Saturday, January 22, 2011

Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks by StephaniePearl-McPhee

For the first time in my life, I've completely stopped reading fiction. In fact, I'm not reading much of anything, but when I do pick up a book, it's of the non-fiction variety, and I may or may not finish it. But I read this in a few days. It's not long, and Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is funny, so her books are easy to read. Even the patterns are easy to read and funny. And I read them all. I haven't knitted socks yet, but this book made me want to. Also, now I want to knit a circular shawl. Knitting something round sounds so interesting.

Now if I can just finish Jon's sweater and get the sleeves to look the same! That is my current crisis. (I'm not using a pattern, and I'm afraid I didn't write down what I did with the first sleeve faithfully enough.)

2 comments:

  1. you are more than welcome to knit me a circular shawl... haha... now you have a reason.... because you love me!

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  2. I will add that to my list of things to make over the next many years. Actually, I already have "something circular" on that list, but now I can put your name next to it. Although it would be much easier to knit a circular shawl for a Barbie or a cat. Hey, don't you have some Madonnas or something? The Virgin Mary could certainly use a circular shawl. I have to admit that I don't really get the circular shawl. Do you fold it over halfway and wear it like that? I don't know if I've ever seen one, so I'm curious.

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