Friday, March 11, 2011

New books

As if by magic (magic not at all related to flipping through Interweave Knits' Spring 2011 issue with friends and saying 'ooo, I like the look of this book, or that one') I received two knitting books for my birthday last week.

I mentioned A Knitting Wrapsody a while back so I won't talk more about it here except to say that on further inspection I have switched my allegiance to the project on the cover.  I suspect it would be decidedly unflattering on me, but fun to knit, and a very good gift for somebody else at some point.

The second book is by Debbie Bliss, about her design process. 

I wouldn't go so far as to call it a design instruction book, though there is a lot of hard material about what sleeve shapes to choose when and why and so on, plus some patterns that illustrate the point.  It's mostly just a very interesting read about how she approaches a new idea and how she feels about her work.  Love it. 

Also love: a bobbly cabled super shapely pullover whose pattern is included.  This is not a project I have time for in my current life, but I love looking at it and remembering the earlier life in which I was in shape for this style and also had scads of time to knit whatever I liked.

(We'll just leave aside the fact that I somehow manage to knit even more now than I did then, since it involves ignoring things like cleaning.  Which, now that I think of it, was also true at that time.)

1 comment:

heklica said...

What great gifts! Looking forward to seeing what you make from them :)