Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lovely things



Today I received a lovely surprise from Nicki. She was very generous and gave some of her charts away on her blog a while ago. I was lucky enough to get this beautiful Quaker Style Friendship Sampler by Samplers and Such. She also send me some wonderful fabric! The Silkweaver's Cashel piece would be a good size for the Quaker Sampler. Thank you so much, Nicki! What a wonderful surprise!

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I recently got some new books. I liked these two so much that I wanted to show them to you. First one is a knitting book, Fitted Knits.



Out of the 25 projects, 10 were something I'd be happy to start right away. I can't, of course, so I've had to try to prioritize. These two are the top contenders at the moment and seem like something that would be great to wear in early spring.



This one seems like it would knit up fairly quickly, so it's a definite plus. I've been working on the cabled cardigan for soooo long, quick projects are sounding great at the moment!



But this one is just so beautiful... I'm torn, but luckily I don't have to make the decision yet :)


This is the other wonderful book, Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. This is filled with simple (and not so simple) beautiful projects, arranged by the time it takes to do them. The birds shown on the cover are among my very favourites. Here's also a pic of the back cover, so you can see more of what's inside.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sharon said...

You have gotten some great stash Lina! Love the new knitting patterns-the purple and pink pattern-cardigan? are so pretty.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Oh my gosh, I love the wrap sweater!!! That is so beautiful! My vote is that you should make that one. :-)

You've gotten a lot of lovely stash!!

6:06 AM  
Blogger Nicki said...

You're very welcome - the post got there fast! I hadn't even thought of the fabric as being right for the sampler - I just thought it might be a colour you liked :)

I love the wrap - you must try that. So pretty! And the patchwork book looks lovely too :)

12:54 PM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love that Quaker design you got from nicki and fabric too, how nice. The books will give you lots to dream and plan for the new year.

2:34 AM  

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