Thursday, June 11, 2009

Knitting and Books

I'm not dead yet, but the cold has turned into a sinus infection. That hasn't stopped the knitting though!

I'm still working on my log cabin squares. Those little things are quite addictive. I didn't think that I would enjoy working on them quite as much as I have. Here's how they look as of a few minutes ago:

I love how the yarn is working up on these squares. They're actually a little brighter in real life. I'm not sure why the camera is dulling the colors so much. They won't all have red in them unfortunately (I like lots of red), but that might not be a bad thing. Hints of red will actually stand out more in the finished product.

Also, I've been stalking my mailman again. This is some of the goodies that he brought me:

Not real impressed with the Speed Knitting book, but it would be good for beginners. I'll but that back on my list to swap out. I can't recommend the Knitter's Book of finishing Techniques enough though. It is a fantastic book that I'm excited about adding to my library. It's got tons of tips/techniques in it that makes your knitting look less "homemade" and more "handmade".

I'm still waiting on a pair of shoes, but I don't know whether to stalk the mailman or the UPS man for those. Right now stalking around my front door is all I'm good for. I just don't have the energy to do much else.