Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh Be Still My Heart!!!

Oh look what I've found while surfing the Net...... Oh, be still my heart!!!

 Anybody that has been reading or following my blog know that  as a kid, I used to love getting a brand new box of crayons as often as I could.  The look of them, all those colors in one box!  The smell of them.  The sharpness of all those perfect tips of the crayons.

Well, I've grown up,,,,sort of.......Now, I have a love affair with new needles!  I already have the Denise set in pink and I have the Knit Pick Options as well as the Boye NeedleMaster 200 Interchangeable Needle Set.

But...I can dream, can't I?  Getting the rush was so nice!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Finished: Book & His & Her Hats

I finished 2 things this week,  First, I finished reading the novel: How To Knit A Love Song by Rachael Herron.

It is a very good book with a touch of romance and a touch of mystery and drama with a touch of knitting and a rugged tough cowboy thrown in for good measure.  You don't have to know a thing about knitting or crocheting to enjoy this book.

I loved the story-line and I loved the characters.  I loved how Abigail was both strong and independent and vulnerable at the same time. I loved/hated how cowboy Cade was always looking for another notch to put on his belt  (ahem) and how Abigail knocked him off the heels of his boots a few times.  I'm looking forward to reading more books by Rachael Herron,  (No pressure Rachael.)  Her blog Yarnagogo can be found here.

Rachael Herron actually took the time to leave a comment on my blog and to offer condolences regarding the loss of my mom.  Wow!

I also finished The Vermont Hat, (free pattern on Ravelry) that had been recommended by Joansie at Knitting By The Ocean.  Joansie has a lot of beautiful knitting and photography on her blog, go have a look.

Actually, I finished 2 Vermont Hats.  

I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Yarn in  Indigo & Fisherman White as per the pattern and size 7 & 9 knitting needles; Boye Interchangeable set.  I don't usually use the specified yarn in a pattern, but I already had the Indigo in my stash, so I went and got some Fisherman white, too.  The Vermont Hat is a fun and easy knit.  As suggested by the designer, I knit the hat in "His & Her's" colors.  I still have yarn left over after finishing them.

Now, I need to get back to my Tea Leaves Cardigan.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)