Sunday, January 30, 2005

Birthday books

My birthday presents from my parents arrived this week. It was a nice surprise since they were on backorder from Amazon and were not supposed to arrive until February. Here they are:



In case you can't tell, they are Scarf Style by Pam Allen and The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd, two books that were very high on my wish list. I am trying really hard to stop myself from casting on for a scarf project, since I should probably wait until my list of works in progress is down to a more manageable size.
In Tartan Jacket news, I have finished both of the fronts.



I am about 65 rows into the first sleeve. I am really enjoying these smaller pieces compared to the back. Working with fewer balls of yarn is nice!

3 comments:

emily said...

Hey! I just ordered a copy of scarf style myself, with the last dollars of a christmas gift certificate. I initially thought, who needs a book to make scarves? But the designers have really come up with some inspirational ones.
Lookin' good on the Tartan Jacket! I am woefully behind-- I didn't expect making up my own plaid to be so hard to do. Soon I will just decide that one of the ones I have cooked up is good enough and just get going... It is 70degrees here (eat your heart out!) so if I don't get at it soon it will be too warm for a jacket til next fall!

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