Saturday, October 04, 2008

Just what I was looking for.....

My new book passion is books with crochet patterns. I have subscribed to Interweave Press's magazine "Crochet" and I joined the Crafter's Choice book club, (they have some pretty darn good books - not just craft books - I think they are connected up with Literary Guild, so you can get most any book from them) - I even told them that after I had purchased my required "one more book" that if they didn't let me be a member without getting the "automatic send-outs", that I would quit, and by golly, they were glad to comply with my request. I get their flyers in the mail, but I don't have to worry about some wierd book showing up on my doorstep if I missed checking that card and sending it back.

Two weeks ago (has it really been TWO WEEKS?!?) when we were in Ocean Shores, The Shepherd was nice enough to squire me around to do a little shopping. We went to the Flying Cats Gift Shoppe (which was a VERY fun store), and to the Celtic Store in the Irish Pub we had lunch at (Galoway Bay Pub - TASTY, tasty, tasty food & nice ambience) and of course, now that I am a spinner/crocheter, we had to visit the LYS (that is Local Yarn Store, for those of you uniniatated) called Blue Heron Fabrics, on Point Brown Ave. (just in case you are in the area you should stop by). I had ulterior motives, because I was also wearing my new Washington Wool dot Net T-Shirt and wanted to tell them about us. Then I saw this delectible little box of crochet patterns - and there were about four or five out of the twenty that I had been specifically looking for (you'd think that a book with 100 scarves to Crochet or Knit would have just about every scarf? - Not so.) Anyhow - each pattern is on it's own sheet (about 8 1/2 x 5, heavy shiny card stock) that you could just slip into your crochet bag. I really like that chain one and my have to try it out for myself ...ha, ha, ha.... that would be after I get the 10 hats that I need to crochet for Christmas presents finished (which would come after I finish spinning all the yarn - Yikes, I need to be spinning, not blogging!) Eventually, there will be pictures of all the Finished Objects - but NOT til after Christmas!

P.S. Got a very good (and $500 cheaper, AND he has the part!) estimate in the fax machine yesterday from Roger at Auto-B-Craft on fixing the Jelly Bean's boo boo. Just have to get the official OkeyDokey from my boss and he was out of the office on Friday.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Woo hoo for the boo boo (fix)! Looking at the front of that book I had to repeat to myself, "I do not have time to learn to crochet again." I don't have time for the hobbies I already HAVE, for pete's sake!

Kathy said...

I'm glad to hear that there's hope for The Bean! And that it sounds like your boss is going to own up to the repairs on it! Win-Win!

It's definitely time here to start on warm winter activities...especially since we had ice on the sheeps' waterers this morning. :)