Saturday, November 17, 2007

getting a little choked up here

Well, I am so behind which means I will be blogging a lot in the next few weeks in order to reach my goal. I have a lot to write about- it's just getting here that seems to be the trouble. I'm still reading blogs too, I've been bad about commenting but no worries- I am lurking!

This blog is just a quickie about Xmas presents. I love making lists and hey- making a list of things I want? Sounds like fun to me. It's not the most original list for me, mostly books and fibre, but meh, creature comforts.

  1. Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac-this is the one with the baby surprise cardigan right? A knitter will correct me if I'm wrong please.
  2. Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby- you know, if I ever have eight skeins of thread weight silk lying around, two years to dedicate to it, and have gained the patience of some one else, cause in which case I will SO knit one of these. Either that or I'll just modify the designs into something I can manage and read it obsessively
  3. Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan- she has some odd designs, I'll give you that, but she's also a knitting genius. Mmmm... hexagons.
  4. Inspired Cable Knit & Inspired Fair Isle Knits by Fiona Ellis- both books are knitterly goodness and very technically awesome. Dude.
  5. Kaffe Knits Again-so apparently this guy knits or something. Eh, who knew? (sarcasm)
  6. Lace Style by Allen and Budd- I'm running out of things to say about the books. They have knitted stuff in them. Me like knitted stuff.
  7. Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel-looks interesting, can anyone tell me more about this book?
  8. Romantic Hand Knits by Annie Modesitt- I don't know how many of these I would knit, but it looks like I could learn a lot about shaping from this book, and also it's just too fun.
  9. Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr- I like to knit scarves.
  10. God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens- woah! Where did that transition come from? Sheesh.
  11. Why Darwin Matters: The Case Against Intelligent Design by Schemer -pretty self explanatory I think.
  12. Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner- a good friend of mine swears by this book. Looks very interesting.
  13. I Like You by Amy Sedaris- I always covet the books Julia gets for xmas.
  14. Yarn- I know some people don't want to buy me yarn cause they don't know what I'll like but if this is where you are headed- when in doubt, anything by Fleece Artist, Hand Maiden, Koigu, or sock yarn.
  15. Fleece- really... anything.
But really, your love is all I need.


But seriously now, it's true. Christmas rules because it is the most unbridled excuse to spend time with the people that mean the most to you. Just come over for tea and it's all good. I always have mandrin oranges to spare.


knitography said...

Fitted Knits is fantastic! I've made two patterns from it already and will probably make more. The sweaters are very 'every day wear' and you can easily tweak the patterns a bit if you don't like certain details. Knitting Nature is fantastic too - it's a great read in addition to having some really neat patterns. Very inspirational.

jenn said...

Hmm, that list seems to have a theme but I can't quite put my finger on it...

brooke t. higgins said...

Ooh! I love mandarin oranges. I'll be right over!

Oh, and, umm, great list. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestions, hon. It is always so helpful. Love Mom