Well, new to me, anyway.
Our friends at KnitPicks are offering 40% off their entire stock of books, in case you haven’t received their copious e-mails advising you of this fact. The day the first one hit my in-box, I investigated. Turned out that KnitPicks offerings (on sale) were consistently less expensive than Amazon’s best prices, with free shipping if you hit their minimum (not hard to do when buying books).
So I bit.
Because we have a great library system, and because of the wide availability of knitting information and patterns on line, I approach the outlay of cash money for knitting books with extreme deliberation. I chose three that will serve me (and keep me in patterns) for years. I went with:
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book – a knitter’s reference book. It’s the sort of book I can keep close by so that I don’t have to get up from my comfy chair to search for the answer to a question on line. I haven’t paged through it yet, but I’m looking forward to a long perusal over a cup of tea…
Classic Elite Knits – Patterns, and more patterns – classic, lovely stuff. And even though each pattern suggests the use of a Classic Elite yarn (no duh!), each one also includes a guideline for a “generic” alternative (by weight and fiber content). The patterns in this book will age well, so I don’t have to worry about waiting until I have more experience to tackle some of the more challenging sweaters. There are certainly many that are straightforward enough for me to handle now…
Knitting Around – my first EZ book, and well worth owning. It’s part autobiography, part biography, part technical manual, and altogether wonderful. The old photographs and outtakes from EZ’s sketchbook are fabulous!
Oh, and for those interested in such things, I placed the order on a Sunday, was advised that it had shipped by early Tuesday, and it arrived on my doorstep on Saturday. I’m two for two on the vaguaries of KnitPicks shipping – nothing shipped from the future, and nothing was sucked into the Black Hole. I think being in the Midwest helps.
Happy Monday everyone! What are you knitting?