I finally broke down and got the second Mason Dixon book. I am pleasantly surprised. The text is funny and I enjoyed the hints, but that I expected. However this time the patterns are also speaking to me, I am looking forward to making some of the things in there or take them as points to start from.
The other book I got is Reversible Knits. The patterns are technically interesting, though if I want something that looks like crochet, I will crochet it. The projects however are fugly in my opinion. Some of it is just unwearable with my figure, that is ok, but some of it is just plain no way, Jose.