Sunday, August 26, 2007

Goodies In The Mail

Don't you just love waiting for the mail to arrive when you know you've ordered something from Amazon? Last Friday my goodies arrived. I ordered Susan's book 'Itty Bitty Hats', and I just love it! I have spent all weekend just browsing through it from front to back, back to front - I just don't know what hat to knit first. I also pre-ordered Susan's new book 'Itty Bitty Nursery' but that won't be released until October.

And because I wanted to get free shipping from Amazon I topped my order up (to reach over $25) with the 'Knit 2 Together' book by Tracey Ullman. It was reduced to only $5.50.

I've seen this book reduced in the book stores too and it made me wonder if it was because it wasn't very good. I have to admit I've never been crazy about the front cover. There's just something about that sweater they have on that is 'disturbing' to me - it just looks a little (dare I say it) "deformed"?!!! Well I was pleasantly surprised with the book, there are some nice patterns in that I might one day have a go at. This one for instance which is the first pattern in the book, and looks so cute....
And this one looks nice....
I really like this lacy shrug too, but I don't think I would wear it much so I probably won't attempt that one....

And just for the record, they do have the pattern for the 'knit 2 together' sweater on the front of the book - which I KNOW I will never knit ;-)

It's back to knitting my chunky shrug tonight, I've only got one sleeve to finish, then pick up the collar and I'm done!!!

And on a different note... is it just me or is anyone else having problems uploading pictures in to their sidebar? Every time I try to do it from blogger it's enlarging and distorting the image? I had to upload the pictures of the knitting magazine to my server and then link to it from there?


Carrie said...

Hey, cool books!
And thanks for stopping by my place and offering help with those socks. I figured it out and I wanted to share - I found the best site EVER with videos on every knitting stitch known to man (Ok, maybe not that many, but close enough!)


I'm totally addicted to socks now. I think I might need an intervention.

God bless :)

peaknits said...

I just love the Itty Bitty Hats book too and can't wait for the next one - I keep re-examining my order over at Amazon to see how I can get my free shipping too:) Love Amazon. Makes me wonder how regular bookstores survive.:( I was pleasantly surprised by the Knit Two Together book too - especially for the price - and coincidentally I think Susie turned me onto the sale - strange little world:)

Knitterella said...

ooo, you'll love Itty-Bitty Hats! It's my favorite!

Looks like some good stuff in Knit Two Together. I haven't flipped through that so thanks for the peek.

Your working on some great projects!

P.S. Thanks for the comment reguarding Marley. I really appreciate it.

Susan said...

Hi Denise,
Don't you just love the fall? I do. It has always been my favorite season. I love it that you have the chocolate bubbles, too. I love your lotus blossom tank. That color is beautiful. I hope you enjoy the K2tog book. For that price there isn't much risk. Thanks for the mention!

Christine said...

Some of things in that book look really cute. I have to admit, I think the lacy shrug is really cute, but I haven't quite gotten to knitting lacy patterns yet. The other books look like alot of fun too.