Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Thou shalt not covet . . .

Does that commandment apply to knitting magazines? 'Cause this little promo caught my eye and I have a serious case of the Jones . . . Guess I'll be stalking the LYS in the next couple weeks.

Now, for your knitting pleasure . . . Well, if you can call a poor photo in low light pleasurable. This incredibly amateur photo is of Dancing Diva's knitted hat, made from three colors of scraps from other mittens and hats.

Now that my yarn collection was getting pretty low, the striping on this hat had to be a bit more creative to make sure I had enough of each color left to finish. I did, but not by much.

Now I just have to finish the thrummed mittens for Hockeyboy and find some yarn to make a coordinating balaclava for him. Being a great outdoors man, he's been asking for something with a bit more coverage than a normal stocking cap.

And once the great winter wear marathon has come to an official end, then it will be the holiday gift knitting marathon season. Oy, my head is already spinning!

Maybe that new Holiday Knits magazine from IK will be just in time!

8 comments:

Guinifer said...

That holiday knitting ALWAYS sneaks up, doesn't it?

trek said...

It's only coveting if there is one of it and your neighbor has it and you want to take it from her so that you can have it.

livnletlrn said...

Y'know, I do a pretty good job of staying oblivious to the magazines out there, except for that a certain blogger I know keeps putting their tempting links directly in my path! You knitting temptress, you! ;-) And yeah, there are definitely some winners in there!

Jill said...

Do you think it's fair for a magazine with SO much cool stuff to come out this close to the holidays. How are you going to knit it all!?!

Sheepish Annie said...

I read the whole thing and didn't think, "Oh what a naughty coveter!" I thought, "Hey, she is low on yarn...she gets to go yarn shopping!!!!!"

I've always been good at finding the loophole and not focusing on that which might be not so good. (But, Trek is right, you know...)

Rani said...

I feel like maybe I should have started knitting Christmas gift last January. sigh.

The hat turned out so cute! With all your spare time :-o you should teach knitting classes!

RandomRanter said...

In agreement with trek. Dictionary.com's first definition for covet is: inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others. So, just wishing you had the magazine that is out there for you to rightfully purchase and to assist you when you stock up on yarn...all good.

Ellen said...

I already have two Christmas knitting projects lined up - perhaps I'll have to start my own Holiday Issue!