What to Blog?

4 11 2009

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Good thing I checked the mail, I wasn’t sure what to blog about today.

I finally broke down and bought French Girl Knits, by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes.  I was never in love with the book. the patterns were interesting, but not interesting enough for me to actually own.  One of the Knit Picks catalogs sold me on Celeste (Rav link), which is a long light coat knit, that they had made a sample of in a light blue.  I was shocked to realize that it was a pattern out of this book.  I’ve been looking for a long sweater coat ever since I left my very favorite one from Burlington Coat Factory on the plane.  I was so sad when I lost that sweater.

I picked up Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knits.  I haven’t ever looked at what is inside this book, but I have high hopes given that some of her out of print books sell for hundreds of dollars.

Knitting On Top of the World by Nicky Epstein.  I happened to look over this book at Barnes and Noble once.  I like to take the kids there to play with trains and look at books.  This book had a bit of history on how knitting has travelled throughout the world and how different areas have adapted knitting to their culture.  It was pretty expensive though to buy without many patterns I liked.  However, KnitPicks always has great sales and when I found…

The Book of Wool, by Clara Parkes.  I own The Book of Yarn.  It was interesting, I think I did lose some air of appreciation of the book the longer I have owned it.  This book has really impressed me.  I happened across it in one of my outings with the little ones and this book is the reason I now own the others.  (I love KnitPicks book sales and free shipping.)  It goes over types of wool, what the staples look like, the type of result you will typically get from each type of wool.  I liked this book so much, I actually found myself reading the book in the store.  I am glad I checked online before my final purchase decision.