Sunday, January 07, 2007

Books, books, books...

Chapters had a Boxing Week Sale, and I splurged on a few books (most were 34% off the regular price).

I got Speed Knitting by Kris Percival (I love it that Knit Picks lets you see a few of the pages by clicking View inside pages). This book has 24 quick and easy projects, and quite a few I'm interested in. I even bought the yarn to make this vest in chocolate brown, and I'm tempted by the ballet sweater too.

I also bought Holiday Knits by Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs. This will come in handy for my Christmas knitting this year. I really hope I will have as much free time as I had this year( I mean last year, 2006) to knit gifts for most of the people (and pets) on my list. They were quite appreciated, and people couldn't believe I took the time to make something special for everyone.

Finally, I bought Knit One, Felt Too by Kathleen Taylor. I have been interested in felting for a while now, but I wanted to "research" it first, so I wouldn't waste any precious knitting time. The book doesn't have as many projects I'm tempted by, but it has lots of clear explanations, tips and techniques.

I'm quite happy that my knitting books collection is expanding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm the lucky recepient of several of Mariza's knit-wear, as are the guys (4 and 2-legged) in the family. Everyone loves their Christmas gifts!

Thanks Mariza and here's hoping 2007 brings you much cool yarn and knitting pleasures.