Firstly, my brother kindly got me Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac from my wishlist. I thought it was about time I read some of her work, so I was really pleased with this. I haven't actually started to read it yet, I want to be able to sit down and look at it properly ')
Secondly, the lovely boyfriend wanted to get me something knitting related. He's so supportive of my crafting, and likes to show this when buying gifts. As he'd bought books and yarn in the past, he decided he wanted to get patterns this time. But, of course, had no idea where he might procure these...
So he went to Ravelry, realised that he needed to be a member and got himself an account *smiles* Then spent a while trying to find me, before wondering what to do next. Luckily he located my queue and discovered the wishlist function, so he picked out a few of the patterns that I had put on there.
And he chose some great patterns:
Narragansett by Thea Colman. I've only had this in my queue a little while, but I love it. I think I'll use my grey Debbie Bliss Fez yarn to make it (which means I don't have to wait!)
© 2011 Splityarn
Peacock Shawlette by Kitman Figueroa. It's a lot more lace than I have tried before, but I love how it looks so I queued it for future lace attempts *laughs*
© Kitman Figueroa
And the Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki. I love this pattern, I've seen some beautiful FOs and it is so striking for a garter stitch project. Boyfriend chose this as soon as he saw it because he was so taken with the picture *smiles* I don't know that I have the right yarn for this yet, but perhaps my Candy Skein with another colour would be a good choice ;)
© Veera Välimäki
Oh, and the best part - the ravelry username boyfriend chose is CunningBoyfriend *laughs* Not that I expect him to ever log in again, but I thought that was so cute ;)