About a month ago I went a little wild on Amazon and ordered a few things I’ve had my eye on for quite a while. Well, let’s just say I ordered 5 books at midnight one night when Ty was on a business trip. I think the word “impulse” covers it adequately. Now, I don’t own that many knitting books, at least in comparison to how much yarn I have, and several of the more traditional pattern books I own were either very early purchases from when I was just learning, or gifts. As of a month ago, this was my entire knitting book library.
I’d say for the last four years or so, my knitting book purchases have been of a single mind, which is just further demonstrated by the ones I recently bought.
Most of my knitting books have been purchased with the idea of becoming a knitwear designer in mind. And even when I was just learning to knit I was designing more than following patterns. The most used books in my library have definitely been the Harmony stitch dictionaries. You might not be able to see it, but they each have at least 20 sticky notes in them.
I haven’t read them all, but I know that part of doing anything well is having good resources. The new books are some of the books I’ve seen recommended for designers over and over again. I know that my library will continue to grow, but I think I’ve got a pretty good foundation to start on. I hope that with these books at my back, I’ll have the knowledge, motivation, and inspiration to do what I love: design.
Now excuse me, but I’ve got some reading to do.