It contained these two books:
First book: Modern Classics by Louisia Harding
Gorgeous sweaters that I believe when I figure out a yarn substitution will be some great knits. The patterns seem to be well laid out and easy to follow. Two complaints however, (1) the largest size is a 42 inch bust which will fit me, but I was suprised because most patterns do give a couple of sizes larger than the 42 inch bust. (2) The yarns used were Louisa Harding yarns which I have found to be difficult to find online. (well, the ones I want anyway).
But, overall, a great book. There is a pattern in here that is definitely calling my name and makign me wish winter was around the corner!
The Knitter's Handy book of Sweater Patterns: I like this book. Easy to adapt any style sweater to any size. I think this will be a great book for years to come. I liked it so much that I ordered the Knitter's Handy book of Patterns today.
I also have a little progress on a Project Spectrum project that I've picked back up.
Pay no attention to the Samoas in the picture. (It was lunchtime when I took this pic). This is Cozy from Knitty knit in Artyarns Ultramerino. This yarn is HEAVEN. It's quite pricey though (it helps to have a dad who buys lots of horses...they make yarn look cheap!). I can't wait to be finished! I have a very unrealistic goal of being done by next Wednesday. We'll see. :)
Finally, just an open thought...why is it that the more you give of yourself, the more people expect and demand. When were manners thrown out the window? I know they are still around for most people, but one person with an "all about me RIGHT NOW" attitude can make you forget about the 30 or so people who are so sweet. It really angers me and that's easy to do these days.
And finally, I've noticed that lately I see things on people's blogs that remind me how little I know about these people. So, I figure the same is the case for readers of my blog. So, over the next few posts, I'm going to try and compile a "100 things about me" list. So, here goes.....
1. I have been knitting since January 2006.
2. I knit my first pair of socks in February 2006.
3. I wish I could knit a gorgeous lace shawl.
4. I have one brother who is 4 years younger than myself.
5. Said brother is seriously one of my biggest heroes.
6. I have an unnatural fear of having my home broken into and being murdered.
7. My dad was a police officer throughout my childhood (guess where #6 comes from!)
8. My best friends are actually my family members (namely an aunt and cousin (the Hooker of previous posts))
9. I have a very tightly knit family.
10. My husband does not have a tightly knit family. I have no concept of this.11. I work for an environmental company.
12. I am a member of our local school board.
13. I'm not sure that I actually want any more children.
14. I LOVE old country music (think Hank Williams Sr.)
15. My favorite color is and always has been blue. I was the only female kindergartener with a bright blue backpack (incidentally my parents rocked)
16. I had blue eyes until I was around 3 or 4 years old and they turned green.
17. I am scared LittleMan's will do the same.
18. I secretly hope that LittleMan's hair will turn dark brown with age (as did some of my other family members) so that people don't look at me as if I stole this child from a pale blond couple.
19. There are days when I honestly feel like my family members who have passed away can still see things I do in my daily life.
20. I am super nostalgic (as evidenced by my weepy post over a freaking mailbox).
Have a great day!