My bookshelf is heavy with knitting books and I try to be careful about adding to the collection. I want my knitting books to be only those I will use over and over again.
These two made it on my Christmas wish list this year.
I love knitting topdown, especially sleeves. I'm hoping this book will add to my top down abilities.
In general the reviews indicate the technical information is excellent and well written, but the specific patterns are not my style. Since technical information on top down knitting is scarce, I think this book will be a reference book keeper in my library.
Caution though, this is not a review. I haven't read the book yet so can't vouch for its content.
Cookie's book is a have to have. I've read it's a gorgeous book full of beautiful sock pictures. I want it just for that, even if I never knit a sock from its pages. But no chance of that happening.
Many buyers, especially unsuspecting buyers, are disappointed that twelve of the nineteen patterns in this book have been published elsewhere. Including Monkey.
I've knit many a Monkey sock and will probably knit more. There's something reassuring to me about having the pattern in a book. Forever and ever.
Then there's the seven new Cookie A. patterns. How many can I resist knitting? If the past is any indication, not many.
And finally, I believe in rewarding excellence. Cookie is a genius sock designer and I want her to thrive and be prolific. I'm honored to support her by purchasing her book.
Any knitting books on your list for Santa?