After a relatively long break from crafting, I'm back into it. Well, kind of. I've been spinning again, plodding away on a few knitted and crocheted works-in-progress, and have gotten back into the swing of attending my spinning and knitting groups. It feels good. I'm not necessary being productive, but I"m taking the time.
Another craft-related activity filling my time has been reading. In amongst crime novels (J.A. Jance's J.P. Beaumont series at the moment), and smart romance (Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson), I've been checking out the library system's stash of knitting books. And requesting that they purchase more!
Anyway, two of the newest books I've checked out are Shibori Knits and Alterknits Felt. There are some really interesting projects in these books, and I'm sure that I'll be inspired to try my hand at felting some more. I'm definitely impressed with the AlterKnits Felt book; much more inspiring than the original AlterKnits book, I think. I spotted the book on Ravelry, after coming across the Pleated Cloche pattern it contains. I definitely want to try that one out!