Talking about this big bulky sweater, yes it's done. If you know how much I am fond of grafting, you'll know how much I really want this sweater ... grafting of 134 stitches! It went faster than I expected and was done as badly as expected! LOL! However the blocking bath helped to ease out the trace of ugly grafting. The bath! When I tried to lift the sweater from the bath tube to dry, I felt like having a Sunday night Bodypump class ... it was certainly much heavier than all the weights I used for the class! I felt it before typing this post and it is still pretty wet ... not dripping wet, but sure would need a lot of time to get dry. To finish the sweater, I need a button. Last night, I planned to use a button that I had in my stash ... the source is unknown and it is not particularly special, just kind of handy. However, I went to Jo-Ann's today and found this:
Now the sweater is finished, I would focus all my attention on socks - Husband's grey socks and then the socks for my Sockapalooza pal. Yes, after much inner debate, I did joined the exchange. From the info given to me by my sock pal, she seems to be quite an adventurous person ... I like that! Do you think she would like this?
Talking about socks, I stole a lovely button from Bonne Marie over the weekend. I am wondering what sock yarns were used in the socks there!
Now, the ranting! I have the habit of checking out some knitting books from the public library just to get inspired or to admire the beautiful knitwears. One of these books is Tudor Rose. I have checked this book out once and really like it ... but I am not ready to pay big bucks to own one myself. This morning, I tried to reserve the copy ... and ... the status of the book was "LOST"! Lost? I had a feeling that it was not lost ... if you understand what I mean! I was quite angry over this ... because there is no way I would be able to get my hand on that book anymore. I also have the fear that other library copies by the same designer would sooner or later meet the same fate. Next time I go to the library I would certainly try to find out what penalty is given for losing a library book. And I would certainly make suggestion to the library administration that the patron losing a book should pay the current market price to replace the copy.