Wednesday, May 11, 2011

And furthermore . . .

I wore that mani for two days, and I didn't get any shrinkage at all!  Hurray!  I did get a fair amount of tip wear though, thanks to dismantling four bookcases, carrying them to the garage, and assembling three new bookcases and a desk, all for Hubby's music room.  So it was time for something new:

Essie Too Too Hot
Braziliant Collection, Summer 2011

Can you believe I'm wearing plain red nail polish?!  Don't worry, I already have an idea of what I'll add on to it tomorrow!

And what's that blue yarn?  Well, the other day I was looking around Ravelry and came across this:

The Jan Sweater
by Just Call Me Ruby

I was instantly smitten.  This will be one of the patterns in the new A Stitch in Time book (volume 2), but was being offered as a free download to those who pre-ordered the book.  I bought the first book, and was thinking I would forgo the second.  It's quite an expensive book, and I only ever tried one pattern from it, which didn't work for me at all.  I think there were a fair number of issues with the patterns, and the binding of the book wasn't the greatest quality.  But apparently this book will be in hardcover, and well . . .  this pattern just swayed me.  And the time frame the new book encompasses is one I like better too, fashion-wise.

So, looks like Mandarine will have a little competition . . .

7 comments:

  1. I have the first book two and am on the fence about the second. I'll probably go ahead and get it in a moment of weakness :-)

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  2. Oooo - I just looked at your projects and saw the sweater you made from the first one. Love it!

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  4. Thanks! (I'm laughing at my typo on the first comment. I should probably wait to type till I'm fully awake.)

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  5. Nothing wrong with plain red polish!

    I tagged you with an award, hope it's okay to leave the link here:

    http://thekarend.blogspot.com/2011/05/kreativ-with-k.html

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  6. I started knitting 2 weeks ago after seeing the first Stitch in Time book. When I saw the Jan pattern, I couldn't resist ordering the second. I was going to buy it anyway...

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  7. Wow! That's excellent! Are you going to start the Jan Sweater soon? It isn't too hard, especially if you have someone you can bounce your questions off of.

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