Sunday afternoon I went to Barnes & Noble to peruse the aisles. I picked out a stack of knitting books, but only left with these two:
“Knitting for Peace” is all about knitting for different charities. For a long time I’ve wanted to find a charity that I could knit for. But making blankets was not really my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love to knit blankets. But they are usually big undertakings and not something I’d get done quick enough to feel any type of reward. But there are many charities in this book with a lot of great patterns you can knit and donate. I think I’m going to start using some of my lonely skeins and make some Chemo Caps.
I also picked up Debbie Bliss’ new book, “Simply Baby”. I love Debbie Bliss. And I love this book. It’s filled with wonderful baby patterns. I really think this is her best book yet. Cabled blankets, teddy bears, Matinee coats, dressing gowns, baby booties…Definitely a keeper. There was only one pattern in the book I probably wouldn’t every use, so that’s saying something. I loathe finding a great pattern in a book and finding that it’s the only great pattern. So kudos to DB!
And just because I can’t gush enough about it, you have to try Paula Deen’s Pumpkin Ooey Butter Cake. I made one last night and it’s so damn yummy! (Watch out if you are trying to watch your weight because it’s made with TWO sticks of melted butter and a pound of confectioner’s sugar.) But definitely worth it!