Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Books in the mail and a new knitting project!

I set my "frogged" sock aside for now until the Olympics are over.  I HAVE to watch the Olympics and I HAVE to knit but something simple not my first sock that's for sure!  So, I am starting the "beginner knitting" project of the PurlBee bath mat made out of Rowan handknit cotton.  So, far so good! LOL!
 I ordered a few books which came in the mail today.........I'll let you know how they are after I read them

The colors and the word "organizing" and "craft space" really drew me to this one..........I'm mad about color!  That white/neutral thing is definitely not for me!
 This book on circular needles I've been looking at for awhile as that is what I use to knit now almost exclusively.  This particular book had the most reviews and the highest rating of the books on circular needles knitting.  I can't get enough of books, videos, stories, yarns, patterns.....well...you get my drift.  I am mad for knitting!  And crochet, and I just found a rug loom I think I can afford to make rag rugs with.  I love so much about my life...I am truly blessed!

I "gotta run" and go watch more Olympics!!!!!  Go Team U.S.A.!!!!!  I admire all the athletes from everywhere and congratulations to all of them!  Hope you had a great Tuesday!


  1. I know how to knit but I never do! I bet it's relaxing!

  2. I was supposed to learn circular knitting at one of the evening fiber meetings last year but wasn't able to attend. Regular knitting didn't make sense to me so I imagine the circular thing wouldn't have any better results. Unlike you, I don't like watching videos or reading books to figure something out. I like to do it on my own, try to figure it out, and if I can't, then I can't and on to the next project. I was able to watch men's team swimming and girls team gymnastics yesterday where USA won gold in both so that was quite nice to see. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday. Tammy

  3. Those books all look good....my knitting hasn't gone much beyond knitting flat....I did do some circular knitting a couple of months ago, but it for some reason really confused me, so I gave up! I always knit on circulars mind, as I dread small hands grabbing my knitting and everything falling off....not sure it's any safer on circulars but in my head it is :-)

    Enjoy your Olympics and knitting....good choice made me thinks!

  4. You should visit here:
    as she has been knitting socks up like crazy lately. ;)

  5. How fun to get new books!!

    Have fun knitting, and have fun watching the Olypics too :)

    Smiles :)

  6. You just reminded me that I need to finish more un-finished knitting projects - ha ha ha!

  7. Love the look of those books! Yes, the knitting does look perfect to accompany the watching of the Olympics! Enjoy your week :)
    Helen x


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