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....

Mary Lynn 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.