Him (beginning of December): What do you want for Christmas?
Me: A giftcard to Borders...and to the yarn store.
Him: How much?
Him: You're going to spend $100 on yarn???
(I thought I was going to have to revive him, but he managed to stay upright)
Me: Yes (I didn't add "I do it all the time").
Him: (looking at me askance) Okay, if that's what you want.
Yesterday, I went to the LYS & blew almost all of it on this...
The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns
Peace Fleece wool
Laceweight Zegna Baruffa (1400 yds in that pink cake)
2 Laceweight JaggerSpun Zephyr
If you're at all interested in designing your own sweaters--not necessarily anything fancy, but just want a plain sweater with minimal design details like I do--the sweater book is a must-have. (It would work for fancy-schmancy, too.) It has all the calculations for 6 different sweater constructions, from child to adult sizes...all you do is figure out your gauge (so needle size, yarn, etc. are all up to you). I've been wanting this book forever & now I finally have it. Which leads directly to this...
A sweater for A, hereafter known in my blog as #1 Girl. (All family members are now renamed.) I'm using the yoke design, so this is knit in the round & I'm adding simple 2-color designs as I go along. Next will be sweaters for the boys, Animal Magnet & the Dimpled One.
In case you're wondering why hubby is now named "the Weedinator" (our neighbors already know why), it's because he's never met a weed he couldn't conquer. Thus, I am forbidden to do anything to the lawn since my black thumb will kill anything--I don't think he really feels comfortable with me walking on it. K is now "Animal Magnet" because we're all but running a zoo here because of him & C is the "Dimpled One" because he's got two of 'em (that cuteness helps him out a lot).
I'll be back after New Years, so have a fabulous & safe holiday, everyone!