Sunday, October 12, 2008
A few non-food book tips!
Besides cooking, I really like crafts. Or, at least the idea of crafts. I love it in theory, but in practise, I'm not very skilled, nor do I have a lot of free time. However, knitting and crocheting is great fun, and I really want to learn a little bit more about sewing as well. (So I don't have to hand over anything needing fixing to my mom - it's getting a bit embarrassing at this point.)
So - I want to tell you about three great new books that just came out in Sweden. All three are in Swedish, but I'm sure you can find tons of books in your language as well, if you're not a Swedish-speaker. Head over to your nearest bookstore!
Two of these books are about knitting, and they're written by Nina Sagulin who's previously written a really nice introduction book to knitting called "Sticka!" (which means - "knit!") She also runs a yarn store in Stockholm, and is really friendly and helpful. Her new books are as lovely as the first one - one is focused on knitting for babies and small children, and the other one is all about accessories. I love that the instructions are easy to follow, and it's all rather manageable projects. Nothing huge!
For sewing, this lovely book by Lotta Jansdotter is called "Enkelt att sy" which means "easy to sew". And this one, as well as several other books by Lotta, IS available in English! Or at least I think this one is translated - and it's called "Simple Sewing". (Amazon.com) It looks like a lot of fun, but I haven't tried anything yet. I love the apron on front, with the cool oven-mitt shaped pocket!