Thursday, September 27, 2007

I Can't Stop!!!

Checking knitting books out of the library, that is! I think I've said before, that I don't spend a ton of time actually knitting. Not as much as I'd like! I homeschool my son who is a senior in high school, and I chase my 2 very active little girls, ages 4 and almost 2, around all day. I usually nap when they nap and when they go to bed in the evening, many nights I'm way too tired to knit. But it is much easier to find time to listen to my knitting podcasts (still obsessed with those!) and get in some time here and there to read my books. So for now that will have to do and one day I hope to be able to spend more time per day actually knitting.

So this morning I took my 4 year old to her "Alphabet Hour" class at the library, and during the hour she was in her class I went for a walk with my younger one, listening to Stash & Burn and Sticks & String on my iPod while I walked. Then I went back into the library. I decided ahead of time NOT to go looking at the knitting books since I have a stack at home I haven't read yet. Oh yeah, right, I CANNOT ever go to the library without checking out some books! (See my book blog post at Books and Hooks.)

Alas, I couldn't help myself and I went upstairs to the knitting book section and found these:

Itty Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson
Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Not Tonight Darling, I'm Knitting by Betsy Hosegood

And then I got this fiction book:

Knitting by Anne Bartlett

And then I even checked out a mystery book involving knitting!

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Selton

I'm currently reading:

A Passion for Knitting by Nancy Thomas and Ilana Rabinowitz

In my stack next to my bed waiting to be read I have:

For the Love of Knitting by Kari Cornell
And So to Bed by Lucinda Guy
The Knitter's Bible: Knitted Accessories by Claire Crompton
Stitch & B---- by Debbie Stoller
Knit One, Felt Too by Kathleen Taylor
Knits from the Heart by Kristin Spurkland

I put this book on hold today:

The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville

And I have read these books already in the short 2 months I've been hooked on knitting!

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (fiction)
Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (my favorite!)
The Joy of Knitting by Lisa Myers
Mason-Dixon Knitting by Gardiner/Shayne
Stitch & B---- by Debbie Stoller
At Knit's End by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (another fave!)

I've also checked out 8-10 different mostly pattern books that I didn't write down the names of, and paged through a bunch of back issues of the magazine Knit & Style.

Tomorrow I will actually be the proud owner of my very own knitting book. It's my birthday and I know my husband got me one of 2 sock books I asked for - I gave him the names of 2 I would like. I'm not sure which one he got me so that part will be a surprise!


P.S. Lindsey's scarf progress - I have 25" done so far. It's the only knitting I've been working on. Sad, huh?


Chris said...

I see you too are addicted to something. LOL I just can't stop knitting socks

Chris said...

Ya really need to plan an ocean vacation. Since you homeschool you could go in the off season. Fall is really nice in the south. Prices are much better and it is still warm and you can still get in the ocean. You can get effieicncies with kitchens and cook and save a lot of money that way. I hope you get to go someday.