Friday, March 19, 2004

ISP Blues

...which I finally think I've solved, but let's see in the future what happens.

Update: no knitting. Absolutely none. Even though I've actually gotten a few balls of really pretty cotton tape yarn, I've just been too tired and far too sick to do much. Lot of stress the last two weeks, including death in the family and illness that wouldn't go away.

That will change soon I hope.

And now to bed. So tired.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Fortune's Fair Face Hath Smiled

Because I found the New Knitting Stitch Library, by Lesley Stanfield - and it cost me only half the price. Brand new.

It was the only copy in the bookstore I wandered into, too. The other two places in the mall had it for full price (with the exchange rate that comes out pretty hefty, especially for hard-covers).

I now have a knitting book! And I -love- it. The directions are clear, well-written, and the directions for reading the charts are -wonderful-.

I can now read a knitting chart.

And I've actually been able to semi-decipher one of the Nordic patterns I want for the To Og With Love Sweater!

Very happy. Now if only the sick would go away, I'd be even happier.