Some Knitting Books

Since I don’t have any real knitting progress to talk about or show, I’m going to talk about the knitting books I ordered last night. I ordered Knitting Without Tears by EZ, Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reisel, and Knitting in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. I can’t wait to get them and drool all over the pages. I am going to use some of them to make my husband a sweater. Back in the old days before I learned about gauge, I made him this sweater that turned out really badly. I am going to tear it out and make him something new and improved with the yarn. I am also making him a sweater for his favorite university’s football season. When he was suffering through missing the favored school’s bowl game, I realized just how much he loved his team. I hope to have it finished by the time football season starts. The other sweater is no big deal as to when I make it. I may be able to knock off a new technique or two with the sweater I use these books to design.

When I finish my current sock, I am going to do my first toe up sock and get one new technique out of the way. I am going to make my husband a pair of socks that will hopefully be his perfect socks that I can make over and over for him. I already have a perfect hat pattern for him. He has a fairly large head (my poor MIL!), so most baseball caps he gets at work become mine. Our little knitters inherited his head, but I lucked out (sort of) and ended up with cesarean births both times.

The ADD Knitter commented the other day that her oldest didn’t like the sweater she was knitting her. My oldest actually told me this morning that she doesn’t NEED another sweater. We’ll see about that (she‘s only 3). With the right shade of pink and some prissing up, I bet she would need one really badly. 3 year olds can be really fickle. Every day she tells me what she needs for next Christmas. I can tell how badly she wants something because if she REALLY wants it, she will say she could share it with her sister. She has apparently forgotten that she will have a birthday before then…


Yes, I'm dead set on learning that toe-up method as well if it kills me. Gotta keep up the mad knitting skillz!
Lone Knitter said…
Good luck with all the sweater knitting. I was actually really pleased with the Knit Picks size 1 circs. The cord is really soft. I say they are keepers for sure!
Rebecca said…
Toddlers crack me up - it's my favorite age for kids. But then, I don't have kids yet, so I may have to amend that in the future.

I am itching to start a new pair of socks - I have this Cherry Tree Hill yarn in a colorway called "Campfire" that is just calling me. I won't let myself start another until I finish my last pair (almost there!). I would also like to try toe up. And then, maybe magic loop and two circulars - especially since I keep breaking all of my dpn's. I look forward to seeing and reading about your experience with toe up. I hope you have a great weekend with lots of knitting!

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