Yes, I know swappiness is not a word, but it makes for a good title and that’s all that matters.
I was showing off some of the knitty goodness from my Stitch and Bitch’s Birthday Swap in my previous post. The owl cowl has made repeat appearances this week as the weather has changed a bit. And I’m also 2/3s done with some fingerless mitts made with Moonlight Fibers 100% Baby Alpaca, also gifted to me from Stacey. Looking around that site makes me want to road trip!
But this post is really about the books. I stalked Amy’s Amazon wishlist to see if there were any books she’d love to have. I assumed that she would have books on there that I wanted to have myself, and I was right. Sew Retro is right up my alley. It was combination pattern book/inspiration book. Looking through the pages before I wrapped it up I found myself really wanting to wear aprons and sew a tea length skirt.
In my gift bag I found this history of the Ohio Knitting Mills book. The book had patterns and everything. It actually has some very complex patterns in it, things I wish I knew how to knit, which is why it makes such a great gift. The Ohio Knitting Mills site and store also sell vintage knits, so I might also want to road trip up there. I would buy this sweater.