List 10 knitting books that have stayed with you over the years – that caught my interest!
10 knitting books that have influenced me.
mary thomas knitting book
knitters almanac – elizabeth zimmerman
barbara Walker – any one
Cheryl potter handpaint country
Deborah new – unexpected knitting
Sheila Mcgregor – complete book of fair isle knitting
Kaffe fassett – any book
A gathering of lace – meg swansen
The book of Wool – clara parkes
A stitch in time – I can’t remember her name – all vintage patterns.
These are not necessarily important books in the greater world of knitting. But they are important to me – in one way or another they have influenced my knitting over the years.
Handpaint Country – by Cheryl Potter and A Gathering of Lace – by Meg Swansen, those two books I have already reviewed in the past. I have been working on a Review of the Mary Thomas Knitting Book, I finished it up and published it this morning.
I reviewed the Mary Thomas Knitting Book with an eye to how it has most particularly influenced modern bead and beading knitters. The book on the list I will endeavor to review or write about over the next few months.
It was interesting to me to see which books sprang immediately to mind. There are books that I find more useful that didn’t even make the list until this morning. When I read over what I had written down the night before and realised that some other books – that I use and reuse – never even came to mind!
This, I think, just reinforces my personal feeling that books are like friends; some of them just get revisited and reviewed just because we love them or they influence us in some way or make us better at something; the same goes for friends. The books in my list are my “book” friends. Each time I revisit something new comes to light.
Are there books that are old friends for you? Knitting or reading for pleasure? Care to share?
Happy Reading and Knitting