I was strolling through Michaels trying to find some nice sock yarn. I saw that they have new products. The Crochet Dude has these awesome hooks with nice cushions. I felt bad leaving without getting them, but I will the next time. They also have a Loops & Threads sock loom that looks very similar to the KB sock loom. It’s really cute and they numbered all the pegs. That is one thing I really liked and it makes the beginning steps much easier. I am already starting a new sock. What I am realizing as I started is that #1 I already know how to knit socks with dpns, straights and circulars. I love to loom knit ponchos, slippers and other things. But socks, I don’t know. It seems to me as I venture upon this loom sock knitting path is that I don’t like it very much. I have to learn how to cable and do other things on the loom that I already know using needles. I feel using needles is easier for me, or even a crochet hook. So I am going to sell these socks looms and stick with the needles, even though I just bought one. I am going to put them on Ebay and I will sell the book too. I am going to keep my double knitting looms, bc I like to use them.
I also placed an order with Annie’s Attic for patterns books and tools that were on sale. One thing that I don’t like about Michaels is that they never have there books on sale, not even %10 or %20 percent off. Every time I go, the same books are there. I usually get the small pamphlets for like 3 or 4 dollars. I was able to get pattern books at Annie’s for $1 or $3 dollars. I bought only one book for $14.95 and the was “101 Easy Tunisian Stitches”. When this book first came out in 2004 , I said to myself, nah, I don’t need it. Then after a while I wanted it and then it went out of print. I was so happy when Annie’s decided to reprint it. It really has wonderful stitches to make projects with.
Right now I am trying to organize my stuff. I am thinking of buying some organizers for patterns and notions to make the shelves look neater. Picking out some books that I can part with and putting them on ebay. My ebay ID is Strawberrycake9 just in case. Thinking on how to do this, I am also having a nice cup of coffee on this beautiful Michigan afternoon.