I've two new books that I'm excited about at the moment. Both are filled with the most glorious pictures. One with random stuff and some things you can make and the other is full of wonderful things to be knitted up.
I've not yet had the time to properly look through Junk Genius, but I knew as I looked at it for a good long while in the bookstore and then really didn't want to put it back on the shelf that I really wanted it for keeps.
Knitting Everyday Finery has been in my work bag though and I've grabbed a look whenever I could. By mid-week I'd decided I wanted to have a go at making a pair of gloves. I nearly tried glove making last winter and then never got round to it as is always the way.
These eggy yellow gloves have got me smitten. I really fancy a pair in the same yellow, but as I couldn't wait to find the perfect shade I had a rootle around my stash to see what I could find in there. Yellow yarn comes in quite a limited range of shades, so when I tip up to the shop knowing exactly what I want I always go hoem without any. For now I've started on a blue pair of gloves in the softest yarn called Thistle by Louisa Harding. This yarn has been stuck in a bag for a couple of years now waiting to become something and luckily I've just enough. I'll continue my search for the perfect shade of eggy yellow yarn all the same.
Another possible knit this winter is one of these berets. Miss Rosey borrowed my favourite cream Noa Noa slouchy beret and left it somewhere so I need a new hat before the North wind really does start to blow a gale.
My head is definately planning for winter with my renewed knitting excitement. Tommorow though I want to get going on my machine and catch up with my quilt. I've been looking forward to it all day. Hopefully my hands will be up to the job as I can't use my left thumb at the moment. It ended up being slammed between two tables today when arm wrestling got a bit energetic. I thought I'd broken it and then I came over all weird, sick and lightheaded. Before I hit the floor I suggested to my students they might like an early lunch. Got to save some dignity.
If my thumb doesn't fancy helping me out with any making then I'll just have to settle down for a good look through my books and a spot of daydreaming about what to do with the lovely weekend stretching ahead.