What the Buddha Taught, which I've read from the library and been wanting to own, and Arctic Lace. I'm really excited about the Arctic Lace book. It has a lot of history, cultural information, tutorials, and info on designing. It's definitely not just a pattern book! Thank you mystery Canadian pal!
(There's a 2nd part to Gift 2, so I haven't found out for sure who my pal is yet.)