Many thanks for all the entries into the Knitting Masterclass book giveaway! I really enjoyed reading all of your recommendations. I appear to have made a little birthday wishlist based on your suggestions (although I was surprised by how many of the books I already owned!).
Congratulations to commenter number 43 - Lindaran on Ravelry, who said this:
Knitting in America by Melanie Falick. I love the background and the history of the designers in the book.
I've sent you an email Lindaran, so keep an eye out for it!
I'm still knitting away on my Thorn shawl, which doesn't look much different from when I last photographed it. But I'm now on step C4, and it only goes up to C6 and then border, so I must be nearly getting there...