2005 is shaping up to be the Year of Cool Book Releases. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is coming out in July, the Yarn Harlot's book is coming out in March...I couldn't take it anymore. I finally broke down and pre-ordered them both. However, Cruel Fate decided to step in. Both Chapters/Indigo and amazon.ca have this nifty deal where you get free shipping on orders of $39 or more. I believe at both sites, my total for pre-ordering these two books came to $38.55. ARGH! (Damn you, online bookseller discount wars, damn you.) So I caved into their fiendish marketing tactic and bought something else. It will be my husband's anniversary present. But I will probably steal it from him and read it first. (My guilt over this is minor - it's an anniversary gift, ergo it should be for both of us. Yes? Yes. Shut up, the logic works.)
And so now my husband will have to live with a wired-for-book-delivery woman for the next month while I go nuts waiting for the knitting book pre-order to come through.
- United Way argyle cardigan for Jack Rosatelli
- I have even more time to finish this than I thought - Rob is coming back to work the week after next instead of Monday as I assumed he would. However, I'm still hoping to get it off my plate pronto. I'm now on the neck shaping of the left front:
I decided not to bring it with me to work today, because I would probably get to starting the sleeves, and I couldn't be bothered this morning to hunt for a 4mm circular needle. But I expect much progress will be made this weekend.
- Spanish Knight sweater for Mom
- Brought this to work today. I've gotten several rows done so far this morning, and I've been making sure all along that I have the correct number of stitches.