Thursday, May 29, 2008

New Books

I received my Amazon order today, no less than 1.5 weeks after I ordered them. It wasnt due to arrive until 5 June so this was wonderful.
Knitting In the Round, The Opinionated Knitter and Knitting Workshop will be on my to read list during the week. I never really knew about her until last year when Jarod wrote about all her wonderful patterns. Now every second person seems to knit one of her patterns and write of her wonderful stories in these books. Now I will get to read them and knit them too. I am so looking forward to that. The new Lucinda Guy Crochet Designs For Kids book is full of really wonderful patterns, clothes and toys. I have all 4 of her books now and each one is excellent, especially the drawings that her partner does. It inspires me to start drawing again like I used to. I have taken some photos of my favourite patterns from the book and I will show you all tomorrow. I really will need to learn to crochet before I attempt any of them though. I suppose this will inspire me to learn properly (Auntie Helen where are you), and my aunt showing me some of the stitches too. She is a really wonderful crocheter and knitter but likes to do cross stitch now before her eyes wear out (as she likes to say). I always think that is funny but true. Okay have a lovely sunny day like it is here today, and I will see you all tomorrow. By the way Rebecca I will post the meme answers on the weekend for you.

9 comments:

sweetp said...

Oh Jealous!!! LOok forward to seeing some projects from them. THe Lucinda Guy book...do you find the drawings a bit...I dont know...wierd? I guess I kind of like to see the pattern on an ACTUAL child kwim. I wouldnt mind if it was drawings AND a photo, it kind of put me off knitting anything of hers

Heather said...

I just looked at the Lucinda Gray book online....we must be on the same wave length. I showed your hickory dickory dock finished sweater to my cousin Beacky and she was instantly in love! She could not believe anyone could make something so lovely!

Oiyi said...

Yeah, I love it when Amazon ships out early. Looks like you have some great books to keep you busy.

rebecca77 said...

Oh Sue, your new books look great! i wish I lived close by so I could come and have a look! You are going to have so many more projects to churn out and I can't wait to see them all! Let us know how the books go....I'll have to add them to my wish list!
Looking forward to seeing your Meme (I'm away until Wednesday visiting MY family so I'll look forward to catching up then!).

Ann said...

I love reading EZ books too & her knitting techniques are so unique. I am knitting her Pi Shawl now & it's great.

Johanne said...

You'll have to let me know what you think about EZ's book. I'm interested in buying it.

tiennie said...

Enjoy the books! Love both!

PlumStitches said...

you're going to love the EZ books - they're great! The Lucinda Guy books are so cute as well - the patterns and the pictures...

Karin said...

I look forward to see which one you finish first.
I love the way her books are done.