Thursday, May 17, 2007

'Lace Books' or 'Knitting by Numbers'

I was wondering what to blog about today when I remembered I promised to tell you what books I have for lace knitting or knitted lace (it's all the same to me, although I do know it isn't).

I have other books (many, many, ... thinking of starting a library!) which have lace patterns in them, I have many individual patterns for shawls not in books, but that's a list of the books which are just on Lace Knitting or Knitted Lace.
If you were only going to buy one I'd recommend ...
Either 'Heirloom Knitting' for it's text book type layout, encouraging and detailed explanations and reference quality. When you get into it there's an easy conversational writing style, but, it is a little daunting for a beginner, and it sat on my shelf for many months before I used it.
Or 'Victorian Lace Today' for it's beautiful photography and for the fact that there are only 2 designs in it I wouldn't knit for myself if I had time, this book makes you want to learn how to knit lace, right now, today!
[Due to the blurry photo I have linked to amazon and for the o.o.p. one to eBay.]
Hmmm! Did Yarn snob say I was a stasher, books are another thing ... *blushes*


yarnsnob said...

you surprise me J!!! what else you stash?? you have a stash of knitted shawls!!! :)

Jacqui said...

I have a cross stitch stash (small by my standards, a few mags, a few books and lots of threads & 2 or 3 kits), a quilting stash (books & fabric), a cq stash (books & findings), dolls house stash (books & models and stuff- would happily gift this now, but who to?).

Feeling the need of a good clean out so maybe it's really time to destash - eck! What a scary idea!

yarnsnob said...

lol..its like a haberdashery warehouse in your home!!! I'd have fun!! sure its a home you live in and not a warehouse??? :)

yarnsnob said...

i've tagged you, check my blog