Then there's at the bottom of the stash Seacoast Handpainted Yarn color"Ashes and Roses", 100% superwash merino wool. Next is Sweetgeorgia yarn " English Bay", Supersock yarn, "Black Orchid" handpainted sock and "Honey Fig" speed demon sock, all 100% merino wool. What beautiful colors! I love sweetgeorgia's yarns.
" Victorian Lace Today" by Jane Sowerby, wow, what a wonderful book. It reminds me a little bit of "A Gathering of Lace", but I think it has more projects in it and the most gorgeous countryside pictures. This is like a coffee table book, which I'm sure, not only knitters will enjoy looking at. On page 150, there's even a rectangular shawl in there, which uses the same (?) similar stitch pattern as my bedbugs scarf, but with a beautiful knitted on border. I haven't even had the time to really enjoy this book, too much exciting things at one time. But winter is long and there will be lots of time for me to browse.
By the way, did you all notice that 2007 will be the year of "Lace"? There will be several books with lace projects released throughout the year. Lace seems to be very popular right now.
David gave me "Mosaic Knitting". This is something I wanted to try for a long time now. I hope I'll get to it soon. There are so many patterns in it, it's hard to choose from, still I was hoping to find a heart pattern as well, but no luck. I love heart patterns. Maybe I'll make on of my own. My fingers are itching to start something new, but I'll try to have some will power. I have only a pair of socks and the Log Cabin on the needles right now and I'd like to finish both before I'll start something. Will power? What's that?
There was also Interweave Knits Winter 2006 in the mail, with many gorgeous projects. I especially like Norah Goghan's "Nantucket Jacket" or "Rambling Rose Cardigan" by Laura Zukaite, which is very unusual. There's also the "Arctic Diamonds Stole" by Donna Druchunas, which I like. I've got her book "Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspiered by Alaska's Native Knitters", a very interesting book to read. Oh, and of course Eunny Jang's "Venezia Pullover", we saw bits and pieces of this beauty on her blog. Even though I might not make any of these pieces, because you know, I'm not into knitting garments, but I wish I were, when I see these beauties, this issue is great.