I ripped this picture out of an Anthropologie catalog awhile back, and remembered it while on a recent trip to Old Navy:
Cute, right? The price? $98. It's a t-shirt people. Who pays $98 for a t-shirt? Not me, but I really do like this t-shirt. So, back at Old Navy; they have lots of t-shirts for just $10 each, and they're a lovely soft cotton knit. I bought two stone colored t-shirts, and cut one up and stitched the little heart shaped pieces to the other. I'm not sure if I'm done yet, but I think it's looking pretty good.
I'm a bit on the busty side, so I may not want to add more. We'll see.
I also got an unexpected package in the mail this weekend. It's the second book which includes a pattern by moi:
I love those pomegranates on the cover. My creation didn't make the front cover this time, but it did show up on the back, which was a nice surprise.
And here's a look inside:
It's a lovely book, although more for inspiration than actually making any of the projects exactly as they appear, I think. I love the flower magnets (also on the back cover), and think they would be a fun little project. It also makes me want to make another mini-quilt. They're just so much fun.
Speaking of books, I've been doing a little reading lately. I was just browsing at the library and happened upon The Friday Night Knitting Club. New York Times Bestseller! the cover proudly proclaimed. And it's about knitting, so I'm sure I would like it, right? Wrong. Very, very wrong. I don't think I got past the third chapter. It was so poorly written, I kept wondering why the author didn't have an editor. She couldn't have with all the awkward sentences. Most knitters that I know are also pretty smart people, bad writing isn't going to get past them. The characters were all such cliche's, I just couldn't take it. And then the main character gets all pissy because the father of her daughter comes back into her life, and she doesn't want him to have anything to do with them. I get that the guy cheated on her and dumped her, and that was a really jerk-y move, but now he does want to be a part of his daughter's life and she's so selfish that she's going to deny her daughter that opportunity out of spite? He's not abusive, he paid child support, there's no reason for her daughter not to get to know her father. Better late than never. I hate it when chick-lit books have to be all "girl-power" and we don't need no stinkin' men to be happy. Blah blah blah. Why belittle men to give a woman a sense of self-worth. Maybe it all turned out different in the end, but I can't be bothered. And that's what I thought of that :o)