Thursday, June 22, 2006

My love for the Mail man has officially grown

I'm sure I'm not the only one on this. But, I love my mail man. He's brings me the goodies. This weeks goodies is my first shipment of Knitting books from my subscription to Crafter's Choice Book Club. They don't have the biggest knitting collection, but it's a good thing I didn't join for that.

I've been working on my crafting trifecta; knitting (of course), crocheting, and sewing. Sewing is the one area in which I'm having the most troubles. I'm going to the library to get books, and just sit down with the sewing machine until I figure it all out. I have test material, i just need to get to it.

The truth of the matter, is that I'm a little intimidated by the pattern process. I don't know why, but I am. And the craziest thing. Making has been a {{secret}} passion of mine for a while. I still have my original guest book. And before we start with the pep talks, they sucked. Hahahahaha, but I loved to do it anyway. Basically, at this point in life....I understand the value of a hobby. Everything can't be about the almighty $$. I learned that when I first started knitting. I almost put the sticks down b/c making items for other people turns it into a job. Which took all the joy out of it, and naturally I didn't want to do it anymore.

I'm kind of selfish like that. Don't really like making items for others. I'd rather dish out cash, rather than make gifts. B/C I'm an 'appreciation whore!' I need to know to see that teary eyed look, when you say thank you. Otherwise, I feel like the item should be snatched back, and frogged on the spot. In that mommy dearest 'no wire hangers' breakdownish outbursty kind of way.

Haha, I guess there was a point to that...but I'm going to keep the party going b/c i just don't remember.

Hmm let's see...

FO's I finished The Ballet T.
Yarn: Acrylic (big lots), and Bernat Matrix
Start: June 14, 2006
Finish: June 20, 2006 (yes, it was a quickie)
Knit again?: Oh yeah! Planning on doing one in pink, should be nice.

The Clapper is coming along, and I realized that I am doing it right for a change. So there will be no frogging of he who claps.

I've started another project, I found another tank pattern called Razor. I like the semi-lace detailing. Slowly trying to work my way up to lace. I bought lace weight yarn in Italy, and I probably should get around to using it. No progress shots on this one. I'm just a couple of rows after the CO. Let's face it, it's not like you're going to go 'oooooh, that's a hell of a 5 rows.'

Anywho, back to why I love the mailman. He brought me the Knitter's Bible, Stitchionary, and a funky little # about refashioning you're own clothes.

And, if that's not all....

My book club shipments came, not to mention the Bare Essentials make up I ordered. Yes, this is why my mailmain is on my xmas list.

New projects on the horizon, well there's always a new project out there to be made. I'm going to try Unbiased again. I tried when I first started knitting, and it was a fiasco. No really it was that bad. But I have more sari yarn left, and I'm going to give it a go.

I'm itching to try something harder now, just not sure if it's going to be Fairisle, Entrelac, or a real Intarsia project. Hey, I may just do all three. Before I start, I just want to get further with the Razor tank. Further meaning, getting past the ribbing. I've been slow rolling lately. Well, I've been busy. Trying to get some personal stuff in order, not to mention traveling a little.

{{Sigh}} So much to do, and sooooo little time to do it in. I need one of those work from home jobs. That way I can squeeze crafty in between my work assignments.

K, bye now. I keep losing train of thought sooooooooooooooooo...Yeah


J.P. said...

That is such a fun mail day!

I have a question about the book club, though. Are the books the same size as a normal one from the bookstore? I was in a mail order book club one other time and the books were tiny.

Are they the normal size?

Glaistig said...

Wow, you have a lot of great projects on your plate. I'm trying to finish a clapper too but I am afraid I will run out of yarn. Ha, if you find one of those work at home jobs, let me know. I need one ;) Yes, it's definitely brightens the day to get some knitting/craft-related mail!