Friday, September 07, 2007

TGFF and Amazon

I made it through the first week of school. The kids were great - but we were all (teachers and kids) very glad it was Friday! I
Came home to a package from Amazon - always a welcome sight. It was my 2008 Knitting Pattern a Day Calendar, and the Whoduknit October book,

Slipknot by Linda Greenlaw.

The other book, Lobster Chronicles is a non-fiction story by Linda Greenlaw that also arrived today from Paperbackswap. I've been browsing through the 2008 calendar (no - I don't wait until the day comes up on the calendar!). There are a few cute things I have seen so far that I may knit. January 2nds Taos Tee Top is cute, I love January 23rds Felted Basket, May 15ths Felted Flare-top Tote Bag is adorable, as is May23rds ruffled clutch. There are a few cute sock patterns, baby sweaters and stuffed animals. There are also a few strange things, like January 4th's string bikini gloves, and Feb. 14ths turtle hats. Then there is the Raspberry Rush Scarf - I don't think I'm breaking any copyright laws when I tell you that you CO 10 sts, knit until desired length, and BO - Duh????

(I hope the designers of the last three patterns are not fans of my blog!)

I'm only up to May - I'm sure there are more good (and bad) patterns to come.

For Carolyn - here is my OTN Fan & Feather scarf knit with Paton's SWS in colorway #70610. And for Joan -Thanks for being such an enabler!

I just ordered a bead soup bracelet kit from Earth Faire.
I have a friend and sister-in-law who would just love one of these for Christmas.


Dandy said...

Jane, the scarf and bracelette are purtty!!!

I'm glad you survived the first day of school....

Unknown said...

I just gotta get me some of that yarn . . . I love the way it blends and looks so incredibly soft. I don't remember who did the entrelac scarf in it but I remember thinking then that it looked wonderful.