I mentioned awhile back that I put myself on a book diet in anticipation of repatriating to the U. S. of A. Books = weight. Weight = money. I've also mentioned that I'm more of a pattern ho than a yarn ho. So, when I caught wind of the Knit Picks book sale, my palms started to sweat.
Yo, people. Just quit reading now and go to Knit Picks - 40% off on all books! It's a yard sale over there.
In the off chance you're still here...
My mom's birthday is later this month, and I've been thinking of sending her "Mason Dixon Knitting" for awhile. I think she'd get a kick out of knitting things other than sweaters, especially deep in the heart of Texas. I also want a copy so I can knit cushy bath mats and wash rags.
So, why don't I just send two copies to my parents' house? They can send my copy to me when I move back. That's a great idea! What? Free shipping if you order $45 or more? Obviously, I need to order a few more! The 'rents won't mind. What else do they do with my room when I'm not there?
I'm not proud of myself, but I picked up the following papery goodies. You'll probably pick up a theme.
- Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
- Favorite Socks by Pam Allen and Ann Budd
- Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
- Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, Volume 1
I see so many drool-worthy patterns from "Vintage Socks" and "Favorite Socks" that I just had to have those. I'm also keen to try some stranded patterns, so "Folk Socks" was a good find. Now I can get the "Stitchionary" here in Holland for about 35EUR. That's like more than $40! Forget about it. So, all in all this seems like a good haul.
However, the sale is still raging and 40% off is a lot. And I keep thinking that I should stock up on a few more "technique books." What are your favorites?