Sunday, January 21, 2007

It is a gift!

It's that time of year again. The breeders are at work, and we have several friends and co-workers who are expecting this spring. Time to get busy on those baby knits!

This weekend I started a simple pink hat, a bib, and Anouk.

The tiny blue blob is a flower washcloth from Weekend Knitting, as there are several other gifty occasions coming up.

To assist in all this upcoming gift knitting, a few new books were picked up this weekend.

One of the Borders stores near us is closing, and this weekend they had everything in the store 40% off. We did pretty well at restraining ourselves, and got several gifts. I brought home Itty-Bitty Hats (which is really really cute), Simply Baby, Toys to Knit and One Skein Wonders. I was lucky enough to get Greetings from the Knit Cafe for $4.99 from Amazon a few weeks ago, and I picked up the Jo Sharp Knit 1 from the yarn store Thursday night. I love this pattern book, and since I'm trying not to buy yarn, I thought I'd satisfy that urge with a book. There are several great patterns in here that I can't wait to get to. But first, must finish what is on the needles, and use up some of that stash!


  1. Anonymous10:34 PM

    What luck. Fun looking books and colorful WIP:)

  2. Those books look great! I have the Knit cafe one and like it quite a lot.

  3. Which Borders? By Central Market??

    Breeders . . . heeeee!

  4. Anonymous1:44 PM

    Such pretty baby colors!

  5. Anonymous5:01 PM

    40% off at Borders? That is my dream...or my nightmare.

    One of my knitting friends is also doing tons of baby stuff for this year (she did all the wedding afghans last year). I'm contemplating a simple sweater, but not ready to give up the spirit of "it's not a gift" LOL.

  6. Anonymous2:29 AM

    lol - not buying yarn/stash but buying books. I don't know which takes more space...:-)

  7. Wow, you got some great prices on those books! One of our nearby Borders closed, but alas (or maybe it was good), I missed the closing sale...

  8. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Oh, what a nice posting. I have three friends due within the next few months, and I am desperately behind on baby gifts. Any suggestions on what is cute, thoughtful, but rather fast?

    I'm so jealous of the book finds!