My mom sent us a gift certificate from Amazon for Christmas.  Look what I bought with it!  The box arrived today and I’m pretty excited to dig into them.

I wanted the book The Best of Lopi because I have some yarn from New Zealand that feels almost like Icelandic wool.  It’s that same kind of single ply thick stuff.  I thought I might find something in this book that I can either make directly, or at least use for inspiration for a yoked sweater made completely in the round.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Hand-Dyeing (Teach Yourself VISUALLY Consumer)
was highly recommended by dyers on Ravelry.  It looks very thorough and covers a lot of different techniques and materials to dye with.  I can’t wait to try it out!

The SELBUVOTTER: Biography of a Knitting Tradition and Latvian Mittens: Traditional Designs & Techniques

books are full of the most gorgeous gloves and mittens, plus pages and pages of charts to keep you busy for years.  I’ve never made gloves or mittens before and I’m curious if I will fall in love with it just like I did sock knitting.  More instant gratification!  I’m planning to make mittens as soon as I finish my Christmas knitting so I’ll something warm and beautiful for my cold hands this winter.  I’m looking forward to doing some color work with fingering (no pun intended) weight yarn.

Thanks Mom for such great presents!  You always know just what to get me. 🙂

3 thoughts on “Presents!

  1. Lorraine December 9, 2009 / 22:10

    Yeah, a gift certificate! That’s always easy.

  2. Myrte December 12, 2009 / 11:38

    Oh do I envy you! The hand-dying book goes straight onto my wishlist. Thanks for sharing your presents, I look forward to seeing the results on Ravelry.

  3. yvonnep December 16, 2009 / 14:34

    Yeah, the Latvian mitten book. Beautiful.

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