December 31, 2005

Last Post of the Year

So for Christmas my parents gave me Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I finished it two days ago, at work during my lunch break, and I can now offer my own official review of the book.

I've heard that the true sign of a good book is that you don't want to finish it, because you'll be sorry it's over. This was very much the case with this book.

Easy to read, funny, touching, and at times when she's discussing her stash eerily accurate to my own. I absolutely loved this book. I would sit on my lunch break at work, reading it and laughing out loud from the stories. You just can't help it. I suggest that anyone who has been knitting for more than a few weeks buy this book to read. If you've only just started knitting... some of the chapters about the rising obsession may frighten you away.

In knitting news, Lady Audley's Secret projects are going along well. Lady Audley's Secret, however, has yet to be started at all. Though it's not even yet January, so I'm not getting too worried.

Right now, though, all my knitting is on hold so that I can finish the last of my holiday knitting before Monday. Remember two posts previous? When I said that if I knit one more scarf I'd curl up into the fetal position and surely go mad? Well I forgot that I've yet to finish my Grandmother's scarf and we're exchanging gifts on Monday. So it's off to the nuthouse for me after I finish up the scarf. It's Misty Garden from Scarf Style and I'm working it on size 6 needles in some white (she insisted on a plain white scarf) acrylic Bernat Softee Baby. The pattern is at least complicated enough that it keeps my attention, but after 20 repeats or so... it does get old. I'm about 60% done. My grandmother is a broad shouldered woman so my mom thinks I should make it extra long.

In New Years news, my dad scored 4 tickets to the Bulls game tonight. 3 rows off the court. So my whole family is going to head out to Chicago to watch them play. It's rather sad... 23 years old and this will be my first Bulls game. Afterwards I think I might actually go to the bar for some Karaoke by myself. But odds are that I'll change my mind and just come straight home and knit instead. Just think.... this time last year I was in Las Vegas. I never did get my damn tattoo. Hehe... maybe a skull and cross bones, only make the bones knitting needles.

Ah well. To everyone out there, have a safe and happy New Years!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here's a hand, my trusty friend
And gie's a hand o' thine
We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne

2 comments:

Chris said...

I guess for a knitter who has everything a tattoo of knitting needles would be just the thing!
Happy New Year.

Chris said...

I hear ya on the Yarn Harlot book. I don't want it to end, so I'm reading about one chapter every two weeks...

Hee hee - that would be a very cool tattoo! I hope you have a chance to get the tat in 2006.