I had off today and must admit that it feels good just to be around the apartment drinking coffee and catching up reading some of the books I purchased over the past couple of weeks. I am still waiting for my yarn order from Knit Picks to get started on the cowl sweater I blogged about earlier in the week. The order doesn’t arrive until the weekend which means I have to wait until Monday because the order is being delivered at my office. I am not home during the week to receive the package, so having packages shipped to the office is the best way.
Last night before coming from work, I made a stop at Whole Foods to pick up some groceries and start shopping for Thanksgiving. I brought some butter, flour, pie crust, and spices as a start. I still have to plan a menu for turkey day, and thinking about making Brussels Sprouts with bacon and garlic. My dad wants Collard Greens, but probably will make them next weekend and freeze them. I have some decision-making to do.
I brought another book yesterday, “Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit – Using the Rub-Off Technique to Re-create and redesign your Favorite Fashions”, I think the title is longer than the actual writing. I am kidding, but why are titles so long these days? I am will be reading this book over the weekend because along with knitting the cowl sweater, I would like to make a pair tweed trousers. I love tweed, and was also thinking about a dress and skirt.
I found this wool tweed on Trim Fabric’s website, and tweed seems to be the trend for the fall. I think this tweed will coordinate well with the purple I chose the knit the cowl sweater. I also love knit and it’s probably the reason for me learning how to knit so that I can make something like this Jonny Rotten jacket from “Brave New Knits”. Blue is my favorite, this is another reason why I like this jacket and buttons are just great. With my luck, I probably will not find these buttons, but fabric covered buttons could work as well.
I purchased the Interweave Crochet Accessories issue, and the crochet jewelry pique my interest. I especially like the crochet belt because it would coordinate great with a tweed or charcoal dress. The crochet wired bracelet is lovely as well.
That’s all I have for the moment, ciao for now.