I picked this up from Kinokuniya in San Francisco J-town last weekend. My sis and I rounded off the trip with sushi-boat sushi (for nostlgic value, if not the best food quality) and a crepe-and-ice-cream cone (yum!). A lot of the patterns are a bit conservative, elegant-dowdy for my taste but others are sumptuous, like the lace wrap/collar on the cover and several of their shawls/scarves The patterns are challenging; many involve intricate motif work, some requiring yarn flower makers.
The pics is borrowed (not hotlinked) from a nifty blog, Buzzville, until I can get my own pics done. Check out their site for more pics and cool craft books.