It happened...the twelve days of Christmas are over and I am a year older. And it's time to knit...I even received my first set of knitting needles at 5:30 this morning ... a lovely gift from my dear husband. He actually went to a knitting store ... Wild Fiber in Santa Monica...by himself! What a sweetie! He had a great discussion with someone there about which needles to get ... he selected some Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles in a size 9 ... hmmm wonder what I can knit with a size 9 ... no idea!
He also got me two books ...Vogue Knitting - the Ultimate Knitting Book ... and Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales. Both look good. The first for the basics and the chapter on different patterns - a stitch directory...similar to a weaving pattern book. The second book has a great tale by Amy Singer...someone like me who is allergic to wool...she has a great website ... http://knitty.com
... it's got great pictures and all sorts of exciting stuff I might like to try... it's not even 7am and I am knitting in my mind!
[Is that mindless knitting? ... no... perhaps mindful knitting...not exactly... well at least virtual knitting! ]