It's not often that I have a chance to really peruse a book in the shop...but the new collection of patterns from Maine (and featuring American yarns, mostly from the Northeast) really caught my eye. The patterns are classic and unstructured, but fun and an eclectic mix of women and children cowls, caps, sweaters and vests -- there will be something in this book to pique your knitting interest.
What's in this for Atlanta knitters? The photography almost qualifies it for "coffee table" status. The pictures of the Maine shore are lovely, and Carrie Bostick Hoge is not bashful about her love for her home state. Now the Roswell shore of the Chattahoochee is beautiful, too -- and I am certainly partial to our state's scenic spots... but this book will make you think about visiting the Maine coast, and taking your knitting bag along.
Next time you are in the shop, check out this book. And while you are there, take a look at the Swan's Island yarn... it will put you in the mood to knit and dream of a coastal view...maybe Savannah or St. Simon's?