You really never know what may happen in the world of Ebay and the internet. For quite a while now, I have been lusting (to put it mildly) after a copy of Anna Zilboorg's Simple Socks. My library network used to have it, but it went missing. I was lucky enough to take it out before it got "lost", but was really bummed when I saw that it was no longer available. The prices around the net for this book are well over $60. I just wasn't ready to spend that. The same book, but in hardcover and an earlier publishing date is Fancy Feet (kind of like the Charlene Schurch mitten book - Knitting Marvelous Mittens and Mostly Mittens - same book, just different publishing dates). Once again I scoured the net looking for a half decent price. Several of these (as well as the Simply Socks) have come up on Ebay recently. I've gotten out bid each time. Surprisingly last week, someone emailed me that they had a copy that they would sell me outright (no bidding - yay!) for a steal of a price - at least $30 below any price I had seen. How could I say no? The seller was wonderful, very communicative and even offered to pay for insurance as she says - "the book is irreplaceable". It arrived yesterday.
Since the patterns and pictures are the best part, here's a little preview.
Design work continues on MSS (my sister's socks) - after receiving the new book, I now have to re-think several things!