Ten Books

books 002Yesterday evening as I sat idly thumbing through Facebook I was tagged!  I usually ignore tags for games or lists but this one intrigued me.

List 10 knitting books that have stayed with you over the years – that caught my interest!

10 knitting books that have influenced me.
No order,
mary thomas knitting book
knitters almanac – elizabeth zimmerman
barbara Walker – any one
Cheryl potter handpaint country
Deborah new – unexpected knitting
Sheila Mcgregor – complete book of fair isle knitting
Kaffe fassett – any book
A gathering of lace – meg swansen
The book of Wool – clara parkes
A stitch in time – I can’t remember her name – all vintage patterns.

Handpaint Country

Handpaint Country

These are not necessarily important books in the greater world of knitting.  But they are important to me – in one way or another they have influenced my knitting over the years.

Handpaint Country – by Cheryl Potter and A Gathering of Lace  – by Meg Swansen, those two books I have already reviewed in the past.  I have been working on a Review of the Mary Thomas Knitting Book, I finished it up and published it this morning.

My well thumbed copy.  Kept alive by Dover and still selling.

My well thumbed copy. Kept alive by Dover and still selling.

I reviewed the Mary Thomas Knitting Book with an eye to how it has most particularly influenced modern bead and beading knitters.  The book on the list I will endeavor to review or write about over the next few months.

It was interesting to me to see which books sprang immediately to mind.  There are books that I find more useful that didn’t even make the list until this morning.  When I read over what I had written down the night before and realised that some other books – that I use and reuse – never even came to mind!

Cup of tea and good book or a good friend - great add-ons to any day.

Cup of tea and good book or a good friend – great add-ons to any day.

This, I think, just reinforces my personal feeling that books are like friends; some of them just get revisited and reviewed just because we love them or they influence us in some way or make us better at something; the same goes for friends.  The books in my list are my “book” friends.  Each time I revisit something new comes to light.

Are there books that are old friends for you?  Knitting or reading for pleasure?  Care to share?

Happy Reading and Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to Ten Books

  1. Lynne Bresselaar says:

    Both of Cat Bordhi’s Treasuries of Magical Knitting.

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