Thursday, December 2, 2010
In no mood
I know that I should be battling the freezing cold temperatures to shop for some gifts, but I haven't been able to muster any enthusiasm for the job at hand. That is, I haven't until the Sur la table catalog came in the mail today. Now I'm full of ideas and even though I have two relatively nearby stores, I can shop for the things I liked with the click of a button in the warmth of my home. Excellent! My mind is full of ideas of what I can knit with the time I save commuting, not to mention time lost standing on lines, or putting up with ill mannered shoppers.
First there was the totally ridiculous sock monkey wine sleeve that really excited me. I can get several of those to pair with a bottle of wine as gifts. I know I could make them, but who needs the pressure? I liked the rosemary and bay leaf wreaths, too, which are perfect gifts for my friends and family who adore cooking. For my coffee loving friends, I found the Italian ceramic coffee jars that I could pair with a pound of Michigan roasted coffee beans or perhaps the French press travel mug for friends on the go. I could knit quick little cozies to go with those!
My blogging friend, Karen, reminded me of the Black Sheep Weaver's Guild holiday sale this weekend. It's in the town of Hartland which isn't too far away. That should take care of my fiber loving pals. She also sent me the picture of the kitty in hand knits after reading yesterday's blog post about McSissybritches.
Suddenly, I find I'm in the mood to shop with thought and care. Maybe it was the calls from friends, or the Christmas cards that have started to arrive--I don't know--but I'd better jump on it before the feeling falls by the wayside.
A note on the knitting photo at the top: that's the Mock Cable Hat well on its way in Cascade 220. I keep finding myself wishing it were in Shepherd's Wool, but I do have to use up my stash, so Cascade it is. The pattern is fun, and that Jane is a clever designer. When I got done with the brim section, I couldn't visualize turning the hat inside out, but having faith, I followed the directions and had an aha! moment. This woman can write a pattern! It should be done sometime tonight if Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum and the Blockhead don't kill me.
I've got some right clicking to do. Have a great day!