Lest you think that I have given up knitting due to my lack of blogging, I thought I might post about my recent knit related purchases.
My birthday was earlier this month and I got myself Knitting Workshop. (To be fair, I bought it with a gift card from my brother.) Which I have read through the first chapter on hats. I won't review it for you, because everyone else in the world already has and if you're a knitter you know that all Zimmerman's books are a must for your growing library. I will say that as I am reading it I can see some serious influences on some of the patterns I've knit up, like Jared Flood's Cobblestone (mine-rav). Although, he's already admitted to his preference for EZ and garter stitch so that might be cheating to say that I see the influence.
And my husband got me Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks. I did get to breeze through this book, which is more like a large list of notes than an actual book. And I mean that in a good way, because short easy to remember passages are the only way I can get through any sort of information intake nowadays thanks to Baby O. I tried reading it out loud to him and kind of "kill to birds with one stone," but he saw straight through that and demanded Dr. Seuss. I'm hoping that I haven't ruined the idea of knitting on him.
So now that two knitting books have been purchased off my amazon list, I must find two more to replace them. I don't want any of my relatives thinking that there's a shortage of knitting books to get me.