This past weekend we went to our local fabulous used book store – Title Wave. Thanks to our recent KonMari-ing of our house, we have huge piles of credit, so I went to raid the knitting book section. “Wait,” you may say “I thought you were getting rid of things?” And yes, I mostly am.… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Used Book Haul Edition
Knitting books and magazines normally trickle in one every other month or so, other than small deluges around Christmas and my birthday. But this week I had a sort of perfect storm of knitting books coming in. I only bought one of these books, Firmament, on purpose from Amazon. The others are all courtesy of… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knitstravaganza
I bought my copy of Amy Herzog’s new sweater book shortly after it came out around a month ago, and have been reading through it in bits and pieces ever since. In between there have been a few more books that have come out that I had to read (a new Rivers of London and… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Amy Herzog’s Ultimate Sweater Book
No, it’s nothing to do with Canadians and beer! The newest book from Tin Can Knits is Strange Brew: A Colorwork Knitting Adventure. I bought my copy directly from Tin Can Knits – they are in England, so shipping isn’t super fast, but I got mine in pretty good time. It is an interesting collection, as… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Strange Brew
If you keep an eye on the gansey-knitting book options (and if not, why not?) you are likely aware that Beth Brown-Reinsel has just put out an update on her 1993 classic, Knitting Ganseys. If not, you just learned something new! What is a gansey? Chapter 1 in both versions helpfully answers that question. Ganseys… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Knitting Ganseys Update
A little earlier this fall, I talked about tuck stitches in relation to a class with Nancy Marchant of brioche knitting fame, who is the inventor/developer of this new technique for hand knitters. Her latest book, Tuck Stitches: Sophistication in Hand Knitting, is on this technique. I actually bought this book over the summer to… Continue reading Knitter’s Bookshelf: Tuck Stitches
My favorite LYS, Far North Yarn Company, had a blowout sale for solstice (this is a big deal in Alaska), that carried on until yesterday. A major feature of the sale was $1 magazines and $5 books. Guys, every knitting book in the store was $5! So I stocked up. While the owner was ringing… Continue reading Book Score!