This has been the best week! I've not had to work to much...the weather has turned lovely...and I GOT LOTS OF CREATIVE STUFF! Three books...crochet magazine from the States...2 recycling ideas to try...etc...etc. It has been wonderful!
The books...most important event! I had ordered "Big Girl Knits" and I got it in on Thursday! What a great book. The patterns are actually a bit big for me...can't believe that! But what I wanted more then anything was the first part where they show you how to fit your body. Especially how to change your patterns to fit you! I really can't wait to try them out...it might be a bit. And I want to find a good pattern to make mom something!
I finally got tired of hearing how great two other books are and decided to just go ahead and buy them and they came in TODAY! The first I can't keep my hands off...."Mason Dixon Knitting". It is everything that others said it was. I was afraid it might be a bit too country for me, but it has so much in it that I want to make. I can't get over it!
The third book is "Knitting Rules" by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I've opened it, but it is going to be my nightly reading for the next few weeks. It looks wonderful!
A very nice lady for the States took pity on me and sent me the Spring Interweave Crochet magazine. It looks wonderful and I'm really looking forward to using a couple of the ideas it has given me!
I've also had some great ideas about recycling materials. I'm making a string bag at the moment...which I think I've written about but it is out of plastic and I thought it would be better to not buy plastic when I'm surrounded by plastic bags. So I've started doing some research and have found a couple different ways of cutting up the bags and I'll see how it goes. There are some nice bag patterns out there if you google "recycle +plastic bags +knit" I also used +crochet. I like the idea of the string bag though because it can be folded up and put into your purse or pocket and still be reused over and over again! We are always getting somewhere and not having a bag so you have to get another plastic bag.
Also, I want to try and make woven boxes out of think cardboard boxes, like Kleenex boxes etc. We will see how that goes....got to get that craft room cleared out so I can do some of this stuff!!!
Anyway....better get back to my reading!!!