Monday, June 01, 2009

Spent most of today in bed and all of yesterday. I've been laid low by a virus (or at least it feels like one) Was feeling so crappy that I couldn't even take advantage of the time by knitting. I'm a bit better now, still feeling weak and a little light headed but that could be because I've not eaten all that much for the last two days.

Went to the Supermarket with DD and DH on Saturday and stopped to look at the tea section with DD, while we two talked about the relative merits of what was on the shelf DH walked over and asked "Don't you have enough tea already?" We both looked at him like he was crazy. That's like asking me if I have enough wool, there's never enough :) At least DD understood.

Got the gift tags I won from Knitterella today. She has recently had a baby (yeah!) and so was late in sending them off and to make up for it she included an extra pack. Not something she had to do at all but it was nice to get them. Here's a picture:

Aren't they cute? And there's room on the back to write care instructions (well that's what I'm doing with them YMMV) She also sells wonderful note cards.

Got the new Wendy's new toe up sock book, from the library. It's got some nice patterns in it but the problem is that she does them with two circular needles and I've not been able to wrap my mind around doing socks that way. I'm not especially good at changing around directions (yes I'm one of those people who actually knits like the designer intended one of these days I will break out of the box ) so I don't know if the book is going to work for me. Saw Cookie A's book in Barnes and Noble and loved it she does her socks on dpn's like I do so I won't have any trouble following the directions. As soon as I can get my LYS to order it for me, I'll get the book. I like to get my knitting books from her it's worth it to me to pay the extra money to help support a store I love.


Megan said...

I love those tags, too funny!

JustApril said...

That's good advice about the gecko. The only thing different about knitting socks on two circs (or magic loop) is that where you would normally have 2 needles on one side, you have the one circ. I just got that same book, let me know which pattern you need converted to dpns, and I'll try to help you decipher it =)

Yarnhog said...

I seriously need some tags like that.

AlisonH said...

I would add one thing to the tags (looking straight at my brother-in-law) of, if it's not your cup of tea, return it to me, and I won't be offended in the least. (If you give it to Goodwill instead, however, I assure you I will be!)