I've been in shock since I opened it--these are things that just aren't available here in the states, and if they are they are VERY expensive!
I know you're dying for a closer look, so here you go:
This book is ALL about Lily of the Valley lace patterns and has some really neat designs in it; everything from sweaters to home dec stuff to gloves. It's quite amazing!! It's all in German (although one page, the symbols page, is also in English!) but one of the great things about knitting is that you don't always have to be able to read the pattern in its original language.
The book on the right is all filet crochet, and it has some really neat curtains in it. One of these days I'll actually make one for my kitchen! My kitchen/eating area has a grape theme, and one of the patterns in there is grapes. Kismet!
The item on the left actually had TWO patterns in it, shown here:
I'm just so excited about all these wonderful patterns!!
I'll probably never make a tablecloth (you know how that kind of statement always comes back to bite you later...) but these patterns are GORGEOUS knitted up using lace- or fingering-weight yarns as shawls.....