I've been reading for the past week something that I haven't wanted to put down. I haven't been reading very much for the last couple of years except for magazines about my hobbies and blogs, the daily paper and a few paperbacks.
I saw a new book on 7 day loan at the library from Penny Vincenzi and decided a quick read wasn't for me, but on the shelves I found Sheer Abandon. http://www.amazon.ca/Sheer-Abandon-Penny-Vincenzi/dp/0755328523/ref=sr_1_6/702-8783674-2895201?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181240998&sr=8-6 It was great and I kinda wish it hadn't ended.
The next one of hers that I want to read is Absolute Scandal.
My sewing machine was out getting serviced, it runs very quietly now and that might have something to do with the fact that 2 pins were found inside the machine. I don't know how they got there and I don't have anyone to foist the blame onto. The repairman wanted to know if any little kids had access to my machine.
The best friends jacket by Sally Melville, ran into a couple of problems. I wan't happy with the body of the jacket and I decided that there would be too much weight hanging from the shoulders and that a seam would give added support. I was also having worries about how much yarn it would take. I was also concerned about the neck edge at the back. I decided to start another sleeve, and I went back to the store and bought 2 more skeins of yarn. I am thinking of using a smaller needle for the body of the jacket and changing the direction of the stitches. I have several schematics drawn of vertical, horizontal and diagonal garter stitch arrangements.
When I was knitting sock and it said to put the remaining stitches on a holder while working on the heel flap, I discovered that my denise cords were really too thick and now I have decided that I like using the nylon cord from a weed wacker. It is cheap too if bought at a dollar store.