It’s Yarn Along with Ginny over at Small Things.
Last week I hadn’t started a new knitting project because I had no yarn. I remedied that problem this past weekend with a much needed trip to the yarn shop. I left the yarn shop thrilled and then practiced a few key lines to deliver to Hubby to justify my extravagant purchase. He didn’t seem to mind and used it to justify getting a Blu-ray player a few days later.
After I got home eager to start my project I realized that I didn’t have the right sized knitting needles. For some reason I thought I had a pair of 5.5mm straight needles. I was wrong. So now I can only gaze longingly at the beautiful stone blue Malabrigo and Miski off-white yarn and wait patiently for the next opportunity to go buy the needles.
In the meantime I have a nice stack of books to keep me company. This week I’m reading Duty and Desire: A Novel of Fitzwilliam Darcy, if you are a Jane Austen fan I recommend the trilogy, and The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections. I’ve also got a few cooking/baking book on the go. Flour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston’s Flour Bakery + Cafe is wonderful and I’m making a list of the different recipes I must try. The other cookbook, Growing up in a Korean Kitchen: A Cookbook, is my source of inspiration for attempting to make some home cooked Korean food for our new student. Wish me luck! I think I’m going to try making kimchi tomorrow.