Monday, August 06, 2007

Vogue has done it again ...

... they've come up with a book that I just HAVE to have ... The Best of Vogue Knitting: 25 Years of Articles, Techniques and Expert Advice is a mouthful of a title to describe this book that is packed with useful info! At first glance, it looks like a pretty coffee-table book -- it's large-ish, 10+ inch shape and it's glitzy graphics fool the casual reader.

But DON'T stop -- read each article and remember that you've got this sensational book on your resource shelf and re-read the articles when you need a knitting "fix". And there are tons of articles to choose from.
The articles about a few of the 40-some (!) cast-on methods are particularly enlightening. There are other articles on ethnic knitting, designing your own, and finishing like the pros. There are articles about men who design and women who design. There are articles about folks who make their living shearing and spinning and those who make their living writing about knitting. There are articles about the history of knitting and articles about the latest innovations in techniques. In all, there are 13 chapters with a total of 100 articles covering virtually every aspect of knitting.

This is a fantastic resource for all serious knitters. It should fit nicely on the shelf next to the rather dog-eared copy of Vogue Knitting: the Ultimate Knitting Book, a classic in all things knitterly. Only one problem I have with the book is I REALLY WISH book producers would ditch the glossy paper and the graphic designers would stop using pale inks ... very hard for these 40-something eyeballs.

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