Good news - D applied for a new job last month and it is officially his! It is with the same company he has worked for for over 25 years, but he will be working out of Newport rather than Quonset. It is a salaried position (Test Engineer) and comes with a nice little salary increase. (Bet you know what I immediately thought - "More yarn!" He is likely thinking "Bigger motorcycle!"). He starts on the 20th. He is taking some days off before then or he will lose them.
We went up to Borders with my birthday certificate this morning. I bought Tracy Ullman and Mel Clark's Knit 2 Together , having previewed it on another visit and liking many of the patterns, some pictured here. I was also hoping to pick up the IK Lace Style but it wasn't there. There was nothing else in the knitting section that called out to me. I don't buy books with the words "hip, punk, grrrl, Hollywood" etc. in the title as a matter of principle. I don't need books on the basics. Or collections of patterns from magazines I already subscribe to. Or books on socks. (I was tempted by Nancy Bush's Vintage Socks , but let's face it, with my sock knitting history, that would be downright silly.) And many of the books I already own. None of the many new knitting magazines appealed to me. I already subscribe to what I consider the 3 best - IK, VK, and Knitter's.
So I ended up buying the newly published book on our hometown, part of the Images of America series. A nice little piece of history.
Today is the third blogiversary of audioknits. I think last year I forgot all about it because of my niece's wedding. No insightful reflections, just thanks to those of you who take time to read and to comment. Now I'd better go and work on Hazel so that there will be knitting content ahead.