February 09, 2007

Lead me not

I have square #15 of my mom's sampler afghan nearly finished, a pair of cappuccino-colored Snowflake socks on the needles, all the pieces of Sheldon finished and just waiting to be stuffed and seamed, a picture of that baby sweater I made last month and finally got around to putting buttons on, plus a picture of the little fair isle hat on top of the cutest little model you ever did see, but you are just going to have to wait until later for all of that.

For now, I will simply share with you two things which have me drooling ever so slightly into my keyboard.

The first is this. Go look, I'll wait. And make sure to look at the sample pages inside the book. I know, I know, it's in Japanese, but all of those glorious stitch patterns are charted, so really, how hard could it be to figure them out? You have no idea of amazing amount of willpower involved in not immediately ordering that little bit of knitting p*rn so it can wing its way to me post haste.

The second thing that is perhaps just as delicious as the first, is the fact that Trekking now sells this. The fact that I already have three bins overflowing with sock yarn that still needs to be knit (and this already includes a not insignificant amount of Trekking) means nothing when faced with something like that.

I must be strong. Remember the fact that Richard's car is currently undergoing an extremely expensive 120,000 mile service, and that there just might possibly be termites under our house, and Stitches West is coming up in a few weeks and really, how much sock yarn and how many stitch pattern books does one knitter need, anyway? Right?

Posted by Jenipurr at February 9, 2007 12:20 PM

Oh wow, those patterns.

Posted by: Vonnie at February 13, 2007 07:23 PM

Jen, do you sell any of your beautiful things? I am especially interested in the Irish Diamond and Pacific Northwest shawls. Thanks so much. Judy

Posted by: Judy at February 25, 2007 11:11 AM