Yesterday, on my way to a meeting for work, I stopped by Barnes and Noble. I hadn’t checked out any knitting books or magazines in a couple of months. I found the new Interweave and the "hip" Vogue magazine (I don’t remember what it’s called, but it’s little). I learned two things. 1. I’m officially no longer "hip" or "cool". I looked at the Vogue magazine and just felt old. There were some cute things in there, but nothing I would wear. 2. I thrive off books and magazines and blogs for inspiration. I knew that already (or I wouldn’t have a blog and have so many daily reads), but it was nice to get the reminder. There were some nice things in Interweave, but most importantly, it got me all excited about my knitting again.
I also found a new book that I need. I thought I would like it based on the description, I’ve just been waiting for it to come out. Last Minute Knitted Gifts. There are SO many great things in there. Literally something for just about everyone. Not only are there great patterns, but there are great wrapping ideas and excellent color advice, too. And, they are divided by the estimated time it will take to complete them, perfect for my procrastinatin’ self. I almost caved and bought it today, but I knew I had seen it cheaper online, so I will order it and wait anxiously for it’s arrival.
Oh, one more thing, thank you for your comments yesterday. I thought I’d get slammed for that post but was pleasantly surprised by the nice comments. Thanks!