Lace in my future 

Recently, I have added a few knitting books to my fairly expansive knitting book library.  These are the newest lace books. First I purchased The Magic Of Shetland Lace Knitting which had been on my Amazon wish list for a while, and when I placed an order recently decided that it was time to purchase this book. This book is primarily a short review of Shetland knitting, details of lace knitting, and an awesome stitch pattern dictionary.  There are a few projects at the end, I would recommend this book more as a source book. Techniques for designing your own Shetland shawl are incorporated in the book.

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After showing this book to a knitting friend, she recommended A Legacy of Shetland Lace, written by the Shetland Guild of Spinners, Knitters, Weavers and Dyers.  This is the polar opposite from the previous, as it is basically a book of lace patterns. Nothing is screaming out to me to knit at the moment, but I will come back to this at some point in the future.  Here is a really great review of this book by Kate Davies.

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Lovely Knitted Lace is a brand new book by Brooke Nico, which has 16 beautiful projects using the 4 basic shapes of triangles, rectangles, circles, and squares.  Last Fall I took a class from Brooke at Vogue Knitting Live and fell in love with some of the samples from this book, in particular the Camellia Dolman (which is featured on the cover).  This one definitely has my name on it, I really want to make it with handspun, but may not be able to wait for the spinning as the yardage is large.  The concept of lace knitting some uniquely shaped garments really intrigues me.

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