Go to Purl Bee to see pictures inside!
The second book that caught my eye is by Louisa Harding:
This book doesn't actually come out until November but I LOVE Louisa Harding! I don't know if this picture will bigify for you but if you look closely the knitting is wonderfully enhanced by embroidery. What a lovely combination. The blurb says:
Learn to pamper friends and loved ones with lavish and fun knitted gifts. Projects are broken down into four different categories by style and include hats, mittens, purses, wraps, tops, sweaters, and socks—all of which are simple to make and require minimal yarn. Tips are provided for embellishing each project with different fabrics, edgings, and stitching patterns, making personalization easy, even for novices. Beautiful photographs and color illustrations detailing how to create each piece, as well as contemporary designs and small, quick projects make this guide a must-have for the gift-giving knitter.
Well, that's all I have to say right now!! 8>))