Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A very lucky knitter...

Man, did I luck out this Christmas. My friends and family treated me to some fantastic knitterly gifts. (And I didn't even have to forward the Yarn Harlot's gift ideas!) Here is the haul:

In case you can't read all of the titles, pictured are:
Knitter's Almanac, The Commemorative Edition by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmermann
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning
A Vogue Knitting Subscription!!!
Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague
Knitting Around DVD with Elizabeth Zimmerman and Meg Swanson

I have had the Elizabeth Zimmermann and Alden Amos books on my list for a long time. I'm trying to add mostly tried and true knitting titles to my library. I really like reference style books to help me in my knitting, while still giving me the freedom to change things as I please. I just cannot follow a pattern to the letter, and EZ's creativity and writing style inspire me! I spend a lot of time at the Schoolhouse Press website. I can't get enough of their yarns and patterns!

That being said, sometimes the new intrigues me as well, and I have looked up Ysolda Teague's new book several times. It was a wonderful surprise!

I got another sweet surprise in the mail a few weeks before Christmas:

My Aunt Sue send me this adorable ornament. It is handmade and the yarn is handspun. It was a perfect addition to our first Christmas tree.

So thank you Mom, Colleen, Abby and Aunt Sue. Your gifts will be treasured!

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