Today, as I am sitting trying to call the City of Providence about the error in their tax calculations, I have been browsing my latest "Vogue Knitting" magazine and also spots all over the web. While I still have not connected with the city, I have found three new books that might make great last minute gifts or something you might buy with a gift card.
FIRST: KNIT NORO and its friend KNIT NORO ACCESSORIES
Both of these books happen to be on sale right now at Knit Picks at $10 off the original price. Noro yarn is so much fun to knit with because it makes beautiful patterns without you doing the hard color changing work. These books have some wonderful large and small projects to make with Noro and even more interesting ways of combining their various variegated colorways to make something very exciting and original. They are already on my wish list.
SECOND: NEW ENGLAND KNITS
Yes, I was first attracted to this lovely book because I live in New England; they even have patterns named after two Rhode Island cities, Cranston Coat and Providence Hoodie. Once again, while this is an Interweave publication it is now on sale at Knit Picks, so check out the bargain. These sweaters and accessories are as timeless as a good classic should be, yet also can take their place with the modern trends. I really want to knit the hat with the whales on it.
THIRD: LITTLE RED IN THE CITY
This very interesting book is by knitting designer Ysolda Teague, who I believe is from Scotland. This book caught my eye, not just because of the marvelous designs, but also due to the fact that she has included a lot of information about the sizing of projects. I know I find sizing difficult and take any opportunity to grab some hints and of course, at the same time, get some great patterns. Her lovely designs are definitely worth a look and the book can be found on Amazon.
Merry Christmas Readers.