What a great weekend I had!
Friday was spent reading Darklight by Bella Forrest until the mailman arrived and brought me Harry Potter Knitting Magic.
I’m so excited to own this book. I’m a Harry Potter fan, as in, I loved the books and have read the full series twice and a few of the books even more often and of course I’ve watched the movies both at the theater and on DVD many times. But I’m not the kind of fan to dress up or decorate my house in Hogwarts colors. In other words, I wouldn’t ordinarily buy a fan club type knitting book. But this book, this book is special! So many of the patterns are amazing! Absolutely amazing! Yes, there are simple can cozies and scarf patterns, but there’s also gorgeous sweaters with amazing details, beautiful mittens, gloves and socks as well as a glorious shawl/blanket/wrap and many, many other things that I fully intend to knit. Oh, and the owl. The stuffed owl is a true work of art. I’m not the least bit into knitting stuffed toys/decorations but that owl…. That owl will soon be on my needles. Oh, and did I mention? The sweaters are sized from skinny little young teen sizes all the way up to 60+ inch chests! There is absolutely nothing I don’t love about this book. I’m just so happy to call it mine.
As for Dark Light, it’s pure trash and I’m loving it. Which is rather surprising, actually. It’s a human/vampire romance advertised as The thing to read if you loved Twilight. I don’t see it written anywhere that it’s a YA book but I think it probably is. I’m about three quarters of the way through it and so far the ‘romance’ consists of blushing looks at each other. To be honest, I don’t know what it is about the book that’s preventing me from putting it down, although it does have a lot of action, there’s that ‘they obviously have the hots for each other but won’t admit it’ thing going on, and the story moves at a pretty good clip. It was also a Kindle freebie which never hurts. If you’re looking for a little fast paced escapism, I recommend this book.
|Center of the Yarniverse|
Saturday was spent at an impromptu gathering of knitters at our LYS, Center of the Yarniverse. I absolutely love that this shop is big enough and friendly enough to not only allow, but to welcome ten+ people to randomly show up and spend four+ hours sitting and knitting. And eating! Let’s not forget the awesome nearby food sources. Yes, my LYS not only allows, but encourages you to eat your lunch at their table so you can keep knitting and chatting while you eat. How awesome is that??!!
|Homemades by Suzanne|
My lunch came from Homemades by Suzanne and was delicious!
|Weekender Sweater knit with Wool of the Andes Tweed|
I love that the red velvet cake in my boxed lunch matched my Weekender sweater.
Sunday was the Superbowl and I was free to relax and knit throughout because I didn’t give a hoot about either team. And more importantly, I made sure our Superbowl food was super simple so I got to spend my time knitting rather than messing about in the kitchen. In fact, I was able to get so much knitting done, I finally separated the front and back of my Weekender. The knitting is going to feel like it’s going SO much faster now! And that’s a very good thing because I may have accidentally bought a sweater’s worth of wool while I was at my LYS on Saturday. So much for that yarn diet!
How was your Superbowl weekend?