I don't buy books very often. I don't like to have to make room for them and are free at the library. I especially don't buy pattern books very often, because it's hard for me to justify paying $15-$20 on a book unless there are several patterns that I like in the book. Instead, I check them out of the library, and if there is a pattern I have to have, I copy it. Shhh... don't send the book police after me.
The other day, I picked up a copy of this book from the library:
I've been on the wait list since before the book came out. I love Kristin Omdahl's designs, so I knew it would be an awesome book. Plus, it's seamless projects. Seamless. I am always so paranoid of my seams coming undone. Because it's happened.
And I was right... it is an awesome book. There are at least 4 patterns in here that I would love to make, and a few more that I would if there was an occasion to make them. That's a lot of copying. Plus, it comes with an instructional DVD. I might need some instruction, you know...
So I thought about it. And thought about it.
And looked at it on Amazon. Debated.
And I bought it.
I also bought something else. Without checking it out at the library. Mostly because my library doesn't have a copy. But I have wanted it for quite a while.
I just adore overlay crochet. I seriously, seriously doubt I'd make anything in this book with the recommended sewing thread. I'd probably just make pillow covers or something with worsted weight yarn. I am having a hard enough time not going cross-eyed using embroidery floss on my mandala.
I have one other pattern book in my sights, but I am going to check it out of the library first. I'm on the waiting list, but it's a short wait.
I've pinned a few sweaters from the book on Pinterest, so I have a feeling I'll have enough to justify the purchase eventually. Eventually. I am just itching to make stuff right now and it's killing me to have to actually be a responsible adult and go to work and clean my house and junk like that.
Do you have any favorite pattern books?