Well there’s a big storm coming so the store was packed. And there were some good coupons.

I bought more yarn. Did I need it? No. But I bought it anyway. And it was on clearance. So that makes it ok, right?

I also walked into the grocery store and walked right back out. The line wasn’t worth the eggs.

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Guess What Came in the Mail

Guess What Came in the Mail

Today I went to lunch and when I got back home there was a box waiting for me.

When we pulled into the driveway I yelled, “Do you think that’s my yarn?” My cousin responded by laughing and saying, “Hash-tag, old lady problems.” #oldladyproblems

It was my yarn.

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my pretty new colors

I got a little excited and pulled all the yarn out of the box.

me holding all my yarn
me holding all my yarn

There was a lot more than I thought, 24 skeins in all in 5 different colors.

I can’t wait to start knitting this blanket.

It starts on February 10th if you want to knit-along.

New Knitting Books

New Knitting Books

While I was at Joann’s last week I was browsing their knitting and crafting books, as they were 40% off, and I found this.

Real Knits for Real Men

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24 Warm and wearable looks to go from work to weekend

I always struggle to find something to make for my dad or my brother or if I want to make someone a gift so this was a nice buy. And it was on sale.

This book was published by http://www.go-crafty.com

A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my great aunt on the phone, she knits too, and asked if I had ever tried Modular Knitting. I haven’t so she sent me a book that she no longer uses.

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The book is titled Woolly Thoughts Unlock Your Creative Genius with Modular Knitting. It was written by Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer and was published by Dover Publications.

I’m just getting into them so I hope I can make some beautiful projects with the help of these books.

What are some of your favorite knitting books?

Selfish Knits

Selfish Knits

I spent most of November and all of December finishing up custom orders. I had some setbacks but thankfully my mom was able to help and finish for me. There was no time to make things for myself so I’ve decided to be selfish and make myself a pair of mittens.

On New Years Eve I cast on a mitten and spent the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 knitting. Honestly is there anything better to do with my time.

Now one is done and I’ve cast on the second.

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I’m using Bernat Softee Chunky in Black for the cuff, which I received for Christmas, and Bernat Satin in Forest Mist Heather for the hand.

My goal is to finish the second today, fingers crossed.

What have you started in the New Year?