Sunday, February 8, 2009

Knitting Fun!!!

I want to show you my order from Knit Picks while I can still keep my eyes open and not fall asleep kissing my keyboard.

Friday I had a funeral to attend and took the afternoon off so I returned home earlier than usual. Well, I wasn't about the deduct that vacation time from my accrued total and do housework. You guessed it, I knitted instead. I was up quite late and think I did the Cinderella adventure and barely went to bed before midnight.
Tired the next day, I repaired a knitted project for some lady on the bus whose name I don't even know (but I will seeing she entrusted me with her knitting).
Worked all day and knitted on a project for a friend till 11:30 p.m. All of a sudden I thought to check the back door to see if the mailman had left me a package. I really didn't think it would arrive till Monday or Tuesday. BUT THERE IT WAS!!! My order from Knit Picks.
I was so excited that I didn't go to bed till 1:30 a.m. Guess whose butt is dragging today! Moi!!!!
Here's what I purchased. I know you will drool with envy or wonder what the excitement is all about.
This will be fun!! A good way to use up scraps of yarn.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this book. I plan to start writing patterns so I purchased this book as a guide on blind faith. It is fantastic, absolutely fantastic!! It also has knitting graph paper because stitches are not square, they are rectangular. If you were to draw a circle on regular graph paper and followed the chart and knitted that circle, it would be oval. Whereas the circle will remain true to its shape if the design is laid out on knitting graph paper first and then knitted. Lots of wonderful photographs and great information. Definitely worth the money!

I have been wanting this mitten book for a very, very long time. I actually belong to the Yahoo group Selbuvotter and have just lurked on that site. I can't wait to start one of these mittens. This book is probably more for experienced knitters.

And here is the total order, all $51.34 so I could get free shipping. All the yarn is from the Palette colorway collection at Knit Picks.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Oh, Joansie, you are going to have so much fun! After you catch up on your rest, of course! ;-Þ

    I look forward to seeing the things you'll be knitting from those books, and that yarn is sooo pretty. ;-)

  2. How wonderful for you! I can't wait to see what creativity comes about! Is Jakob going to get some finger puppets? How neat! Please share more experiences about creating your own patterns & your experiences w/the knitting graph paper. Let us know about the yarn, too. OK...I want to know everything! LOL!

    If you ask me....I great reason to sacrifice some sleep. (giggles.)

  3. Lucky,lucky,you! Can't wait to see the patterns you design! Have fun!

  4. Yay for you! I think it's a fabulous box, and I hope you enjoy every single thing in there. Seeing that book of finger puppet designs makes me think of Alison.

    Is all that Palette for the mittens? Gorgeous!

  5. How exciting! Wonderful books, I will have to check my library to see if they have them. Cute finger puppets!

  6. I just love getting things I've ordered, it's like Christmas! And it gives you hrs of fun just reading and getting ready to knit the wonderful things you bought them for!! :) Have fun and I'll be expecting some photos!!!

  7. Check you out!! Staying up all hours of the night. LOL!! Those little finger puppets look really cute. Beautiful colors. I LOVE knit picks yarn. I can't wait till taxes come back so I can order some more. :)

  8. Your order looks great! I looked at the finger puppet book at Barnes and Noble and almost bought it too. Grand kids you know.... they would just love those little puppets.

  9. Hooray on the Selbuvotter! I LOVE that book!
    Let me know how the finger puppet book is - I've been eyeing that one, myself.
    Happy happy knitting!