Monday, July 4, 2011

#110 She-Knits pretends.

Pretending is a big part of life...kind of like if you force a smile you might actually feel more happy. The FOR SALE sign goes up on my beloved home tomorrow......

Thank goodness for knitting!
I'm loving She-Knits Mystery 8, Donna and Gwen,

What would you do if you had $100 to spend on any knitting related item, what would you purchase?Maybe I would use it for some of the lace books listed below

Are you still buying knitting books and/or magazines with all you can ind on-line?

Do you only download free patterns?

I'm listening to Jodi Piccoult's, Handle with Care and enjoying it.

Here is the compiled list of lace book i talked about
Abbey, Barbara, Knitting Lace
Bush, Nancy, Knitted Lace of Estonia
Clark, Evelyn, Knitting Lace Triangles
Don, Sarah, The Art of Shetland Lace
Eaton, Jan, A Creative Guide to Knitted Lace
Kinzel, Marianne, The First Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Kinzel, Marianne, The Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting
Khmeleva, Galina & Noble, Carol, Gossamer Webs, the History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls
Leszner, Eva Maria, Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Niebling
Lewis, Susanna, Knitting Lace: A Workshop with Patterns and Projects
Miller, Sharon, Heirloom Knitting – A Shetland Lace Knitters Pattern & Workbook
Nehring, Nancy, The Lacy Knitting of Mary Schiffman
Noble & Potter, Lavish Lace: Knitting With-Hand-Painted Yarns
Noble & Leask, Knits from the North Sea: Lace in the Shetland Tradition
Reimann & Edasi, The Haapsalu Shawl- A Knitted Lace Tradition from Estonia
Sowerby, Jane, Victorian Lace Today
Stove, Margaret, Creating Original Hand-Knitted Lace
Walker, Barbara, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Waterman, Martha, Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls
Wiseman, Nancie, Knitted Shawls, Stoles, & Scarves
Wiseman, Nancie, Lace from the Attic, A Victorian Notebook of Knitted Lace Patterns
Wiseman, Nancie, Knitted Shawls, Stoles & Scarves
Wood, Myra, Crazy Lace
Zimmerman, Elizabeth Knitters Almanac


Geri said...

I will send some 'good vibes' for a smooth sale of your home and purchase of the one you've found to buy.

If I had $100 I'd probably buy a Hanne Falkenberg 'Mermaid' kit. I've coveted it for a couple of years and haven't found a way to buy the pattern without the kit.

I LOVE finding free patterns and use Ravelry extensively but I also buy lots of pattern books on subjects that interest me (i.e. Norwegian knits, lace, socks) and magazines if there are at least a couple of patterns I'm interested in doing. I make good use of my public library's comprehensive and up-to-date knitting book colletion.

Sharon, I've listened to your podcast for over 2 years and always look forward to your posts. I feel like a voyeur into your multi-faceted life and marvel at the calm way you seem to be managing all your challenges. Hang in there.

'Pretending' is often necessary for the sake of others around you but make sure you allow yourself to feel and express in a healthy way the fear, disappointment and anger that the pretending is covering up.

Peace to you as well. :-)

Geri said...

Pretending gets you through the crisis but you still need to address your feelings of loss, hurt, anger, etc.

If I had $100, I might buy a Hanne Falkenberg kit or a wooden swift.

I am the 'Queen of Free' but I still buy books and magazines with patterns that appeal to me. My local public library has a very good collection of knitting books. Generally if they have a book I want, I won't buy a copy for myself unless it is the 'definitive' book on that topic or technique.

I have listened to your podcast for more than 2 years and always look forward to your next installment. I like your calm manner and marvel at how you 'roll with the punches' in your dealings with your life's challenges.

Joy said...

Hope all goes well for your relocation, not an easy time at all is it? Remember it well, never, ever want to do it again but a lot off aith and hope and you will get to where you need to be. Just take a day at a time and keep sane through knitting!
If I had a £100 wouldtake the middle option, a mix of patterns and medium price yarns to build up a large stash to work through ratehr than a couple of choice pieces/yarns. Would try not to knit all shawls.

JMB said...

I hope your relocation goes well and they "yucks" go away. $100??? Probably "good" sock yarn - enough to make a sweater and then some.

I do both - free and purchased patterns.

Sometimes, pretending is the only way to keep the day sane. Pretending that problems aren't as big as they are... just for a little while.

I'm working (slowly) on Cynthia - and loving it!! You're in my thoughts, CapeCodKnitWit

Robin said...

Sharon, I just got a chance to listen to this episode and was sorry to hear about your home. It seems you have a good perspective on things, although I know it is still such a difficult thing to go through and my heart goes out to you.

I rarely purchase patterns since I barely have the time to knit my own designs it seems! But I do always purchase magazines like Interweave and occasionally like to knit something in there for a 'break' for the fun of it.

I also enjoy funny stories, especially mysteries. The Janet Evanovich series you mentioned is side-splittingly funny, and for another light-hearted series, you might like to read MC Beaton's Agatha Raisin or Hamish MacBeth stories. Both are fun characters.

I wish you much luck with your current designs and mystery-knits and with your move. I look forward to hearing an update in the next podcast - hugs to you.