I had a chance to go to Half Price Books this week! I went with the hubster, though, so I had very limited time to spend browsing (he doesn’t last very long in a bookstore, 5 to 10 minutes max, whereas I could set up camp for a few days).
I knew exactly what I wanted to peruse: the knitting and quilting section.
I told myself only to buy one book, but, of course, I came home with two.
The legendary Stitch ‘n Bitch book. Discovered on the shelf, all alone and looking well used. This book is packed with info. I hope I have the patience and dedication to read and understand it.
I’m this close to deciding knitting is too complicated and it could be a frustrating waste of time for me. Hopefully, this book will help sway me in the other direction.
What I really want is a knitting class. That would be ideal.
The second book I came home with:
It has some really neat patterns and easy to follow instructions!
I love the color tones and texture of this one:
And the bright and cheer of this one:
The book graphs each pattern out, tells you how much yardage you need, and how to piece it all together.
I haven’t bought a book in quite a while, so I’ve been having fun leafing through these. It’s nice not having to stare at a glowing computer screen in order to get my quilting and knitting fix.
I still would really like to buy Material Obsession (discovered via 1/4 of an inch’s post about it), but alas, the bookstore did not have it, so the hunt continues!