Hmmm … new book smell.
Old book smell.
Any book smell.
I especially love “Books on Sale” smell!
Courtesy of the Interweave Hurt Books Sale, I got:
Knitter’s Companion by Vicky Square.
The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd.
(Love the little pocket in the back)
Scarf Style edited by Pam Allen.
Love the book, hate the half-in-focus-half-out-of-focus photographs. What’s up with that?
I’ve also been keeping up my pre-Ravelympics training:
Seamed up the booties and knit a micro-preemie hat.
This thing is modelled on a plum. I kid you not. It’s tiny.
The snowflake hat went down well with the organiser of this “drive” and she agreed that it was a good idea to make a non-specific festive hat for those families who may not necessarily celebrate Christmas per se, but would still want to join in! I think snowflakes are fairly universal, event in the desert!
In return for my interesting tourist advice to Silvia when she was in Manchester on Monday, she offered to send me hard-to-get yarn!
I realise that, to Americans, this would be an eye-rollingly-boring yarn, but for me it’s quite exciting! You can’t get reasonablly-priced cotton here so this is a very welcome addition to the stash.
First thing I want is a wash mitt or two (from the white cotton) and then maybe something wearable from the coloured stuff. Apart from “Check Ravelry”, any suggestions?