I have to say I am pretty thrilled with the new books I got for Christmas. B got me this fabulous Norwegian knitting book. Luckily it came with an English translation booklet. This morning I started the cover mittens with some baby ull that I had on hand. I love it so far! They will be adult size butI think P is secretly hoping that they will shrink in the blocking. She shouldn't worry too much because I plan on knitting her THIS sweater (in her size) in the near future.
My sister gave me Sew What! Skirts: 16 Simple Styles You Can Make with Fabulous Fabrics . It has directions for drafting out basic skirt shapes to fit your body and lots of ways to interpret the basic designs. I know I'll be making a few new skirts this spring.
My other sister gave me Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes it is a feast for the needleworker's eyes.
The nursery rhymes are illustrated with incredibly detailed needlework pictures. It is just amazing. Reading the book is a slow process for me because I want to take time to study all of the illustrations.
It is a good feeling to start the new year with lots of inspiration and projects in mind!