Ironically, this book was in my Amazon.com wish list. We get to the store and I was thumbing through the book falling really hard for it. It's hardback and I'm sure folks would pick it up and assume it's $50 because it's got about 170 pages and has wonderful photography. No...it was $25. Mom bought it for me for an early birthday present. YAY. There are so many patterns I want to tackle in that book! It'll keep me plenty busy. This is a picture of the yarn for her shawl. Would you believe that's 100% BAMBOO?? I would have NEVER have guessed!!