When former CBS vice president Suzan Mischer decided to open a knitting store on Melrose Avenue, she wanted to create a place where people could gather, slow down, and talk (as well as buy supplies). The result was Knit Cafe, a sleek yet homey crafts store where an increasing number of Hollywood denizens regularly unwind with their needles and yarn. With the publication of "Greetings from Knit Cafi," knitters nationwide can join the famed store's ever-widening circle of devotees. This colorful, cozy, and chic book offers 30 of Knit Cafe's most dazzling patterns for "California style" projects ranging from hiking socks to a bikini to a "red carpet" gown. It also features stories about how the celebrated store came to be, the neighborhood it's in, the daily goings-on, and the improbable milange of actors, surfers, doctors, and directors that gather there. Even a few favorite recipes from regular customers are included. "Greetings from Knit Cafi" is, quite simply, the best way to share the history, spirit, and patterns of this unique yarn store without having to fight the traffic.