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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is my parent's 48th anniversary. Holy Cow. It's hard to believe that they put up with each for that long. :) Beth and I are taking them to the Keg for dinner tonight. I can't wait for prime rib!!

A box of magazines and books arrived yesterday while Jane was working.

From the publisher's website
All too often, the root cause of a sock's triumph or failure is the yarn itself. In The Knitter’s Book of Socks, Clara Parkes shows you how to knit socks from yarn up, following the sock yarn life cycle from its foundations to its final moments on a proud foot. By understanding a sock's basic needs—elasticity, strength, and moisture management—you’ll learn how to play with these tools like building blocks, confidently combining fiber, twist, ply, pattern, and clever stitch tricks to construct your perfect pair of socks.

To help put these principles into practice, The Knitter’s Book of Socks also offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today’s sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace.

Read more about the book and see pictures...

Also in the shipment were two new knitting magazines from Interweave

From Interweave's website
Check out our brand-new knitting issue: knit.wear, simple handknits for the thoughtful knitter. We're focusing on conceptual, wearable knits with a clean, modern aesthetic—built in unusual ways and with interesting techniques. Interesting to knit, easy to wear.

 Jane Austen Knits is a special issue from the editors of Spin-Off magazine, it explores the Regency era through patterns inspired by one of the greatest writers to come out of this time—Jane Austen.
Take a peek at some of the garments.. 

As I was writing this an invoice came in from madelinetosh. On it's way to us

tosh merino dk
steam age
well water

tosh sock
steam age
norway spruce
smokey orchid

tosh dk
norway spruce

As I was writing away another email came through. A shipment is on its way from Estelle Designs. Hopefully it is the emergency order I put in this morning for Frill Seeker. We are really short on colours. Thanks to Estelle for hurrying this to us.


Wannietta said...

That's wonderful - happy anniversary!!! <3<3

Wannietta said...

That's so wonderful - Happy Anniversary!!! <3<3<3