There are two places in this world I most like to spend my time; yarn shops and book stores respectively. Unfortunately for me, I do not have much extra money at my disposal for books or yarn, so most of the time, I look at the knitting books for patterns I like, but rarely buy them, and I drool over the different types of yarn I find in my local lys but can’t afford anything more than $5-$6 per ball, depending on the project.
Today, I found myself at Barnes and Noble. I had an hour to kill before I picked-up my daughter at preschool and what better way to do that than perusing knitting books. This is no easy task due to the fact that they do not have the knit/crochet books alphabetized at the Barnes and Noble in Cary. Does anyone else find this unusual? It’s plenty irritating, that’s for sure.
Nonetheless, I did find some books I have wanted to thumb through. I’ve decided that I really must have the 1-hour booties pattern in Stitch and Bitch Nation, I love the baby bolero in One Skein and would really love to have those dish cloths in Mason Dixon Knitting. Of course there is Stephanie’s book Knitting Rules….decisions, decisions. Well, the $15 in my pocket and my need for the sock cheat sheet in her book made me walk out of there with more Harlot. What can I say? No surprises there:)
Since I would rather not prostitute myself to buy yarn and knitting books, I am collecting all change in a jar for extra spending money. I will let you know whether or not this idea works. I understand from others who have done this that the dollars can build up pretty quickly. I’ll let you know.