Isn't the blogging world a funny old business? Yesterday I visited sweet Lucy's blog at Attic24 and lo and behold I spied the book that I was going to tell you about today. We are all so alike we crafty?? bloggers. I received my copy on Wednesday and she received hers last week too and has already made 2 things from it. Me? I'm still at the browsing stage. The reveling in a new book stage; sniffing the pages and making lists. Sometimes that is better than the crocheting -before you feel the disapointment of coming up against a pattern that just won't work. The list phase is a phase to linger on. Believe me.
Remember yesterday when I told you I had decided what I was going to make my friends this Christmas? Well, I won't tell you yet but it is from this book and no..it isn't a flower - well I don't think it is. Back to the book. I bought mine through Amazon here and all in all it came to approx £7 including P & P. It is written by Lesley Stanfield, published by Search Press - ISBN 978-1-84448-403-4.
It is beautifully photographed and includes basic/intermediate/advanced patterns of both knitting and crochet. And not only flowers, it includes fruit, leaves, insects and vegetables. The other thing I like about it (which makes it different and I think better than Nicky Epsteins books) is the fact it will only specify the type and weight of yarn as opposed to the actual named yarn which usually, because of living here in this part of Devon, is impossible to find.
So, I'm off to buy another one for my dear friend Lisa as a rather late birthday present (yes, it was in December..cringe but I have been waiting to find just the right thing) so I can bore someone else with talking about it!