Ok, so on our way back home from visiting the first set of parents for the holidays we stopped at a Borders because my parents had given my husband a gift certificate to buy books because that is pretty much all that he wants buy, ever. He could live in a book store especially a resale one if they'd allow him to set up camp and could convince me to live a life of yellowing pages and dust. And with this gift card was uber kind and told me he wanted me to pick out a book I wanted too. I looked at all the knitting books they had that I'd never heard of before. You don't get many new knitting books at our library. And out of all of these knitting books I decided not to get the book I was excited to check out because of a side bar add on craftster which was "Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines: Patterns, Stories, Pictures, True Confessions, Tricky Bits, Whole New Worlds, and Familiar Ones, Too" by Kay Gardiner and Ann Meador Shayne and published in September 08 and instead get "Boutique Knits: 20+ Must-Have Accessories" by Laura Irwin which was published in Nov. of 08. And I am thrilled about it, wanting to knit everything in the book. My husband was like yeah get this one because he thought a lot of the stuff was sexy and he wanted me to knit it for myself or I guess for him to see on me like the first thing I knitted from the book, the "Side Slip Cloche" hat. A picture of the hat is used as the cover of the book. I am really please with this hat. It didn't take that long at all to knit and it looks fabulous and my girl friends all want me to make them one too which makes me smile. I can't knit enough or fast enough to knit all of the presents I have planned, stuff to sell and stuff to keep. Oh, well such is life; I guess I'll just keep on knitting at my pace, which I don't mind.