Friday, June 29, 2007

I need some help!

So, I need to order some books on Amazon for my step-dad's birthday in July. However, my subtotal is just shy of the $25 you need to get free shipping, so I figured that while I was at it, I'd buy myself a birthday present as well and pick up another knitting book.

However, I don't know what to get! Help!

I'm up for knitting just about anything, so any book with interesting patterns will do. Just to help you out, my book collection currently includes:
  1. Stitch n' Bitch
  2. Mason Dixon Knitting
  3. The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits
  4. The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics
  5. Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns
  6. Knitting Vintage Socks
  7. Sensational Knitted Socks
Any suggestions?


Jen said...

Hmm, you already have such good books! I love Favorite Socks. There are lots and lots of good patterns. :)

hakucho said...

Barbara Walker's treasuries are very inspirational. I have #1 and my husband just gave me #2 for my birthday. I think you would enjoy either of those :)

happy knitting :)

Lynda said...

How about Knitting in Plain English or any of Elizabeth Zimmerman's books. They are funny and have a lot of tips in them.

Jen said...

Of the list you have, I'd say Stitch and Bitch, because it really clearly explains techniques. But I'm also with Hakucho and Lynda -- I have the Walker treasuries and Zimmermann's Knitting Without Tears and Knitting Around and I use them all the time.
(by the way, thanks for the nice comment on my blog -- I came over here to check out yours!)

Violiknit said...

I really like More Sensational Knitted Socks. Also, the Harmony Guide stitch pattern books are good too!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Anonymous said...

Heya -

I'd vote for favorite socks...or, if you're looking at starting to knit some sweaters (the kind that would require seaming), I highly recommend the knitters book of finishing techniques. it made seaming my first seater a dream... I felt like a seaming genious!

Sarah said...

Umm....I know a couple of books you shouldn't buy. You might want to wait a few days before you place any orders. I'm just saying.....(hint)

Lisa said...

#2 - great patterns and interesting reading.

Laura said...

All the Elizabeth Zimmerman books are awesome to read - not only great patterns but very entertaining reading as well!