It’s Thursday! Which is my Friday. Which means that while I’m physically still at work, my mind is already taking a day off.

I’m being torn in two by the prospect of free time. Part of me is relishing the idea of cozying up in bed with Beatnik, Little Birds, and Peaks Island (oh dear lord, I’ve started to refer to them as though they were people..). That part is imagining steaming mugs of hot chocolate and pajamas being worn all day.

The other half of me is imagining speeding off to Jo-anns with the coupon they just emailed me and attacking the yarn section with it. This is the same part of me that just bought two patterns from KnitPicks. Specifically, this one and this one. In my defense, I’ve been looking for a nice bootie/slipper pattern on Rav for ages and have only ever run into booties for babies, which, while they are adorable, could really only fit my big toe and are therefore useless. And the bag is really cute. -squee-

And technically the slippers are crocheted, which isn’t even knitting, so it doesn’t really count as cheating on my current projects.

I guess I’m going yarn shopping.

Hmmmmm now I just have to decide what color to do these in. I’m thinking of doing the bag in a baby blue/lime green combination but I can’t decide if that’s too cutesy/springy for my wardrobe. And I have absolutely no idea what color to do the booties in. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to make eight pairs in different colors. (I’m only half-joking.)

In other news, I went to Border’s last weekend determined to buy a knitting book but left empty-handed because I had no idea what to get. Any suggestions on must-have knitting books? I’m not really looking for anything specific, just anything with nice patterns or good tips.

2 thoughts on “Distractions.”

  1. my first real book was Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. there are a lot of great patterns in it, and some really good information about ease and sizing. sock yarn one skein wonders is another book i recently purchased, and it has a lot of good projects in it. anything by the yarn harlot is good too, but these are not necessarily pattern books, just good, funny reads. except for one she did called knitting rules, which has some basic patterns and a lot of good information.

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