April 05, 2005
On my bookshelf, on my needles
Time to get to business, and my business is
Look what I got in the mail!
It's Knitted Toys by Fiona McTague and At Knit's End by my favorite Yarn Harlot (by the way, what's up with Amazon's new look? A little weird, but I think I'll get used to it). Yarn Harlot's book is the cutest little thing. People have been saying it, I know, but I didn't believe it until I held the little baby in my own two hands. I can't wait to read it!
Knitted Toys is a sort of odd purchase for me. Well, here's how it happened. I surfed over to this blog and the author knit a monkey from this very book in question. She gave the monkey a sly little smile (he's a bit more serious in the book), knit him an outfit, and started posing him in all her blog pictures. Too cute! She also has a way cute hamster called Buster who makes an appearance now and again. Buster is probably five times the size of my Axon and Synapse combined, so I don't think they'd make good pals (speaking of the two little devils, there's a stinkathon in their home and I need to clean that as soon as I'm done with this entry). Anyway, I borrowed the book from my library, but had to give it back almost right away (some other knitter must've recalled it), so I figured, eh, let me just buy my own copy.
Now, do I reallly think I'm going to make anything from this book? No. Well, maybe. But most likely no. The project that really caught my attention is this cute little ducky:
So cute! For the record, I do not own, nor plan to own any stuffed animals. I used to be mildly into them, until a boyfriend in college gave me a big stuffed dog. I've had a serious aversion to them ever since. Anyway, I hope I'll get to make a ducky for someone some day. By the way, the knitter from Busternme just knit a ducky, and (in her own words) it "seems to look kinda fat and stupid." Hehe! Here's another project I think is too cute for words:
It's a way cute piglet! And here's a project I don't think is particularly cute, but very interesting:
Is it just me, or is that boy unmistakably Jewish?
There's been little knitting going on, but somehow I'm making progress on my Pretty Comfy socks:
Pictures aren't the best, I know, but I refuse to use the flash (which would reduce the time the shutter is open and make the pictures crisper) because it messes up the colors too much. I think it's coming out really nice!
PS: MT blah: How does one center images in MT? I tried both: <p align="center"><img src="http://www.grumperina.com/photo.jpg" /></p> and <img src="http://www.grumperina.com/photo.jpg" align="center">, but it didn't work :(.