March 25, 2008

Irresistible Gifts to Knit

This weekend Nick & I went to Borders so he could pick out something for his birthday (which was last Thursday). While Nick was in his usual section (computers), I took a quick look at the crafty magazines. I found this incredible treasure there, just calling my name.


It's a whole book of adorable little knitting patterns from the UK. It's from the makers of Simply Knitting magazine. Why didn't I find this when I lived there? All of these patterns are just to die for and were written by a man! Yes ladies, a man! His name is Alan Dart and I think I have a new hero.

Here's the first thing that caught my eye. How cute is that?


My friend Julie loves cows, I might start with this pattern.


A bunny in a bikini!?! Stop it!

Haha, I'm going to keep this book nearby so I can look forward to trying it out after the wedding. I'm a very beginning knitter, but this is really irresistible. I'm thinking gifts for myself. It might be the perfect thing for when I join the Stitch & Bitch group in Mill Valley. At least then I could get some help if I need it.

10 comments:

Jenn Maruska said...

What do I have to do to get you to make me one of those cows?

No, really.

I'm serious.

Motley Misfits said...

Ah! I need one of those adorable sheep! I don't knit, either!

LeeAnn said...

I need a cow! You know that I grew up on a farm, right? Ha, I just saw Jenn's note. Looks like you have a Monkey business with a side of Moo now. :)

polkadotcreations said...

Oh my gosh, those cows are adorable! And the bunny in a bikini is a riot.

Junie Moon said...

That bunny in a bikini makes me laugh so hard! What an adorable book.

Robyn said...

I love that you do a book review! I've thought about it a couple times, but you may have just saved me from doing the work! :D

Annie said...

I just saw that book at borders and resisted the temptation to buy it only to return yesterday to get it and it's gone!! You're lucky. I should have splurged.

Mrs.Kwitty said...

OMGosh--those are so adorable! You are gonna have a lot of fun with that book!
Smiles, Karen

Carol D in Canada said...

I saw it at my local ChaptersIndigo (Canadian bookstore) for $29.25. I thought that was high! But judging by how much the individual patterns are going for, it's a good price!
And GET THIS: a copy sold on eBay yesterday for ~$77 US!!!
I'm gonna hustle my butt back to the store and grab it before it's gone! I want to make Noah's Ark for my son, Noah ... and a pirate! ...

CandyTots said...

Hi, Does anyone know where I can get a copy? I live in South AFrica.