I just got two new knitting books and want to share. First, is a spectacular little book called Nature’s Wrapture. OK, the title is a little hokey, but it’s about re-inventing the shawl. The colors are gorgeous, 20 patterns, new twists and turns on how to wrap yourself up in yarn. Look at this red wrap, just adding arm holes makes a very nice statement.
I’ve even bought a copy for a friend.
I also bought Knit Prayer Shawls, by Leisure Arts. I always think I’ll get some made, but my eyes are bigger than my time or knitting expertise. It’s an interesting pattern book in that it’s spiral bound and small enough to go in your knitting bag or purse. Some of the yarns used are too pricey for charity giving, but they have included patterns with less expensive brands to show nice results for the less endowed pocket book.
I’ve got the Crochet Prayer Shawls on order as well. I need to get off book order websites, before I buy something else.
I’m half way through Marshall Karp’s Cut, Paste, Kill, which has it’s own craft oriented murder theme. Beware of Scrapbookers. I always thought they were an odd lot. Here’s a quick review at Elizabeth White’s blog site. I’ve not been to this site before, but will definitely return. The book is funny, a fast read, and falls into what I think of as “Made for TV” books. This is the fourth in the series.
It’s almost the fourth of July and I’m going to the land of no Internet or wifi, it’s a land off Hywy 105 near Guthrie. Pretty much a land that time forgot. Can’t wait to load my books, crochet/knitting and dvds into the van, and literally head for the hills. Hope your weekend works out well for you and see you back here on Tuesday.