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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Confessions of the knitting book junkie

Part of the definition of addiction includes searching behavior. So, when Stacey mentioned a possibility that Nicky Epstein's two edge books might still be on special at the Kahala Mall Barnes and Nobles I actually drove there to hunt them down. I was too late to find them, BUT...I did find, Knits for Barbie Doll
by the same author Nicky Epsein, with the magic 75% off sticker!!! I will endeavor to stay out of book stores. I have no more gift cards!
I still have my Tammy Be True who is a little bigger then Barbie...hmmm. I must have been deprived as a child if I still want to play with dolls.

On the actual knitting front, I was seriously thinking of abandoning the gansey, but, after reading Chris's terror tale of frogging and reknitting Kiri, I feel like I just can't wimp out when the going gets tough. I found some size nine circulars at Ben Franklin's and will knit on!


candsmom said...'ve been renovating!! I like it! Someday I hope to get over my HTML phobia so I can tweak my split-pea soup template. ;-) I cracked up at your clinical analysis of addiction! Searching behavior, huh? Too funny! But hey, 75% off is an awesome deal any way you look at it, so I'd say that purchase was well within the bounds of prudence. Even if it was driven by searching behavior. ;-) I know you won't abandon the gansey... you can do it!! Our swim team used to have tank tops with the slogan, "No wimps!" So true of knitting, too! Knit on and take care! :-)

Lolly said...

oh my, I have such a soft spot for books. it is so hard to turn them down - especially with a 75% off sticker!

Stacey said...

I was at BnN yesterday too. Sorry the books weren't there. Yay, that you found a cool purchase for 75% off! I too made some purchases, although I was not as frugal as you - yikes - very bad. I'm glad you found the needles you needed!

debbie said...

i think chris' last post was inspiring too - such "stick-to-it-ness"....and oh, yes! books can be addicting. everytime my husband looks at my books he asks "where'd they come from?" once, he actually carried in an box in without knowing what it was!

kimberly said...

oh knitting for Barbie-you lucky. I'll come over to play dolls with you. ;)

kathi said...

me, too. can't stay out of the bookstore. i love hayao miyazaki, i'm watching pom poko on tcm channel right now. i can't wait for howl's moving castle to release on dvd...they are re-releasing totoro the same day, this time in japanese!