February 08, 2007

Running

Today I had a library run. And a Michael's run. And a little bit of a yarn run. They were good.

I was itching to use my Michaels 40% off coupon this week. I also had a gift card. They were burning holes in my pocket. So I bought this:

I already have Nursery Knits. Both feature a lot of color knitting, but are totally worth it! This book has an adorable sundress, (though it's knit in red and white and looks like one of those barber shop poles), hats with matching scarves and mittens, and a very cute cabled jacket that I tried once and didn't like, (which I believe is due to the crappy yarn I had been knitting it with). Anyway, with my 40% off coupon and gift certificate I only had to pay $3.39 for the book. I think that's a steal, so I ran with it.

At the library I picked up a copy of How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson. If you love to bake, then you are going to LOVE this book. Oh my friggin' God! There is a recipe for a chocolate cake that...well, I'll show pix on Saturday when I make it! YummO! (Like Rachael Ray would say!) I also got a copy of Cute Crochet, "The Great Gatsby", (I saw it on cable the other night and felt like re-reading F. Scott Fitzgerald), and Knitting Under the Influence. Needless to say I have a little bit of reading material that will keep me busy. For a few days at least.

I should say that I don't expect to become a Domestic Goddess. More like a Domestic Princess. I can cook. I can bake. I'm only just trying to better those skills. However, I do not want to be the next June Cleaver. Just trying to clarify.

I also came across this at Scouts Swag. It's called Snowbunny.


So I bought a skein of the sport weight and hope to make some Dalton like socks soon. Run out and buy some!

I haven't done much in the actual knitting department, though I did start a swatch of the greens/browns/gray KPPM Koigu for a new pair of socks. I'll post pictures tomorrow.

5 comments:

tiennie said...

Sounds like a great day!

keri said...

What fun!

Woman who knits said...

The book looks really great and the yarn is just yummy!!!

Nora said...

Your yarn purchases just keep getting better and better...

Robin said...

You got a great deal on this book!! I have always loved that cover sweater. Baby things are so much fun to knit -- fast and sooo cute!