Yesterday I received a package from Knit Picks. While it contained no yarn (this time!), I confess that I caved on the last day of their big book sale. I think I went a little nuts. Over the next few entries I will talk a bit about the books I got and what I like about them.
First up is Knitted Finger Puppets: 34 Easy-to-Make Toys, by Meg Leach. I’ve been on this kick lately where I’ve been wanting to make teeny, quick, little knitted things, and these projects just about fit the bill. I can’t wait to make some of these. There are enough animal designs to create an entire finger puppet zoo, a Christmas-themed set starring Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Some characters that will enable one to act out the stories from several fairy tales, and a whole circus set. I can’t wait to make some of these! They really do look so fun!
Next up is Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs, by Zoe Mellor. I love this lady’s books! The items in here are all so cute. I wish I had had this book years ago when my daughter was younger, because I think she would have liked to play with a lot of the things in this book. I especially love the Dress Up Dolly and the Knitted Snake. But the Kitty Pyjama Bag is also adorable, and maybe if I can get up the gumption this year I’ll make that one for one of my young nieces.
In knitting news this week, I frogged my giant mitered square that has been in my knitting purse for the last three months. It was huge, for one thing, and it was on needles that were too small. Noro Kureyon on 4’s? I am a loose knitter, so when I knit a hat this is what I would usually use since I prefer very warm, tightly knit hats. But the square was coming out feeling a bit like a horse blanket. And that wasn’t what I was going for! So I started over, with half as many stitches and size 8 needles instead. I think I’m going to like it much better. I’ll try to post pics tomorrow.
Happy Friday! Ciao for now.