Hello! First of all I want to apologize for not being around for so long. I haven’t read any blog, but I haven’t stitched one stitch either.
The reason: lumbago. An awful pain in my lower back, which has kept me lying in bed for several days. Then when I got up, and carefully tried to get my life back, it happened again, so I’ve been out of it now for 10 days. Hopefully it will be over soon, because I’m starting to get very cranky by now.
But, I’ve got some good news too!
I guess every knitter has her (or his) own way of finding new techniques and tutorials. The web is a great source, and so are many very good reference books. But these resources lack usually one big thing, and that’s the comparison of techniques.
Now I’ve found a book which is nothing less than a huge, and I really mean HUGE bible, where everything you want to know or want to learn is described in detail.
Indeed, the title: The Principles of Knitting, by June Hemmons Hiatt.
700 Pages filled with everything you want to know. And the big difference with other reference books, is that this is not a book for quick answers. There is so much information, that it is more like a study book. What about 34 pages only about casting-on?!!
Sometimes the author uses her own words or definition, instead of more commonly used words, but I don’t really mind, because it is always clear what she means.
Aside from being a yarn-addict, I’ve always been very fond of books. So when both are joined in such a phenomenal book, I’m very happy.