I seem to be spending a great deal of time looking at stitch dictionaries and finding new stitch patterns recently. I made a surprising discovery this weekend. I’ve always loved Dover publications for their beautiful colouring books but I found out they have books of charted designs. I was even able to get a kindle version of the Celtic charted designs! Instant gratification is the best. I love the way those designs loop in and out. I see some colourwork in my immediate future.
Ah, the joys of the holidays! Today has been an incredibly lazy day. One of those days when you sleep in and then never quite manage to wake all the way up. I’ve run into second sleeve syndrome on my Slice of Camelot cardigan. I really should make myself work on it but I don’t feel like it. Instead I’ve found myself curled up with a book. It’s been a while since I’ve indulged in a good high fantasy novel and I’ve found myself immersed in The Name of the Wind. I’m two thirds of the way through so I think I will try to finish it on my lazy day.
I’ve been knitting for years but I’ve never owned a stitch dictionary. When I wanted to try a new stitch I would try to find a pattern I already own with a similar stitch pattern or figure it out on my own. But that will no longer be the case! I am now the proud owner of Barbara Walker’s A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. My husband gave it to me as a present. He planned it as a surprise but realized that the only time he could get it from the yarn store would be when I was there. Even though it wasn’t a surprise, I can’t wait to play with it.