Archive for June 5th, 2008

I have been knitting, but it is getting nice out (though it is still chilly here for June), and I am not getting as much needle time as usual.  So to keep me in the mood, I am READING about knitting!

No, not even anything useful, like a pattern book.  Just a light knitting mystery.  This is Maggie Sefton’s 5th knitting mystery, and I must say I enjoy them.  I am not a literary snob, and for the most part enjoy any mystery.  I just read and really enjoyed Shadow of the Wind, but it is meant to be more thought provoking (and had no knitting involved).  This one is just fun, with detailed tangents into the look and feel of beautiful yarn.  (I just had a thought…this could be the Harlequin romance for knitters….true yarn porn written out!)  The characters are fun and interesting.  It’s like having my own knitting group in my house.  AND did you notice how I stuck in my Cinxia sleeve progress!  Yes, there has been some knitting going on.

Then I stumbled across this quite interesting magazine, Wild Fibers.

I have not had time to read it all yet (I just got it on Tuesday), but it is very interesting.  I love to look at pattern and idea magazines, but honestly, I have so many things in my queue now that I don’t even want to be tempted by more.  This had a bit more of an learning slant for me rather than creative.  Learning about the process and where fibers come from will fill my educational urge for the moment.  The cashier at the book store laughed when she saw it….”it looks like he has a perm, what is it?”  I am pretty sure she was going to thumb through a copy after I left.  Also, what is that in the background? Could I actually be blocking the 1st sweater I ever worked on and mostly finished over a year ago?  Will I actually attempt seaming and FINISH something?  Stay tuned!

But in the meantime, I watched Four Brothers (Mark Wahlberg is a fine looking man and the movie was pretty good too) the other night and Fionnula Flanagan was knitting at the end.  It’s my little fun to watch for knitting in the movies!


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