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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Books purchased

I had a great weekend and purchased all kinds of good stuff. I will try and cover some of it over the next few days. I want to spred things out a bit.....

So first books, I picked up Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker which I've not had a chance to look through to much. I hmmm'd and haw'd about buying it, but I've heard good things so I thought I would go ahead and get it. I heard her interview on Crafty Sanity and also decided to subscribe to Bust magazine. It sounded like a good alternative to all the fashion mags I usually read. The one thing I've seen in the book I really like, is the cowboy hat she wears on the cover. I'm tempted to make that...but not wear it myself. Surely someone I know would like it.







The second book I bought was another one I heard the gals on Craft Sanity podcast. It is really kitchy. I won't really do to many of the projects....but they have GREAT how-tos. I've seen some really cool things using shrink plastic (I remember it as Shrinky-dink.) I'm going to try and make a button with my weblog address so that I can wear it when I go to craft shows. Ally Pally is in October and I'm so looking forward to going this year. I hope that some of the other weblog crafters will be there so we can meet up. I think I will also try to make some of the pins I've seen some really nice ones.





I also picked up Lucinda Guy's other book. I found a yarn shop in Shrewsbury!!! Yeah!!! So I had buy something...didn't I??? Well, I'll show you the yarn I bought later...but I bought this and it has the cutiest stuff in it for kids. Great toys and sweaters and things. I've got my eye on a few things already.






I also found this in the bookshop I love in Much Wenlock. I didn't think I would get there this weekend, but they are open on Sunday so I couldn't resist running in. This has some very simply knits in it, so it would be good for a beginner. The bonus is it has some lovely things for the mommy-to-be also. Sweaters that could be worn while preggers and after!

10 comments:

Kendra said...

I love the idea of the button! The books all look good too. I can't wait to see what you will knit next.

Knitting Mummy said...

The books look good I am especially interested in the last two. I haven't seen the Lucinda Guy's book before I shall be off to Amazon immediately.

Dawn said...

Knitting Mummy....you will LOVE the Lucinda Guy books...I had trouble getting it off of Amazon...but I was able to get it directly from the Yarn shop...don't know what the deal is with that! So if you don't find it on Amazon...look at Rowan or one of the online shops that sell Rowan. I LOVE the book, I was looking at it again last night and can't decide what I want to knit first!

Knitting Mummy said...

Hi Dawn,
It is on Amazon and they are doing a deal to buy both books so I may well be doing that although have to wait until end of month to get some money. I don't know if I will be able to wait though. I love books with kids knits in so it definately looks right up my steet I will let you know once I get it.

Knitting Mummy said...

Oh and also I forgot to mention I just booked my tickets for Ally Pally, so maybe I will see you there.

Dawn said...

Great! I bought my tickets today for Sat. I bought two, just in case I can talk one of my friends into going...I also bought a ticket to go to a braiding workshop. I should have signed up earlier, I missed some of the ones I wanted to do....but I'm into braiding now too...so it should be interesting!

Knitting Mummy said...

Thats a shame my tickets are on sunday, I had no choice as thats the only day the coach was going from here. Never mind we can compare notes when we get back.lol.

Annarella said...

Your purchases are great! Happy Hooker is meant to be fab, I haven't got it but browsed through somebody else's copy a while back and remember thinking there were a few things I'd wear. Hope you have fun crocheting.

Will you be at Ally Pally too? Hope to run into you then :)

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I bought a book on quilts this weekend and I'd post about it if blogger was working!! I'm busy leaving catching up on blog readings and leaving comments but can't post myself!

Dawn said...

Heather...

Good thing I've decided I'm to tired to post if Blogger isn't working! I've got a review to post on my other blog and soooo much I want to post on this one...but can't find the time.

Went to the Quilt show in Birmingham yesterday...it was WONDERFUL!!!! Really enjoyed it. I love getting ispiration from the colors and the embroidery...bought two more books...shock horror!!!!! Will post about them soon tooo...they are wonderful!!!