Monday, October 8, 2007

In, In, In, In, Out

Well, this week the 7 things challenge is not going quite so well as I would have hoped!!!

The problem was definitely with the ‘IN’ side of the ledger, so:

IN
9 books (my first ever Amazon order because the Australian dollar is high!)
Elizabeth Zimmermann: Knitting without Tears, and Knitting Workshop

Knitters Handy book of patterns and Handy book of sweater patterns

Sensational knitted socks
Socks, Socks, Socks
Interweave Favourite Socks
The Yarn Harlot Casts Off
Fitted Knits (your fault Miss Spidey – you gave it such a great rap, and you’re right)

4 balls turquoise mohair from the op-shop
1 Jemima doll + 1 dress from op shop
2 balls Jo Sharp DK
2 balls Mist kid mohair
2 hair thingies
Catweazle DVD (from children for me for Christmas – snicker, snicker)
4 balls Cascade Fixation for SSS
11 Balls Bendi Neon (not entirely sure why I decided on 11 – just felt right) in Bracken

OUT

Not enough, obviously.

3 pairs boys shoes - gift
2 children’s books – gift
1 bag assorted clothes – Lifeline
2 bags children’s clothes – sold on eBay
Several broken toys – surreptitiously slipped into rubbish bin!

Thinking about this challenge, 2 things strike me. Firstly, I’m including things for the children on my list, which is fair enough because I generally buy or otherwise acquire them, but it does inflate my totals, and secondly, there’s a lot of intended Christmas presents slipping in there, so maybe I’m more organised than I thought.

Kate has just posted about our lovely blogpalfest a couple of weeks ago, so slip over and check out the photo of the 10 metre camellia tree – I have 2 and the one we’re standing under is the smaller one!

On the knitting front, I’m back to Juno’s collar. The cable’s flow more easily now – I’m using Jill’s needleless cabling technique for the small cables and the cable needle for the big ones, which makes it faster, but I’ve still got at least 16 repeats to go (woe, woe and thrice woe!!!) This means at least a week more. However, we’re going away this weekend, so the socks will get a workout!!

10 comments:

Rose Red said...

Oh, that US dollar conversion is just so tempting isn't it!!

Amy Lane said...

Hey, Tink! Good for you, adding to your knitting library--enjoy your justly earned spoils:-) I just wanted to say (in response to your comment on my blog)--Hey--how did you know what was on my bookshelf! Seriously--Robin McKinley, Patricia McKillip, Kim Harrison--LOVE them...all of them... (I used to call McKinley, McKillip and McCaffrey the Magnificent Macs--I was going to grow up to write just like them!!!) So much fun to meet another fan of the Magnificent Macs!

2paw said...

I know!! They are expecting parity soon. Be still my beating wallet!! I lvce Catweazle and his Electrickery!! I actually say Electrickery!! I saw you on Kate's blog!! Glad to hear Juno is going well, if slowly!! No woe without having a go!!

Raven said...

Those are some good books in you 'in' list. You have a good knitting library growing there.

MadMad said...

OK, I know you already covered this, but I can't help myself: Really, knitting stuff shouldn't count as an IN. It's just wrong.
Don't mommies have enough guilt as it is? This is your one thing! And eventually it usually goes out, too, right? And maybe you'll lend your books to someone at some point, right? And yarn isn't the same as a big old Hummer or even a plastic Bionicle, right? So really, it shouldn't count. Just sayin'. (Not very articulately, but still.)

Georgie said...

Fabulous book haul - I think you've landed my entire wish list top 10! Im so very tempted...

Glad to hear Juno is going well.

Donna Lee said...

Are you sure that useful items (such as say, books) count? I think that books are cultural and useful so they definitely earn their place in the home. They should be given free rides.

Carolyn said...

Wow, that list of books from Amazon sounds like exactly what I would order!

amanda j said...

Aaargh! I was terrified of Catweazle as a kid.

What a wonderful book haul. Well done. And I agree, books shouldn't count, especially knitting books and extra specially not sock knitting books.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Catweazle????? Inquiring minds want to know....

Nice haul on the book end of things. I've ordered a few books myself as my dollar is next to par against the US$......life is good :)