Wednesday, January 26, 2011

New Books!

I'm so excited, I got two new knitting books in that mail yesterday!!  The first one is Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders.  Its 101 patterns to make with sock yarn, which is awesome because I often fall deeply in love with sock yarns, but I don't always have enough follow through to knit socks.  Sure, the book actually has sock yarn patterns in it, but it also has hats, gloves, scarves, children's accessories, shawls, etc.  There are even some fantastic purses, all made of sock yarn.

The second book I got in the mail yesterday is Modern Top-Down Knitting.  I am in LOVE.  I know from poking around on Ravelry that I would love this book, but I REALLY LOVE THIS BOOK.  I want to make everything in it.  I even mentally went through my stash figuring out what I have that I could start with.  I actually have the recommended yarn for one of the hats in there, so I think I might start there.  The skirts and dresses are my real love though.  At some point this year, I will have to stop and knit something for me.  I didn't actually get around to starting the fingerless gloves that I mentioned I wanted to start over the weekend.  Oh well.  And now I have a long list of requests (which is good) and a couple surprises I need to prepare for, so I don't know when I will get around to that.

Back to books.  I wish I was wealthy enough to have a library.  One with a big comfy chair or two and a fireplace.  I envy people who have libraries.  To be surrounded by books all the time would be amazing.  I think people who think libraries are for show and status symbols are ridiculous though.  A home library needs to be welcoming and comfy and peaceful and needs to encourage reading.  My library would be an odd assortment of silly fiction and a large section of knitting books with Ben's motorcycle and woodworking books thrown in somewhere.  I know that you can get a lot of patterns on-line and you can get e-readers and all kinds of other modern who-ha, but I just love books.  Actual, tangible, made of paper books.

What is your favorite book of all time?
If you knit, what is your favorite knitting book ever?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I've always dreamed of having a home library too. Le sigh. Emma is one of my fave books of all time!