what fun! wendy came over last night for some knitting and chatting and eating. having her over was enough of a treat, but she also came bearing gifts!! look!
we've been trying to keep each other from dying while not getting any work done for the last couple weeks and instead surfing the web for cute japanese craft books, lamenting the fact that they are not cheap or easy to find. but, apparently, the local kinokuniya had a few in stock - just organized really badly. luckily, wendy had a little time the other night to peruse. and look how I have benefitted! hooray for me! I flipped through all the super cute projects and had to try really hard to not drool all over the pages. also, not to hyperventilate and pass out. I bet the patterns aren't that hard. the only small detail is that I don't really know how to crochet. and I really really don't know any japanese. so, this could take a while. I think these little guys are cute enough for me to try and learn, though. ack!! how did japan get to be so creative?
(apparently, these guys are called amigurumi and everyone already seems to know all about them!)
still making steady progress on the cardi. but, remember those two balls of artyarn supermerino I picked up the other day? they've been staring me down like two big pink eyeballs every time I enter my bedroom. they've been saying: you knoooow you want to make sockkkkksss.... doooo itttt....!! I couldn't take their constant hissing any longer and broke down and ... well...
the only word I can think of to describe this yarn is sproingy. it is so nice! so squishy! so soft! so pretty! mmm... I love you... shhh... don't tell the others, but I think the new kid on the block is going to be doing some major competing for my attention in the next few days.