10 February 2011

Two loves, one stone: knitting and new books

I love knitting and I love new books so a new knitting book totally hits both happy spots.  Behold what arrived:

This is really fun.  It's organized like an encyclopedia and has an entry for just about everything.  Techniques, equipment, fibers, designers, styles, and even important knitting locations like the Faroe Islands.  ust open it up to find anything you want to know (and it's got a blue dust jacket, pretty).

What I'm really hoping for is a reprint of The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt; it is amazing but used copies (sold by anyone with even half an idea of how in-demand that book is) are selling for $200+.  Do you hear me Simon and Schuster??  There are a lot of knitters who would be willing to buy a $35-$45 hardcover if you reprint it! (It's always been a rumor that the reprint is coming out "next year").


  1. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Oh, so pretty! Tell us about the sock, though? Yarn, pattern?

  2. @wordlily: it's part of a pair that's not quite done (working on the gusset increases for sock#2 now), but I will say that it's a Wendy Johnson pattern and it's made of Mini Mochi sock yarn. :)

  3. Anonymous8:25 AM

    OK, thanks for the hints / details. :)