Yesterday, on the way home from work, I noticed a bunch of big signs at Indigo Books, saying BUY 3 GET THE 4TH FREE! So, I had to get in on that! They also had some other promo going on, and with an Indigo card, I got a discount – they aren’t supposed to stack, but looking at my receipt, I do believe that they did. The cashier was really stoked to see a stack of knitting books going through, so I think I got a knitter discount, yay!
As you can see, I got 3 knitting books. I can’t really tell you a lot about them yet, as I’ve only had a chance to flip through them, but I’ll give you some of my first impressions :)
The bottom one is Shirley Paden’s Knitwear Design Workshop (Rav link). This book looks absolutely amazing. Everything I’ve read so far is explained clearly, the charts are very clear and the photography is gorgeous. There are a few patterns in the back that are stunning, as well as standard size charts. I can’t wait to sit down and read through it!
The 2nd book is Sharon Brant’s Ultimate Knitting Bible. I do not consider myself a novice knitter by any means, but this book had such great photos that I had to take it! Plus, one thing I do know is that I don’t know everything. I think the section on finish techniques will be especially helpful, as that’s something I don’t have a lot experience with (fingerless mitts and hat don’t take much finishing!
And, finally, I picked up Cookie A’s Sock Innovation (Rav link). I’m still not very good at finishing socks, but I had to have it! There is so much information in the first section (and I’m sure a lot of it can be taken and applied to other small-tube knitting, like fingerless mitts!), and I kept seeing lovely socks flying through my Friend Activity on Rav. Again and again, the ones I loved were from this book. I LOVE Angee, Cauchy, and Kai-Mei in particular.
My BF picked up Guns, Germs and Steel as the last book, so we are both happily surrounded in new book smell. Mmm, new book smell!