Besides being the time of year for new yarns, it always seems like loads of new books come out around now, and this year the titles are really far-ranging. There's something for everyone!
|new entrelac book|
The Knitter's Magazine folks have added to their vast knitting collection with an exciting book all about entrelac -- that addicting type of knitting which winds up looking like a diagonal basketweave, but which is not knitted a square at a time and laboriously sewn together, as some would think. This book, "Entree to Entrelac," has a great range of designs for all ages.
For the whimsical knitter, two new really fun books, one called "Knitting Mochimochi" and the other for the nursery. There is actually a Grouchy Couch in the first book, along with non-biting bedbugs with sleeping caps -- well, you get the idea. The nursery book has some cool toys we haven't seen elsewhere.
|for the crochet crowd|
Crocheters will find these new titles, one for the growing Prayer Shawl movement, the other for little kids' ponchos.
|beautiful beaded things|
And for the adventurous crocheter, incredibly intricate tapestry crochet with beads. Also in this picture you see beaded jewelry for the tatter. Want to learn to tat? Give Joan a call for a lesson.
|for the spinners|
Here's a great gift idea for the spinner: a Spin Off Magazine wall calendar. Loads of beautiful pictures, info on the stitches seen, and spinning/wool show events on the calendar. Also, a big huge exhaustive hardcover on wool dyeing, for the truly obsessed.
|for the weavers|
And finally, some great new weaving titles, including a calendar like the spinners' one, and a rigid heddle weaving book with really great ideas, from one of America's foremost weaving mavens, Jane Patrick.
Well it's off to the fair for some demonstrations and kettle korn!
P.S. We have a few issues of the new Vogue Knitting magazine left. Tomorrow: a peek at the fair.