Friday, January 14, 2005

Birthday Gifts

I have been a little sparce with the blog entries lately because I have been overwhelmed by an information overload! I received two fiction (but fiber related) books for Christmas, 3 knitting reference books for my birthday, and one extra knitting book that I had purchased myself. So much to read (and knit!) and so little time in each day.

I received a gift certificate from my daughter and with it I purchased these two books:

"1000 Great Knitting Motifs" is a great resource for colored pattern knitting and I will get a lot of use from it in the future. I also had enough left over to get "Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques", which is a nice compact size book full of tips for finishing all types of knitting.

I also received a gift certificate from my son, and with it I purchased "The Sweater Workshop" by Jackie Fee. I am having great fun working my way through the "Thing" (a sweater designing sampler) and participating in the "Thing-a-long".

To qualify for the free shipping, I ordered another small book along with it. I am finding interesting patterns, as well as an amusing read in "The Knitter's Almanac" by E. Zimmermann.

Thanks kids, for the wonderful birthday presents! They sure are keeping me busy.


Anonymous said...

I love the knitters almanac. I once had a plan to knit everything in it in the month it appeared in. I didn't, but I still wish I had.

(yarn Harlot)

Michelle said...

Great book choices and gifts from your kids. I have all of them except for Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques, and really enjoy them.