Wednesday, December 27, 2006
I had a knitting day out today. Okay it was only three hours, but with three boys 4 years old and under it's a vacation! I was surprised by my little excursion though. I found that I actually enjoyed Michael's more than the Knitting Shop. I know, I know, it's a horrible thing to say. It comes down to this, I just can't afford to spend $10 a skein for my big projects right now. (And that's the cheap ones!) Michaels has affordable yarn and supplies and I can actually look around and possibly buy what I need. At the yarn shop I just fantasize about possibly, maybe being able to splurge on enough for a project maybe in two years when my Hubby isn't going to school and working. Besides I have a list of about thirty projects I'm dying to do, and at the moment don't really need more yarn or pattern books, the latter of which being my ultimate weakness. I will splurge a little for some smaller projects though ;P

Wanting to support the shop I bought my bamboo needles there and walked away quite happy. that is, until I went to Michael's, as previously mentioned, and while waiting for my knitting companion, Sara, to choose some yarn, I went just feet further along the yarn adorned wall than usual, and what do you suppose I came across? A whole section of BAMBOO knitting needles and supplies. Now why, WHY, would they not be by the OTHER knitting needles? *pause for a calming breath* It's okay, I've supported the local knitting shop (even if it did cost A LOT more than I wanted) and I can purchase the bamboo needles much more conveniently now.

I did manage to find a pattern for tabi socks at the knitting shop which I've really really really wanted to knit. but being a member of Crafter's Choice I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on it. I promise I'm not really that cheap, I'm just on a limited knitting budget right now. Here's a picture of the socks on the cover of the book I found them in. I know, what an easy find-right there on the cover!

I'm lovin these. I have a love for oriental things (mainly Japanese) after reading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. It's easily my favorite book and now I've become obsessed with all things kimono, including Tabi socks which were traditionally worn by Japanese geisha.

***WARNING: foot squimish readers do not continue***

I have a rather large gap between by big toe and the others which are relatively close together.

Yes, that's right, I just posted a picture of my foot. This gap is horrible for wearing flipflops, and of course I love wearing them. I'm not a fan of toe socks because they feel weird between my smaller toes. So Tabi socks to the rescue! Now all I need is the Geta sandals for added Oriental fun!

Speaking of oriental, I got a gorgeous oriental-looking jewelry box from my mother for Christmas. I love it and just thought I'd share :)

Okay so maybe it doesn't really look that oriental but upclose the little embellishments look kinda oriental, or is that wishful thinking? Click on the picture for a super close-up and you can decide for yourself, just don't burst my happy little oriental bubble please :)

And that's all I've got today. Now that I have my bamboos I will be able to knit up some finished projects to share pretty soon!


Posted by Elyse at 4:00 PM |


At December 28, 2006 at 9:09:00 PM CST, Blogger Diane said........
the toes picture is priceless. I love your blog