Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thank you Mr. Postman

Hi Cindy,

I have been receiving some fun and informative stuff in the mail lately. Last Wednesday the latest copy of Craft arrived and they have a big section on weaving, including a small paper loom insert and directions to make your own portable loom. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

The next day KnitCircus #3 arrived. It looks so professional but I missed a book or item review by you. I guess you're too busy working on other things. ;) On Sunday I knit the Cycloswatch as a wrist cuff. I used a wonderful silk that I got at Knit1-Bead 2 in Jerome about a year and a half ago. If you and the family make it out here one of these days it is definitely one of the stores we will visit! I'm using a couple of beads for the closure but they're a little small so I've got to dig through my buttons to see if anything else works. I got the little charms at Big Lots a couple of months ago. They had containers of mixed beads for cheap and some of them were really nice.

On Friday the package you sent arrived. The DVD looks great and I can't wait to try it out. I'm going to preview it first and may make DH try it, he's looking for something to strengthen his legs for long duration sitting. Thank you also to your DS for the Louisa Harding pattern book. There are a couple of patterns in it that I may try one of these days and they are all really beautiful.

The most anticipated package came on Monday while I was home sick with a headache. I don't know if you got to browse the Interweave Damaged Book Sale a few weeks ago but I picked up a couple of the books that I've been wanting and one or two that I couldn't resist. I have one book that I ended up with a duplicate on. The cart function was a little slow and clunky and I some how got 2 of it in my cart. I think that it may become a birthday present soon. Can you guess which one and who the lucky recipient will be?

We didn't get any of the rain over the weekend from Hurricane Dolly. It all went to New Mexico instead and Ruidoso almost got washed away. In fact one person was washed away in the flooding.

I'll close this off and say "Good Night!" Take care, A


Cindy said...

Actually DS kept his book "in case I want to start knitting sweaters." Very cute. I figured I could always borrow his; glad you are enjoying the book. Didn't do the damaged book sale although it looks awesome! Maybe I will next year. Start Spinning is GREAT! I got it at the Sow.

We've been having a great summer. The garden is starting to produce yummies, and I'm already thinking about fall classes to teach. Not ready to buy school supplies though!

Alene said...

School started at some Gilbert and Chandler schools on Monday and most of the rest of the valley schools head back in the next 2 weeks. Of course they also get out in mid-May so it probably evens out to what kids in other states do.

I'm planning on doing mini-reviews of the books over the next couple of weeks. I've glanced at them a little bit so far but want to study them in depth yet. I wish I had the Start Spinning book last year when I was trying to learn.