, copper, silver and steel. I visited their showroom in NYC a couple weeks back when I was doing some research on a top secret project and I was in heaven.
Today I received The Knitting Answer Book from Amazon. I had placed the pre-order ages ago and I thought it was supposed to come out in October, but I guess I was wrong. I've scanned through it very quickly, but I like what I see so far. I strongly suggest adding this to your knitting reference library even if you've been knitting for years. The book is small too, about 4 x 6, so it's even easy to slip into your knitting bag when knitting on the town. Oh and did I mention it's cheap too - only $14.95!
Branching Out is coming along very well. I can't wait to finish! Judging from trying to wrap it around my neck, it's about 3/4 of the way there. I hope to have it done before Wednesday.
I found a very nice free scarf pattern from Blue Sky Alpaca to do for my Grandmom too. I ditched the glove and sock idea - I think she'll get more use out of this. It's made out of their Alpaca/Silk blend and I'm really excited about trying this yarn out.
Monday and Tuesday of next week it's off to Minnesota for Target meetings. Ugh! I almost wish I had gotten it over with the first time. Wish me luck! I'll just pack lots of knitting and hope for the best.