Tuesday, March 20, 2007

So I decided that since this blog is called "knitwithcats" I should show some knitting with / on my cats. So here are 2 of my babies: the very large boned one with knitting resting on her belly is Tinkerbell and her pillow is Izzy. And the knitting, well, that is my new sock for my brother. As many of you know, the old sock and I stopped speaking and I decided to kick it out. So, now I'm working with new yarn, Jitterbug by Colinette, and it is great to work with! A hand paint that is superwash wool with a nice tight twist - slides deliciously on the needles. It is a little browner in reality than it looks here with nice highlights of navy and cranberry. He will love them!

I found this new website that has some great roving and hand dyes! I was really impressed with the colors and weights offered. Very worth a visit!


I also ordered 3 new books from Amazon:

Lace Style: Traditional to Innovative, 21 Inspired Designs to Knit

I have been told that this book is a little disappointing design-wise, but has some good tips. So, I'm going out on a limb and getting it anyway - critics be damned! Of course, I'll most likely regret it, but hey...

Then I ordered

Favorite Socks: 25 Timeless Designs from Interweave

Anne already has this book and I saw it and love it! And therefore must have it! It will be 4 years from now until I finish anything from it but that is never the point, now is it?

And finally, I preordered:

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee Casts Off: The Yarn Harlot's Guide to the Land of Knitting

I don't think I need to say anything else about this one - the author speaks very well for herself, thank you. Very excited to get this one!!

And here is Blinky - watching television. Fascinated by it! Enthralled! Moving her head side to side as different characters speak! How creepy is that? I think she might have a "problem." Does anyone know a good kitten interventionist? I may have to cancel my Amazon order so that I can afford her treatment. So sad on so many levels!!!

Off to knit!


Beth said...

if you can add to your order, look at The Natural Knitter, by Barbara Albright. I think you'll find lots in there. Did you see my note to you via e-mail?

knitwithcats said...

i'll check out that book and i did get the email. talk to you about it tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Check out the YH blog... book came out the 22nd and she doesn't know where Amazon got their shipping date. Good to see everyone yesterday. Take care and have a good week.

Jennifer Brown & Luke said...

Well, since I have just now tuned in to your blog, it cracked me up!!! I will have to continue to read it as often as you post. It was good to have dinner/appetizer/whatever the other night at Foodworks. We really don't get together enough, what with both of our busy lives. Anyway, love you and glad you love your job.... and yes, I definitely think you should get laid... oh, I mean, get a date. A little Freudian slip...

Jennifer Brown & Luke said...

Ummm.. you are a little out of date. And you know, I never have gotten your correct email address. Send me one to lukethegreat@comcast.net. I enjoyed dinner the other night.. we should do that again.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't seen it yet you need to go see the Yarn Harlot description of her book tour. There's a lot of reading to be done but really pretty good commentary on her travels and travails!