Saturday, March 28, 2009

They know me so well

I'm really easy to please in the gift-giving department. Just stick with a knitting theme and all will be well. My birthday this year, was a particularly good one for many reasons, including the fact that I got 2 knitting books, a long coveted EZ knitting DVD, and a very generous gift certificate to my lys.

Here's how it all went down...

Drew headed to said lys, Churchmouse Yarns and Teas on my birthday. The minute he walked in there, it was apparent that he was shopping for someone else, and he was as he puts it "set upon by every woman in the store." He looked and looked for the perfect book for me. He was given advice and was very particular, finally settling on the book French Girl Knits. Good choice, Drew. This is a book that I probably wouldn't have thought to buy for myself, but I'm SOOO glad that he did. It has many beautiful, classic patterns, 3 of which I've already queued on Ravelry. He was also advised to buy Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac, but he thought if he bought that one as well, I would complain that he spent too much money. This is probably due to the fact that he has to constantly keep his book collecting habits in check in order to avoid bankruptcy, and he knows I give him "the look" every time he's eyeing a new purchase. But two books for ME, I can handle that!

So, I was frightfully close to not getting my EZ book, when our friend Patrick saved the day and offered to buy it for me instead. Yea! I've been reading through the Knitter's Almanac, and well, I probably don't have to convince any of you knitters out there about how wonderful it is. We all know EZ rocks.

And, sticking with the EZ theme, when my mom called and asked what she could order for me through Amazon.com for my birthday, the first thing that came to mind was Ez's Knitting Workshop on DVD. Again, because I'm fairly frugal, especially right now, this isn't something I would have spent my own money on. Oh, but how I've wanted it! I've heard knitters on several podcasts go on and on about how great it is and now that it's in my possession, I cannot wait to watch it. In fact, as soon as I post this, my plan is to pop it into the computer and watch it until my son wakes up from his nap. Perhaps I'll have more to say about it after I've watched the whole thing.

Lastly, if you'll look up again at my photo, you'll see some very lovely yarn. This yarn is courtesy of an incredibly generous gift certificate to Churchmouse that my Mother-in-law sent to me. Wow, and thank you, Carrie! I took in my project list this morning, sent my son off to wander around downtown with Drew so I could shop at my leisure, and bought yarn for 3 projects. I would name the yarn and the project they are intended for, but time's a waisting and EZ is calling. As the projects hit the needles, I'll get more specific, but till then: Two of the yarns are for French Girl Knits sweaters (Wrenna and Paloma) and one is for the Pure and Simple Baby Pullover from Weekend knitting. That last one will be the first up, since I've got to finish it in time for a baby shower in exactly two weeks. Gotta go cast on now...

1 comment:

Hege said...

Happy belated Birthday!
Great gifts, love the grey yarn.