Monday, September 04, 2006 Goodness

Thanks to some generous gift certificates from family members for my birthday and college graduation, I was thrilled to have an extreme shopping spree this afternoon. Most of it was crafty, so I detailed it below...expect reviews once I start getting them.

Naughty Needles, by Nikol Lohr
To be released Dec. 19, 2006, so this is a pre-order. No description was available...but if this is half as good as it looks, it'll be well worth the purchase price. Can't wait to get this one!

Sexy Little Knits: Chic Designs to Knit and Crochet, by Ashley Paige
More scandalous knitting. What can I say? A girl can only make so many sweaters and scarf sets before she starts craving something a little saucier.
And, oh! This is doubly exciting because I can do any of the patterns in this book, because I FINALLY TAUGHT MYSELF HOW TO CROCHET! Mad props to Craftster users Quincy134 and redheadskydiver, who gave me the materials (supplies and hooks, and 'Stitch & Bitch: Happy Hooker', respectively) to light a fire under my ass for crocheting! I will post my first WIP sometime soon.

Mason-Dixon Knitting, by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne
I have heard good things about this book, and a quick flip-through at Michael's convinced me that this was worth buying.

The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques, by Nancie M. Weisman
I've been meaning to get this book for a while.

In Stitches, by Amy Butler
Another pre-order. I'm a big Amy Butler fan, though her patterns and fabric are, in my cheap-o opinion, too expensive. Usually, I do what I can of hers on the cheap. I was on the edge about buying, until I read that there is a pattern for a 'luxurious kimono-style robe for the bath' within. Done deal.

Quilts: 30 Colorful Quilt and Patchwork Projects, by Denyse Schmidt
I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for her designs. The reviews said this book tended to lean more towards the beginner end...Well, I'm not a beginner sewer, but I'm still a beginner quilter. This looks like fun.

The Modern Quilt Workshop, by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle
On the other end, this has been hailed as an indispensable resource for the serious quilter. This will be just in time to help me finish off my first quilt that I posted a while ago, the right way.

Sublime Stitching: Hundreds of Hip Embroidery Patterns and How-To by Jenny Hart
I bought three Sublime Stitching patterns ages ago and they are lost somewhere in my room. Le sigh. Regardless, I *love* Jenny's work. I'm getting more and more comfortable with embroidery, so this should be a great buy.

Subversive Cross Stitch, by Julie Jackson
This just cracks me up. I sense some Christmas presents in the near future. ;)

And last but not least:
I finally gave in and got myself a subscription to ReadyMade. The first issue can't come soon enough...

1 comment:

naelany said...

Holy Cow, woman! You didn't just have a little spree, you had a gi-normous one! I'm soooo jealous! lol