Thursday, February 08, 2007

Monkey see, Monkey do ....

I've made a trip to the library today, to pick up a book which was on hold for me. I saw this gorgeous hat at Pat's blog and had to at least have a look at the book where she's got the pattern from. Luckily it was not checked out. I own and love Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks, and "Hats ON!' as well as "Mostly Mittens" are sensational as well (don't own the last two, but wish I would). Thank god for libraries! While I was browsing through the knitting books section, which is very small, I found "The Children's Collection" by Alice & Jade Starmore. Alice Starmore's name came up here and there, so I was intrigued. I was flipping through the book, when I fell in love with the "Secret Garden" coat for girls. Oh, my, how I wish I had a girl between 3 and 7 years old, just to be able to knit this coat for her. And there was "Sand Dollar" an amazing knitted dress! I liked all projects in this book, but these two stood out to me. If you can, you should get a copy of this book and feast your eyes on these beauties!

I'm not at all sure, I will ever knit anything out of these three books, but just looking through them is pure pleasure. O.K. I might do a hat or two, and maybe some mittens in the not so near future, because I've something else in mind for my next project.




I've finished three more squares for Hannah's Magic Mosaic blanket. This would be squares # 7, 8, and 9 out of 63!





Don't laugh at the uncoordinated picture presentation. It's not my fault, and even if it would be my fault, I don't have time right now, to play around with this. I'm spending too much time on the computer as it is.
That said, bye for now. ;o)

8 comments:

hakucho said...

I love getting knitting books from the library...we are lucky because our town belongs to a network (of other towns in the state) and I can pretty much get just about anything, but it can be a considerable wait.
Can't wait for you to finish Hannah's mosaic blanket :)

happy knitting :)

meg said...

those books sound great. i'll have to check them out.

fabulous work on Hannah's blanket. what a lucky lady.

Carrie K said...

The pictures are fine, the squares are, as always, gorgeous.

Nice books! I love pattern books, even if I only knit one project out of every 30 I own.

Cecie said...

ich beneide dich. ich beneide dich weil du so schon wohnst und diese weissen schönheiten um dich haben darfst. ich beneide dich, weil du in amiland eh viel mehr inspirationen hast als wir armen seelen in D (haste gelesen dass jzz sogar die Verena eignestellt wird, das einzig halbwegs annehmbare strickmagazin?). ich beneide dich, weil du dir solche tollen bücher aus der bibliothek holen kannst - bei uns gäbe es sicher nichtmal ein sockenbuch. ich beneide dich, weil du diese tollen fair-isle-sachen machst.

hach, ich beneide dich... aber weisste wat? ich gönn es dir, ich freu mich für dich und ich freu mich noch mehr an den schönen, interessanten, so viel verschiedenes zeigenden dingen hier ;O)

viele grüsse, silke

PS: es is doch ok, wenn ich auf detusch kommentiere, oder? ich könnte auch auf englisch, aber deutsch geht noch ne winzigkeit besser...

momsue84 said...

I've wanted the mitten book for some time, but the price on Amazon and Ebay is just too much. Never thought to check out the library. Thanks for the idea.

Pat said...

I checked "Hat's On" out of the library several times before I finally bought it. But I think "Mostly Mittens" will always be a library book for me seeing how it costs a fortune....Aren't those mittens pretty though - I have yet to make a pair....maybe next winter!
Can't wait to see what your mystery project is (you always keep me in suspense!)

Anonymous said...

Neue Quadrate! Juchhu! Es geht weiter mit der Decke. Die "Schneeflocke" ist ja schön. Gerade in blau/weiss. Hat Dich Hannah doch überzeugt, dass es Ihre Decke wird!

LG Heike

Violiknit said...

Those mosaic squares are wonderful! I have all of Charlene Schurch's books (just pre-ordered her second sock book), and that Hats On book is my favorite (although I always have to adjust the gauge). p.s. there is a mistake for the Aran Watch Cap. The cables are supposed to go in 2 different directions but the pattern only lists 1.