Every year since leaving home, I’ve bought something for myself for my birthday. This year I decided on a book I’ve been wanting for well over a year. I usually buy something no one else would buy me and it’s usually something I’ve never mentioned that I’d really like to get as a gift. I don’t expect people to buy me knitting books, especially since I am a little picky about the kind of knitting book I’d enjoy. (This is why I’ve created a wishlist of knitting books I’d like.) Anywho, I went to the book store to get this book and found that they didn’t have it. I then went to Michael’s and AC Moore in hopes either would have it and I could use my 40% coupon. No luck. I went looking on Amazon when I got home and I ended up buying it online for 30% off and free 2 day shipping. I should have it by Wednesday.
What book did I treat myself to for my birthday? Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
I have to say I have been good and haven’t cast on for socks yet. Now with this book on the way, I’ll be able to hold out for a few more days and by then I should have branching out done. :o)
And just so this post isn’t picture-less…
For those that may not know, I’m a NASCAR fan. My favorite driver is Carl Edwards who drives the 99 Office Depot car. I also root for Jimmie Johnson who drives the 48 Lowe’s car. Folks that know me wouldn’t think me to be a NASCAR fan, but Nick is an avid fan and that’s how I started watching it nearly two years ago now. I even got a chance to go to a BUSCH series race in New Hampshire a few months ago and I had a blast! Today was race day for the NEXTEL Series and the race just ended. I enjoy watching on TV, but actually being at a race is so much more fun. There’s a lot more involved than just cars going around a track and that part of things always keeps me interested as well.
Here’s me in my Race Day Shirt: