Friday, November 19, 2010

Read More Books

This contest for Read More Books wall art from Weather and Noise got me thinking about books. I read a lot. I love having books around. I would rather buy more book cases than get rid of any of my books, whether or not I ever intend to read them again. If I was rich and had a giant house, it would have a library with tall wooden shelves and big comfy chairs and a cozy fireplace. And in that house would be an extensive knitting library. It's not that I don't love the availability of patterns and helpful hints on-line, but I love having the books to hold and flip through. I like to work my way through my knitting library sometimes, flipping through every book again to remind myself of all the treasures in them. The beautiful handknits that are lovingly photographed can distract me for hours. Almost as much as actually knitting. I think a good half of my Christmas list is knitting books.

So here is my question; what is your favorite knitting book and why? There are some I love for the patterns, others I love for the photography, still other for the quickness. So tell me about your go-to books. I think I will start reviewing the books I have slowly and new ones as I get them, but first I want to know what you love.

1 comment:

nekkidknitter said...

I love Knitting Rules! by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Not just because it's signed, but because she's full of tips. I reach for it frequently. I also really like The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman. It's spiral bound which is ALWAYS great for a technique book. I haven't used this one as much because I have yet to make any actual garments, but when I finally do I should be able to seam them. :)