Friday, May 11, 2007

Some New Reading Material...

TGIF! I need a weekend!

Progress is being made on the second Faux Roza sock. I'm about half way through the heel flap. I went to the optometrist after work yesterday which took bloody forever and was essentially useless (that' the last time I go to someone other than my regular optometrist). Anyway, the drops she put in my eyes to dilate my pupils left me totally unable to focus for most of the evening, so I didn't get that much knitting done.

Fibrefest is this weekend at the Abbotsford Tradex. I'm not going to be going, but I don't want anyone else to miss out. I'm slightly lacking in the local friends category right now (several people have moved away in the last couple of months), and I don't want to drive all that way by myself.

Instead, I will be casting on some lace! I don't know which lace yet, but there will be lace!

Anyhoo...Pictures tomorrow!

I also wanted to mention that I've picked up a couple of books recently. The first is Simple Sewing With A French Twist. I'm hoping that this will allow me to make a few more simple things for the house. Sorry, I know it's been a sewing intensive week. Don't fret, it's still a knitting blog. I'm just experimenting with the sewing stuff. I'm actually quite excited though, because this is the first sewing book I've ever bought (or looked through for that matter), and I think it will be able to lead me to competence. Yay competence!
There are some really nice little bag patterns in this book too, and I'm thinking that I'll make myself an entire knitting bag (and knitting accessory bag) wardrobe.

I also snagged this---

It's Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's newest book Casts Off. I'm sure everyone's already well aware that it exists. I'm excited to read through it. It'll be an odd change to read before bed, instead of knitting until my eyes are closed.

In fact, seeing that it's Friday, I think I'll stay up nice and late and read through as much as I can.

Stay tuned for some sock progress tomorrow.


Karen said...

Ooohh, I can't wait to see what you sew up from the book!!! I just finished some sewing this morning myself. :)

Kathy said...

We went to Three Bags Full and Urban Yarns. Very nice stores, and the ladies were SO nice. Your stores are smaller than in the states, but you do have some nice fibers that I have not seen and of course I purchased.

Theresa said...

The Yarn Harlot's book is great fun - I read it on the plane and people were giving me funny looks about laughing out loud. For one, I like the sewing stuff. It's inspiring, since I have good intentions in that area soon.