Thursday, October 02, 2008

new knitting books

I've added some new knitting books to my home library.

Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn Clark is just spectacular. Clark makes lace seem so simple and allows you to completely design your own shawl. The book is spiral bound, which I also love. I highly recommend this book if you like to knit lace.

The Knitter's Book of Yarn: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Using, and Enjoying Yarn by Clara Parkes has a wonderful overview of the various types of yarns available to knitters these days. Parkes,of the Knitter's Review, has compiled patterns for each of the different yarns she describes. There are a wide variety of patterns in the book, from sweaters to lace bread basket doilies, socks and shawls. Overall, an excellent purchase.

Last weekend the hubby ran some errands while we were vacationing in Nags Head, NC. He decided to stop by Knitting Addiction to buy me gifts (how sweet!) He wanted to get me Knitting Around by Elizabeth Zimmerman; however, the owner doesn't carry Zimmerman and asked him what I like to knit. He said lace, and she hooked him up with some new Alpaca lace yarn (photos to come) and Lavish Lace with Hand-Painted Yarns, an interesting book by Carol Noble and Cheryl Potter. Like Clark, Noble has a great way of explaining how lace is constructed. This is a wonderful book, and I can't wait to make one of the lace scarves for a Christmas prezzie!

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