There are some cute patterns in both of these books. I really like the afgan in the cover photo of Lion Brand. But I learned my lesson about knitting afgans. I don't have the stick-to-it-ness required for the process. Hopefully someday I'll inherit the one I knit for my parents. That's the only way I'll ever have one. (my mother recently forbid my father to use it because she caught him with his toes sticking through it. really. you can't make this stuff up)
Anyhow, I LOVED this pattern and I'm going to buy it:
This one is in the KnitPicks catalog. Looks easy. I'd like to see more of the neck though. I'd knit that. I'd wear that. All I have to do is find the time. I have SO many projects in the works.
Thanks for the words of encouragement about the soap thing. I ordered my base oils. And I checked my frangrance oils and they still seem ok. I have promised myself that I will not become obsessed with it like I did before. I will not fill my house to the brim with soap again.
That's what yarn is for.