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Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Books Books Books
Have you ever lost a book, but you knew exactly where it was?
Such as, the book fell behind the bookcase and you couldn't reach it without moving the bookcase. One such incident happened to me.
I buy alot of used and old books. I have many books in my "library" but most of them are old. Such as recently I got these to really old ones.
My aunt took a trip to Europe and bought me a brand spankin' new book; "Pipsqueaks" published by Rowan. It was really sweet of her. I wondered how she knew I didn't have that book. She innocently replied, its from England, why would you have it? She doesn't knit much anymore, so she doesn't know. I explained about the popularity of Rowan and about the Rowanettes, and that it was really nice she thought of me. Anyway, that wasn't my story, I just got lost for a moment.
Pipsqueaks, one of my few "new" books, is the book that fell behind my stash cabinet. I had put on the cabinet a ton of books, my computer, M's videos, yarn, etc etc. Lets just say it was all junked up. I was able to handle 3 days of the book being gone before I finally flipped and had to have it back. No, I'm not knitting anything from it at the moment, I just couldn't stand to not have it, should I decide I needed to knit something from it at this exact moment.
I cleaned and cleaned and now my cabinet looks a million times better. If husbeast reads this he may start throwing a few books into other strategic areas of the house. If that's what it takes to make me clean, it might work. Or maybe I'll just decide I don't need the book *that* badly.
That's the other skein of lace yarn I'm using for my little project. Actually, once its all blocked out it might just be close to stole size. I think I'm starting to like it. But now I also like the original swatch. It bloomed a bit when I beat it up today. Then I thought of a new way to make a similar design. I figure I'll decide on a pattern eventually.
This roving will eventually be another bunch of lace singles. I just need to ply my rainbow roving and then I'll be moving onto more lace singles so I can do all the lacy things running through my head.
P.S. Madame said I could buy 29.7 more projects per year!!! Yes, my stash is little. Or is it that I knit alot?
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