February 27, 2004

Hair of the dog

Today, bleary eyed and exhausted, my very nice morning looks like this.


I'd like your support in pretending that this actually is my morning, instead of about 15 minutes of it before I have to work. I stayed up really late last night reading Knitlit too. I love it. Yesterday I went to the bookstore to get it, and took my enthusiastic mother-in-law Carol with me. I handed her Knitlit, and showed her my story in it, and she lost her mind. Right there in the bookstore. She just about forced the sales clerk to read it. I'm getting used to seeing my name here and there, but as my cheerleader Carol said "THIS IS A REAL BOOK! (Sort of brings down the importance of magazine articles and grant writing doesn't it?) She honestly couldn't have been more impressed, and for about 5 minutes she made me feel like I'd won the Booker Prize. I'd encourage the publisher to watch sales of Knitlit Too on Canada's east coast, because I think she's gonna make everyone she ever met buy it. Which is a good thing because it's really, really a good read. (and I'd say that even if I wasn't in it...really) My favourite so far is "The Sweater" by "Charmian Christie.

Under Knitlit, is the latest IK. My bookstore doesn't reliably have knitting magazines. You have to stalk the place, leaping on copies when you see them. I have no idea why I don't just get a subscription, I think it's the thrill of the hunt. (That or I just like to do things the hard way....) So far this season, mighty huntress that I am, I have only bagged IK.
I want to make "Gypsy Mesh Pullover" (Norah Gaughan) from this issue, but have had a rare flash of insight and realize now that a woman who only manages to find her bra for "special occasions" might not really be all that suited to a "mesh" sweater. I'm thinking it over. (I've got some Italian cotton that would be perfect....)

Posted by Stephanie at February 27, 2004 10:56 AM