My copy showed up yesterday. This is a lovely book with some really nice lace patterns. There is even a knitalong for the book that I plan to keep tabs on. I'm trying to learn to be patient enough to knit lace. I'm used to knitting while I watch movies and lace just takes more concentrating than that for me. So now I work on things like the cardi pictured below while I watch movies and the lace while my husband is using the TV for video games. Works out much better because I'm not interested in his game :)
Even though I am learning to enjoy knitting on size 3 needles there is just something about working on a chunky cardigan (like the one I started in Rowan Plaid). It's the "give the people what they want" cardi from Yarn Girls Guide to Simple Knits. It just goes so fast. It's cold enough that I can wear this as a jacket here in Northern California.
I worked the fronts and back all in one piece. Just need to knit arms, button band, and collar and it's done. Now for the real question... can I get it done while trying to do up a few christmas presents? The plaid yarn is awesome. I'm sad they have discontinued it.