Whilst in the UK (Liberty's to be precise) I picked up a few little books that I would like to share with you.
Fuelling my slightly worrying obsession with knitted food (get over it Eaton!!) is the Rachael Matthews book, Knitorama. It's incredibly kitsch and I love it I do! Download a free .pdf pattern for Ham Sandwiches or Bakewell Tarts from the website. I am particularly fond of the cake, bakewell tarts and the crocheted pint of Guiness (although that could be the sexy fella that is modelling said pint glass!?)....ah yes, she does indeed have a wee problem!
Book #2 is Handknit Holidays, by Melanie Falick. I always find that you can't go wrong with books edited by Ms Falick. This one even has it's own knitalong blogspot! My only gripe is the nightmare I had with the Kidsilk Haze spiral scarf, but don't get me started on that one, Miss Nicole would never forgive you (she's heard the whinging tooooo many times!). I think the Nutcraker Slippers will be my next project from this book.
Last, but not least, is the new crochet book from Erika Knight, called Essential Crochet, which is nice (oooo what a crappy word) but not as inspiring as her original Simple Crochet. I'm not really a crocheter (been promising to get better for aggggesss) but I do like owning nice crochet books in the vain hope that one day I shall tackle my fear of hooks! Maybe the bears and bunnies would be a good place to start?