Bookfinder reports that The Principles of Knitting by June Hiatt, a “Voluminous reference on knitting techniques”, is the tenth-most-requested out of print book of 2004: BookFinder.com Journal: Top 10 out of print books of 2004.
(thanks to H2Oboro library blog.)
I haven’t posted about knitting in a long time. Earlier this fall I made a pumpkin cap for my nephew Russell. It’s quite a cute hat, and I learned a nice technique in the way the little brim is made. I’m adapting it for a Christmas hat I put on the needles yesterday. Here we are visiting Walden Pond.
By Bernadette Murphy. Not in any way a zen book, but the subtitle is accurate. She gets self-indulgent at times, but many of the women she talks to are very interesting (and they are all women).
I finished the lace shawl I’ve been knitting for my friend Barbara. Yahoo! It’s from a Lily Chin pattern in a purple Shetland wool. I’ll post photos in a couple of days.
I’ve got an itch to do some knitting with some friends, so I’m inviting members of my Quaker meeting to consider doing a charity knitting project. The charities on my list to consider so far: Afghans for Afghans, American Friends Service Committee material aid program, Children in Common, Haley House, and MGH Cancer Center chemo hats.
Folk Vests: 25 Knitting Patterns and Tales from Around the World by Cheryl Oberle is a nicely done book with lots of ideas. Much like Oberle’s Knitted Shawls, most of the patterns aren’t actually patterns for Japanese or African, etc. knitted vests but are rather patterns for knitted vests inspired by international textiles.
By Anna Zilboorg. Quirky and idiosyncratic manifesto on independent, creative knitting. Great photos of her recommended techniques.
Tomorrow I’ll be on the Acela to Philadelphia for a board meeting at Pendle Hill for the weekend. What knitting to take? Do I take only the lace shawl or also the mindless-knitting shawl? Which takes more room?