New Books

I was happy to find out that Ann Budd’s newest book — The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns is out! Amazon was listing its release date as end of September so I was pleasantly surprised to find out it’s already for sale. I’m ordering my copy today.
In order to make free shipping I added another as well. I’m finally buying Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Handbook. For $13.97 and free shipping, I can’t really go wrong.
While perusing the knitting books I came across this soon-to-be-released book. It’s called Textured Knitting. Even the cover looks enticing! They say it will be released October 1st. I can’t wait!
And a funny story (well, sorta funny). About 2 months ago I spotted a link on Amazon for Alice Starmore’s Aran Knitting for $39.95. Of course, I had to give it a try. Well, this morning (w months later) I received an email informing me that they would be unable to fulfill my order. Wow – what a shocker.
Knitting Update
I worked on a few projects this weekend. I re-started my cabled sock and have gone through one full repeat. It has been super-slow going so far, but I’m hoping now that I have a block of rows as reference that things will go faster.
I also made good progress on my Philly Knitter’s Secret Pal project. I think I’m about 20% done and I’m very happy with this one!
And finally, I ripped my Linen Drape tank and am reusing the yarn in a wrap. I really like the idea of using a wrap around my waist in an asymmetrical sort of way. The tank just wasn’t doing it for me, so a wrap it is! I’ll post pics once it’s large enough.

9 thoughts on “New Books

  1. No surprise about Amazon. I have ordered used books from Amazon before and had mixed results. Out of the last 3 times, I only received the book once. The 2 times that I didn’t receive the4 book, it took forever to get a respnse from the seller and even longer to get a refund. I am going to be hitting the used book stores over the next few weeks and if I find any copies of AS’s books at reasonable prices, I will pick them up. I will email you if you want whenever I find them.

  2. You will really like the Montse Stanley Book! Although short on pictures it gives so many different ways to do cast-ons, bind-offs, increases, decreases and the like and when they would be most applicable. I like it better than my Vogue Knitting Book.

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