Saturday, September 20, 2008

Good Thing There's Still Some Space On Those Shelves

My copy of the new, eagerly awaited, Mason-Dixon book arrived today. (Which reminds me that the first M-D book is somewhere in this house...or perhaps my neighbor has it? Can't remember. Need to find it.)

Anyway, my verdict? There are some things I love...the Daily Sweater, the sheer mohair cardigan cover, the mohair shawl, the sweater with the writing on it, and Flapotis. There are some things that I can appreciate the design of but would probably never make - the kid's stuff, for instance. (Actually, Flapotis (at least as it is shown in the book) is another...7 skeins of Touch Me! That's $100 or more for a scarf!) There are some things I definitely wouldn't make...the rubber glove cuffs, the mop cover, the covers for the paper lanterns, the cover for the canvas bag.

But the book is charming, and beautifully designed. I don't know that I'll find it as inspiring as the first one, but I'm glad to have it in my library.

3 comments:

Marsha said...

My local knitting group paged through that book together last week (we met at a Barnes and Noble). I'm with you on the rubber glove cuffs: what were they thinking when they included that one? There's some good stuff in there, but I like the first book much better.

Maureen said...

It's somewhere in your house not mine. ^__^

Rooie said...

Well, dang, Maureen! I was hoping you had it. Now I have to perform some excavations in the house to find it.

I was going to say you should come over some time and see my all-knitting bookshelves...but, duh, you've seen 'em here. They're pretty in person, let me tell you.