I received a copy of the new Potter Craft knitting book "Noni Flowers" by Nora Bellows last week and - wow!- the variety of patterns is incredible! The book includes knitting patterns for 40 different species of realistic, detailed flowers. One of my favorite things about the book is that the flowers can be scaled to any knitting guage, so you can use your own choice of yarn and needles. In the author's own words, "...every pattern can be used, just as written, to make a flower that will fit in a thimble or one so big it would need to be suspended from the rafters of a stadium." very cool : )Here are a few of my favorite patterns (and I also love the perfect tulip on the book's cover, and the daffodils, and clematis, and... you get the idea!):Isn't that dogwood just gorgeous? It's so delicately shaded.You can preview a photo gallery of flowers from the book here.There are also 6 projects in the book that incorporate knit flowers into the design. I like this Forget-Me-Not Pillow:And the Sunflower Infinity Wrap is a true statement piece:I can see myself making flowers to embellish all kinds of projects, to turn into brooches, or to add to gift packages.If you have any ideas of other creative ways to use these beautiful flowers I'd love to hear them!