Hi again, With the advent of spring's warm weather, I find myself less inclined to knit (who wants a big sweater on her lap when it's 25C outside?) but more inclined to dream about what I'm going to knit once the cool weather returns – though whether that means sometime next October, or maybe later this week, remains to be seen. One of the books I've been enjoying recently is Northern Knits by Lucinda Guy, published by Interweave Press. Not only is this a beautiful book (click here and scroll down to find the Scribd preview), it's also informative, and packed with patterns for a variety of skill- and commitment levels (from mittens and socks to tote bags, shawls and sweaters). The book features a detailed introduction to the knitting traditions of Iceland, the Shetland Islands, Norway and Sweden, providing "a powerful context for the timeless garments, breathtaking landscapes, and pure wool yarns that inspired Lucinda's collection." ( Read more.) Of course, I need another new knitting project like I need a hole in the head, so I think it's time I find a new home for this book. To enter to win, tell me: do your crafting habits change with the seasons? The contest will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 11; I'll post the winner here on Monday, April 12. Good luck!