I had every intention of rotating through my projects yesterday. I started out with Art School socks and the heel is almost finished. Then I moved on to Presto Chango and some how got stuck. Oh, I got a lot done, but all my other projects were disappointed they didn't get some time.
What you see in the above pick, is the back, the total left sleeve with part of the left front and part of the right sleeve! Below is a shot of the back featuring the Ridge Stitch. I really like the way it's turning out. Makes the rather boring one color yarn look snazzy!
And that was about my day! Youngest Daughter was home at noon, picked up Youngest Granddaughter and ran errands until time to pick up Eldest Granddaughter. I stayed home and knit while watching the last two episodes of Taken on the SciFi channel. It's one of my favorite series. SciFi channel has also been reairing The Lost Room, which is another of my favorites! I caught the last two hours of that last night while waiting for Cantebury's Law to come on. Hence all the knitting!
Eldest Granddaughter is having a sleep over and a trip to the County Fair today. That leaves Youngest Granddaughter and I home together. That's a good thing. We do very well together all day. It'll be another good knitting day!
A discussion question came up on one of the lists today: Why do you buy knitting books? I generally don't. Most everything I knit comes from free patterns on line. I taught myself to knit from tutorials on line.
I have all of EZ's books. After that, I have a baker's dozen:
- The Knitter's Companion (bought used early in my knitting career, haven't used it but half a dozen times)
- 365 Knitting Stitches a Year (great resource)
- The Disney Book of Knitting (just because it's Disney)
- Sensational Knitted Socks (bought as a result of peer pressure "everyone has one!")
- The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook (bought for dyeing techniques)
- Folk Socks (resource for different toes and heels)
- The Big Book of Knitting (again, early in my knitting career, doesn't get much use)
- Knit a Square & Make a Toy (bought back when my grandson was in a Waldorf school)
- Charmed Knits (it's Harry Potter, for goodness sakes!)
- Family Circle Easy Knits for Kids (gift from my X's new wife....'nuf said)
- Knit Along with Debbie Macomber (gift from a fellow blogger)
- Complete Guide to Modern Knitting and Crocheting (1947) (My grandmother's)
- Favorite Socks - Interweave (thought I wanted to make a pair of socks in it...)
Here is my little knitting book collection.
So what about you? What books do you have and why do you have them? Are you a book collector? Do you use them? Are you glad you spent the money on them or do you wish you had the money for yarn now?