Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thursday... I'm in love ❤

I am in LOVE with Granny Squares! So simple, so pretty, I can already think of a bazillion things to turn them into (once THE Blanket is done) and in this Stylecraft acrylic also very forgiving of imperfections. What's not to love!?!
First 10 done, and the next 10 ready for the "TV slot" later!
And two things came through the post which I like so much I really had to mention them here. My first Clover Soft Touch hook - so comfortable to hold  and easy to use I can definitely see more of these on the horizon, and Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (Yarn Harlot ). 

I've only read the first chapter or so of the book and flicked through the rest so far, but it has had me in stitches - no pun intended - it's laugh-out-loud funny/spot-on in observational humour. So far I've read an examination of the "non-knitter", the quiz to assess your level of knitting obsession (I am an 'Organic Knitter') and the types of TV show you should knit different types of pattern to - I can TOTALLY relate to it. If you like knitting and haven't read it yet, I'd recommend getting down to the library or your favourite bookshop to pick it up. And the best thing about finding great books by authors who've published a few others already...? No waiting about for the next one! 

Unless a time machine lands here overnight (I would have said TARDIS but discovered today a lot you won't know what that is *grin*), there won't be any 'Finished Objects' around these parts tomorrow but I'll be back with a progress update on the blanket over the weekend. Have a great one.

4 comments:

  1. I love those granny squares! I may need to take up crochet again just so I can make one - it's so colorful! And I was lucky enough to see Stephanie in person at a book signing a couple of years ago, and she's even more witty in person!!

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  2. I am so jealous of you Brits and your Stylecraft yarn! The colors are gorgeous and I really want some. I wonder if I can buy it online. Thank you for the Tardis definition, now I know "Dalek" and "Tardis". Before long I'll be fluent in Dr. Whoese.

    Oh and talk about granny square love - check out this beautiful blankie: http://handod.blogspot.com/2010/11/sarafia-blanket-pattern.html . Must. make. soon.

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  3. @ Heather - you're lucky - she sounds like a riot!

    @ April - uh oh! Just saved that pattern too - it's lovely! Thanks :-)

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  4. They look great Sarah. I love my Clover hooks too!

    April, you should try Deramores for Stylecraft, they ship to the US for free :)

    They is something spooky going on with shawls - I'll be blogging abou it today :(

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