Some last squares before I've put the hook away to finally start with my calendar pages a few days ago. I've been weaving in the loose ends and they are now four cozy coasters, very, very thick ones because that shetland wool is such a heavy one... inspired, as all my granny square crocheting by this photo and pattern from Cotton & Paint.
This post is mostly about my new treasures I found last weekend when I was out in the woods for hunting books. A lot of pictures, few words. The ISBNs of the books are given in the descriptions of the photos over at Flickr. Just click on the photos to get there.
Look there, a crocheted skirt!!! Isn't that adorable? I'd love to wear it and water my plants in front of the house all day long.
Last year I found this magazine and although I wasn't much into knitting back then I bought it. Just in case...
... I would ever be able to make myself this adorable cardigan.
A nice, little book with pretty ideas for basics as mufflers, caps and mittens.
A very charming idea from Oshare Jikan, which I bought already a few weeks ago.
If you ever doubt whether to buy one book of the Oshare Jikan series... just buy it, if you can. I think they are always very inspirational and nice to look at.
You also never make a mistake by going for one of the reasonably priced kikkake hon. This one includes patterns about a beautiful flower belt, as well as bags and mufflers. These books look kind of insignificant and you might think that there can't be put in much for 280 Yen but you'll be surprised how much actually can.
Also purchased some time ago when I first attempted to conquer crochet country... glad I can finally make full use of it.
Brandnew, not only to me, this beauty.
This book really is spelled beautiful and by the way traveling pretty soon...
Not a crochet book but a brilliant book anyway: The "Japanese Crafter's Companion" as I would put it. Introducing 50 crafters, peeking into their studios, lots of links and also patterns included. Too bad reading the texts would take away all my precious crafting time... oh, those Kanji!
And finally one book and magazine that are on my shelves for some weeks.
First this super beautiful fashion magazine called shortcoco that's full of interesting photos, featuring Marimekko and giving lots of information about shopping Scandinavian goods in Denmark and Japan.
Some links that can be found in shortcoco
And really bringing this avalanche of photos to an end, the cover of the latest Stitch idees which is as always a good choice. Cross stitching is getting more popular, it seems, and also this issue is looking pretty colourful. Nice book. I like it very much.
The calendar pages are almost finished, there are only three millions of loose ends of thread to sew in... dreadful. But I'll make it on time. So excited to see those pages from all over the world landing in my mailbox soon...!
Almost December, girls!!!
Have a great day.
PS: And don't cry. At least you can buy "Quark" at the grocery store and your bathroom might have even a door... *sigh*