School is out and summer still has not arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. People have been calling this month Junuary. It was a sweltering 59 degrees yesterday. Of course, this makes for perfect knitting weather.
Well, my brain said, "Hey, Hunnicutt, take that $50 gift card to Powell's and by yourself a bunch of really cool knitting books." For once, I agreed with my brain and off I went.
For those not familiar with Powell's here in Portland, it is a gigantic book store that takes up an entire city block with multiple levels. They give you a map so that you can navigate through the store.
So, there I was happily clutching my gift card and ready to purchase even more knitting books. Out of the entire knitting selection, there was not one book that I walked out with. I left, my gift card unspent.
My latest beef with pattern books is that everything is done in pieces. ACK! It drives me nuts! I really enjoy knitting in the round. To me, it just makes since. I also love watching the sweater grow, morphing into a wearable garment; not some misshapen piece that will be sewn later.
So, now that pattern books are on the outs, it looks like I'm going to have to take on making my own patterns. Time to whip out EZ's books and start studying.
Okay, enough rant, I'm off to the gym. Maybe there will be some nice butt to watch and I'll forget about these pattern issues.