Can ya tell I'm happy today is Friday???
Unfortunately, I've got nothing knitting related to report. The DSLT is still in progress. In fact, I'm back at the armholes again. Not too bad for a project that's been limited to being worked on in the car. If I really pushed myself, I could probably finish it over the weekend. But I always have something going on. So, I'm not even going there.
I can offer you a little show and tell. Here are a couple of items I've accumulated over the past week. I know I mentioned that I didn't get to attend the quilt expo and I felt it was only right that I remedy that with something quilt related. So, while some of the Whatchamacallits are buying up the Japanese knitting books, I thought I would treat myself to a Japanese Patchwork book. I am really psyched about this book. It has 1,030 block patterns. My one disappointment is that the only pictures are that on the cover of the book. Each block is illustrated in different views in which you are able to figure what to do. The Illustrations are the instructions for the blocks. I've always wanted to own a Japanese craft book. I just didn't know my first would be quilt related.
I also got me some cupcakes and Ice Cream in the mail. Oh 2 yards of one and 1.25 of the other. What a treat. These are from Robert Kaufmann's Sweet Tooth collection. Please don't ask me what I will do with them. I have NO IDEA.
I recently paid a visit to Barnes and Noble specifically to purchase Verena Magazine. I made a mental note to seek this mag out after reading/seeing photos about it on Stacey's blog. I am totally loving this magazine. You definitely get bang for your buck with this magazine. I am considering subscribing but I may want to see the next issue first before I decide on doing that. I also saw it at BJ's (of course, after buying it in B&N). So, keep that in mind for MORE savings if you shop there.
While on my way to the register at Barnes and Nobles, I hit the clearance aisle. On a whim, I decided to get this quilt book, Instant Expert Quilting. After all, it was on clearance. To make a long story short, the book rang up LESS than what I thought it cost. I was damn near running to more car!!! I couldn't wait to get out of that store. If you have ever seen the new Ikea commercial, with the woman leaving the store, telling her husband to start the car - it was like that for me.
What piqued my interest was this house quilt. I am smitten with House Blocks. I also like the look of this scrappy goodness of the string quilt on the right. Too bad there are no directions in the book for the string quilt. But it's still inspirational and I'm a resourceful gal. I've already bookmarked the page online that shows you how to do it.
Then last night, I came home to find a package waiting for me from Scouts Swag!!!! I never did mention how I got in the Scouts Swag Sock club. This is my second package from Scout. This colorway is called Stacker Pond. You will have to check in Ravelry if you want to see the first colorway. But that means I would have to update my stash first. HA HA.
Speaking of stash and Ravelry, I will be updating over the next few days/weeks. I've already started taking photos.
Have a Happy Crafty Weekend!