For Christmas my Dad bought me a book called Knits Men Want, which I took as a big hint that he wanted me to knit him something special. He claims he was thinking of my husband, but I'm not so sure. Of course, I will need to be knitting for a few more years before I have the skills to make him his prize jumper, but in the meantime I've started the scarf pattern in the book.
It seems to be taking me forever--I started in Arizona not long after Christmas, and I'm still plugging away on it back home in Scotland. Of course, I have had to rip out a few rows here and there, because I am easily confused/distracted and there are 5 different cables. Here is what it looks like:
Also over the holiday I bought myself a present, can you guess what it is? Another knitting book of course! I saw it in Barnes and Noble and had to have it, but found it on Amazon.com (on my sisters ipad, yippee) for a whole lot less (by about $10). I guess I can see why B&N isn't doing very well financially. I even asked the guy at the help desk if they would match the price, no deal.
Anyway, it is called Knitting Block by Block and I can't wait to get stuck in. I'm trying to have the discipline to finish the scarf before I start on something else, but now I'm dying to make myself a blanket. Also, the author gives instructions on how to make various things out of the blocks like bags, gloves, and tops. Did I mention I can't wait?
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