Well, Thanksgiving weekend officially kicked my butt and I'm still not recovered. We had Mr Danger's family over to my mom's for a total of 12 people. I am an only child, so my holidays were rather small until I married Mr Danger, and though we have been married 5 years and together nearly 7, I am still not used to large holidays. I managed to get our Christmas decorations up after thursday, but that's about it. Hope you all had a lovely holiday!
I got something very cool in the mail before Thanksgiving though.....
Jenny Lord asked me to write a pattern for her book last year, right as I was starting to write my book. I almost said no, since I was writing my own book, but she caught me early enough in writing that I still thought I had time to knit my Christmas presents and of course do 30,000 other things at the same time, so she was in luck. I am so glad I did, not only is my Mortimer Mutt on the cover, but I am incredibly pleased to be a part of such a neato book!
Not only is it full of cool illustrations like this, it is the best beginning knitting book I have seen. I wish this book had been around when I started knitting 14 years ago! There is a whole section on the history of knitting, which I find fascinating. When the book came, Mr Danger asked to look through it and ended up sitting down and reading the whole history section, stopping and saying, "Did you know, blah blah blah....." about 4 times a page as he read it. Though I had the highlights, I did have to sit down and read it myself after that!
Plus, there are lots of great beginning projects, including these, plus a cool baby blanket I think I am going to have to make for baby Danger:
If you are looking for a good basic knitting book, or need a gift for a friend who is just beginning to knit, I say this is the book. Here is the Amazon page for it: http://www.amazon.com/Purls
AND, I just happen to have a copy to giveaway, yeah! Just leave a comment here and I will pick a winner at random next Wednesday, 12/8/10. A little early Christmas pressie is always nice!