Saturday, January 21, 2006

Adding to my Library

The Gilmore sweater has come to a grinding halt as I've cast on to make a pair of socks (that clomping sound you hear is me jumping on the Jaywalker bandwagon). MIL was so happy with her Christmas socks that she wants another pair, and she has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. The yarn is Paton's Kroy Socks in Vista Sea. I absolutely love the colours, but it's not stripey as I expected. The colourways run in one or two inch segments. It's probably not the best choice to show off the zigzag of the pattern but it'll have to do.

Being the cheap bastard that I am I don't buy a lot of knitting books. I can find most of what I want online. But once in awhile it's nice to curl up with a real book and have it on hand for reference. I already have the Cool Girl's Guide to Knitting and Pursenalities (both gifts) as well as The New Knitting Stitch Library, so I went shopping online at Chapters for a nice sock book. I've ordered Sensational Knitted Socks, and since I wanted the free shipping I also ordered The Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color, and Patterns, Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac and Knitting Without Tears. I really don't understand why people think I'm obsessive! But I did get the free shipping. ;)


Marcia said...

Your Blaze looks fab. You got it going on girl.

Love the husband on four computers.

I go through stages in grocery shopping where I'll keep buying the same thing, thinking I'm out or will need it. I once went through a canned pineapple phase. My husband liked it with his cottage cheese. Except I kept forgetting to buy the cottage cheese. And then I remembered to buy the cottage cheese but my husband still didn't eat the pineapple and finally i asked him why and he said he hates pineapple.

love your blog!

Areli said...

Totally not obsessive, I always add on an extra 3 books to get the free shipping, too ;)

Pretty colors in your socks.

LB said...

I always go for the free shipping too, it just makes sense. I love the colors in the yarn you're using for the socks.

Renee said...

You gotta go for the free shipping. Besides, everyone deserves a treat now and again.

I'm tempted to jump on the jaywalker bandwagon too. Just as soon as I finish the other kazillion things I have going on :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

knitty_kat said...

I'm . . jjjuuussttt about to cast on Jaywalker as well. They look interesting and I'm way too lazy to look for anything else.

Books are fabulous! The more the merrier! You can always get great ideas and use them for reference!

Carol said...

Hi Jacqui. Thanks for looking at my clothesline! I'm north and east of Toronto, and the weather was great for me on Monday. Rest of the week has been grey and dingy. Glad to see you aboard the Jaywalker bandwagon. I jumped a few days ago -- it'll be the fill-in project until the Knitting Olympics.

Sharon said...

Hi Jacqui, I am so glad that you left a comment on my blog because I then found your blog, I LOVE IT. I have a thing for fair isle yoked jumpers so was really impressed with your versions. The Wallace and Grommit hat is awesome, I want one!!!