Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The Bookshelf of Knitting Books Will Soon Overflow



I have one little shelf in my television unit which holds all of my knitting books. I am afraid I will now need to clear another shelf in the cabinet so that I can fit these ones in too.








  1. Fitted Knits - I know a lot of people love this book, but I have only really found about 2 patterns that I like in this book. A few of the patterns look a bit chunky for me.
  2. Easy Knits - Another great Debbie Bliss book. I like quite a few patterns in this book too, although for Isabelle I try and knit a size smaller so they dont end up too wide on her.
  3. Sarah Dallas Knitting - I think out of all the books this is my absolute favourite one. I love all the blanket and pillow patterns. The sweaters are nice too and original. After seeing Alison from The Blue Blog knit up a few of the blankets I had to see the book for myself and I am so glad that I bought it. I will try and knit some patterns from this book in the near future.
  4. Scottish Island Knits - I had not seen much of this book, but some of the patterns looked quite nice. There are a few patterns with colorwork too. I dont think I will be knitting any of those though they do look nice. There are 2 that I really like, but they will go onto the waiting in future knit list, not that I have any of those written down.

I have not been buying much yarn lately, apart from the sale at Kmart again, where I bought some brown Country Silk wool to knit a jacket for Lachlan. I think I will make it an adult size so if he does anymore growing it will still fit him. I am knitting away on some UFO's at the moment, (even though it does not look any emptier in the basket) so hopefully by next week I will be able to show you all some knitting progress!

14 comments:

picklesticks said...

Wow! So many great knitting books. I aspire to the day I have a shelf full of them.

Little Sesame said...

What great additions to the library. I was inspired by Alison's works and getting that Sarah Dallas book too ;o)

Corrie said...

ohhhh I like the look of that Sarah Dallas book....thanks for your honest reviews....might go and have a look now!

Corrie:)

joy said...

The Sarah Dallas book is one of my favorites too, and the blanket is on my to do list as well! :-)

Samantha said...

OOh, knitting books ... I love knitting books. I have only a small shelf for my knitting books too. I will have to expand that someday as I am quickly running out of space.

Saltwater purls said...

I want to see inside fitted knits before I decide whether I want to buy it. The sarah dallas book was too similar to her earlier one (vintage knits??) I haven't seen the new debbie bliss book

PlumStitches said...

You must have the best library of knitting books out there!

jessica said...

You've got some nice books there, I wouldn't mind clearing off another shelf for those!

amanda j said...

What a lovely lot of books! My parcel arrived . . . thanks so much Sue! The yarn is lovely. I am sending a little tiny something in return!

Katt said...

Debbie Bliss has some gorgeous patterns doesnt she? I find that between her and Rowan books you can have your kids looking very fashionable (Wish there were patterns that good when I was a kid! lol).

Kmart sale! I got some wool there too (some green Country Silk to maybe make a vest for a child).

Katt

Kate said...

Great lot of books - thanks for the reviews.

Sue H said...

Hi Sue, I was just thinking that I need to allocate some space in my bookshelves for my growing knitting book collection. The pattern books I tend to lay flat in a drawer, but the heavier books really should be on the shelves.
Wow, never thought of looking in KMart for silk yarn. Might have to go and have a look sometime.

Poshyarns said...

One can never have too many knitting books. Interesting to hear that you have similar children's sizing problems to me, I have that same Debbie Bliss book and also find the sizing much too wide, so strange, the children in the pictures don't look particularly wide, is there a big old safety pin at the back?

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment on my finished Evie sweater.

diana said...

Sarah Dallas Knitting is one of my favorites! Lots of good stuff in there. I need to check out Scottish Island Knits...