Nope, it hasn't arrived yet. The bible of my knitting world, the new Rowan magazine, has not blessed me with its presence. I may try a prayer to the knitting god tonight. You never know, it might work! While we're on the subject, I'm also waiting for the new Vogue Knitting, Family Circle Easy Knitting and Loop D Loop to arrive. You know what's going to happen don't you. The WHOLE LOT will arrive in one day and I shall pass out with excitement. Or something.
I have been very busy. Unfortunately not with knitting. I can't bear waste or having stuff around that isn't going to be used and give lots of stuff to charity or recycle it if no longer useful. My latest mission has been my GameCube. Yes I have a GameCube, as well as a Game Boy Advance (no, that's not going) and a PS2 (nope, not going either). And before you ask, no they're not my husbands. They're all mine. As is the iPod, iBook and iShuffle! My best friend used to call me a boy. I wonder why? My DH does have his own GBA though but the old style. Not the cute little funky one I have ;)
I don't play them often but I really do enjoy it when I do. The PS2 came for Christmas last year so the GameCube doesn't get used much so I finished off Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets (superb game) and I listed some games and the GameCube on Amazon yesterday and sold the GameCube and a game today. Not bad eh!
All this gaming business going on though has forced to crack on with Ecco The Dolphin (hard but oh so good) and also play Sypro on my GBA. If only I could knit and play games. Wouldn't that be wonderful. The game craze will stop in a day or two. It never lasts. That knitting urge can't be supressed for long.......
I have started my lovely Lorna's Laces sock yarn though with the magic loop method which seems quite straightforward at the mo, but I haven't exactly progessed too far with it - as you'll see! But wow is it beautiful yarn. Once you try this method you realise exactly why a long circular is needed. As to whether it's any easier, time will tell. But it is definitely more portable than DPNs and of course you won't spend ages hunting for a DPN thats decided to go AWOL.
And I finally finished winding my Cherry Tree Hill Merino Lace. I don't know about 3 hours - took us a whole week!
I've also been using my lovely Denise Needles on the felted bag from the latest S'nB book. I rather like them. The bag and the needles that is. Needles are ever so useful and I'm really glad I got them. I thought I might not like the feel of them being the bamboo addict I am, but because they are so light and nothing like metal, they're warm to the touch and very comfortable.