Last night's 1st mitten class was great. The women are delightful. More on that in a future post.
I'm compiling a list of commenters who are delightful but I am unable to respond because either they don't have a blog or their settings in Blogger doesn't show an address to respond to. Rachel from New Zealand is one of those individuals. I so enjoyed your comment the other morning but couldn't respond."Continuous Cables" - Deb, this one is for you. This book looks fantastic "Knitted Tams" . And for those of us with children/grandkids to knit for, how much fun can knitting these be!!! "Finger Puppets" You can knit up all those acorn size balls of leftover sock yarn that you have in that wicker basket and wondering what to do with them all.
A blog that I read and love is by Rosemarie Hill. She has a pattern to knit wire jewelry in the"Bijouterie-Knitty Winter 2008" (online for free)(Bijouterie is French for jewelry). How cool are these earrings!! This is definitely in queue for my knitting. As a matter of fact when I tried to get my foot in the door at one of my LYS as an instructor, they were only interested if I knitted with wire. Rosemarie also has a new book out called "Elements of Style". The jewelry is so beautiful, especially the bracelets. Beads and knitting make an interesting combination. This is a challenge for all of you who are comfortably knitting the same ole pattern! Yes, you!!!!
I feel like I hit the lottery today. It's TGIF and payday. Nice combination and no snowstorm predicted for several days.