Thursday, June 14, 2007

Finally some knitting content

The sun continues to shine and I continue to knit things out of season.
I'll tell you first what happened to me.
I went to the local bookstore to buy Alison Hansel's Charmed Knits.
At our bookstore if you accumulate $125 worth of purchases (retail - this is not a discount bookstore like BN or Books-a-Million), then you receive a $10 coupon.
Alison's book is $14.95 retail, so I thought I would use it to buy her book since I knew they had one in stock (I checked the inventory on their Booksense website) and I could get it for $5, right! Practically free!
After looking in the logical section of the store for the book, I had to ask, "Gee, I'm trying to find this book, do you have it?"
The girl working there said, "Gosh I just had that in my hands earlier today, but where is it?"
She began a frantic search of the store along with a co-worker.
No book.
I was bummed.
They actually thought another lady who works there might have put it on her shelf.
So I was assured they would order the book for me.
It's been almost two weeks.
Me thinks the book was never ordered.
So last night I placed an order from Amazon.
Sorry local bookstore, but when you've gotta have it, you've gotta have it.
In the meantime I need to work on something.
Since I'm not a very good knitter (I've actually considered starting a blog called The Shitty Knitter and posting pictures of my mistakes and inviting others to post too), I need something easy.
Because it is so hot and a bit sticky I need something that won't cover my lap (unless I'm going to the drive-in and then I want an afghan to keep me warm).
And in honor of the HP movie and book release in how many days (check the counter on the side), I want something for that.
So I began a Gryffindor scarf.
Hey, at least it's something.
I could only wish that I were as good a knitter as Angelika.
Go wish her congratulations - she's been sought out (literally!) by KnitPicks to be a test knitter for their patterns.
They read her blog, folks and looked at her photos.
Isn't that amazing?
She is a brilliant, fearless knitter and I'm so pleased for her.


Angelika said...

Oh Julie, you are so sweet. Maybe I should change my blog to "the fearless knitter" instead. Hey, I just like to experiment and if the pattern is written right, most the time it works out. If not, we'll make it work.

Purl said...

What a great idea! I would have plenty to contribute. It took me MONTHS to understand the difference between knit and purl and YEARS to understand how to use double-pointed needles.

I'm so glad you showed us Angelika's site. Her knitting is incredible. I can't even aspire to stuff that complicated.

Micky said...

Yeah Harry Potter knitting! That's always fun.
As for the movie, I don't know if I'll get to the midnight one or not. I'll just have to wait and see. It would be great though.
As for the book, I pre-ordered it so hopefully I'll get it the day it comes out.
And really, you can leave as many messages as you want. I don't mind at all.