Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Not knitting...

by Emily

Is this legal to post? The knitting blog police may come and arrest me, but I've been seduced by sewing lately. My inlaws were visiting (a good thing) and my mother in law recovered our sofa. She's a sewing wiz. My dog was "helping" a LOT during the process and spending all her spare time flopped on the pile of all our spare bits and pieces. So, we decided the leftover foam was just begging to be a dog bed. Then there was still some leftover, so that was begging to be a dog bed in the shape of a mini sofa. Spoiled? What? Who?













In other news, I bought Knit Picks Elegance (70% baby alpaca, 30% silk) in Cornflower to knit The Girl from Auntie's Eris sweater for my mom for Christmas. She saw Rogue when I was home last month and wanted something of her own. Wish me luck!

And, speaking of Knit Picks, I succumbed to their sale and bought enough Main Line for two sweaters - in cocoa and blueberry. For $2 a ball I couldn't say no. I think the blueberry will be for a "Not Your Standard Issue Sweatshirt" from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics... which I may or may not have also ordered... And, as if we needed further proof that the heat has totally gone to my head, I got the cutest book called Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. Just on the off chance I have one/become one in like ten years or so.

Shannon and I also made a TGIF trip to the local Japanese grocery store to follow in Michelle's footsteps and get some books about adorable crocheted creatures. When I saw her "wonky duck" I believe the words out of my mouth were, "Holy crap and a half that is the cutest friggin thing I have ever seen." Here is her photo:
















Now if I only read Japanese...

5 comments:

Wool Girl said...

I almost gave in to the Knit Picks sale.....I want to see everything you get! How exciting!

Sounds like Carot had a wonderful week also! Dogs are meant to be spoiled, don't you think? :)

wg

michelle said...

I don't read Japanese either, but I'll help you all I can with figuring out the patterns.

shannon said...

there is nothing wrong with sewing a bit, e, just as long as you don't forget your roots!

my man is excited about the prospect of lots of little animals, for stocking stuffers and what-not. oh, and baby presents. we need to get together and crochet some big-headed animals!

Emily said...

Are there any other kind of animals to crochet?!

shannon said...

what, besides cute, big-headed ones? i don't think so, girl!