Two wonderful knitting books arrive in the mail today:

157990953101_scthumbzzz_v56245656_aa90__1 Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia by Marcia Lewandowski


096682897601_scthumbzzz_v41206028_aa90_ Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska’s Native Knitters by Donna Druchunas

I love both these books because unlike many knitting books today, they not only have stylish ethnic patterns but also substantive information to share about the cultures they document.   

This is an especially good thing, because perhaps the reading can distract me from daydreaming about starting more projects until I’ve cleared some of my WIPs off the needles.