Well, yes, I could stand to lose
more than a few el-bees, but I am talking about a book diet! I have been stuffing my fat face with new books lately and it is leaving me very little $$ for yarn (or food, or gas, or…). Here is a sampling of the books I have on order:
This delectable book is due out in October and was written by my blog friend Romi Hill. I couldn’t diss her by bypassing her book, now could I?
The next sweet lil morsel is brand new and co-authored by someone I know IN PERSON: Kari Cornell. Kari is a member of the knitters guild and will be talking about this book at our meeting on Tuesday, May 20.
Again, would it not be rude to diss a member of the guild?
Okay, another luscious tidbit (tres cher, like high quality sushi) is this acquisition:
And like sushi, an acquired taste — there are some German patterns, translated into Japanese with a few English pages thrown in for reference! I feel like I’m in a WWII movie. There is a pattern that I am very interested in which I will describe in a later post, I’m sure ;). Yvonne asked for the source of this book: I bought it from Lacis ($67 plus handling).
This is bad, very bad! Each book contains potential projects and another trip deeper down the rabbit hole. My bookcase is overflowing. Where will it end?
Now, many of you are probably thinking: why doesn’t Susan just go to the library like all frugal/smart people do? One phrase stops me in my tracks: OOP — out of print! G-r-r-r-r-r! So many great knitting books go OOP and become a) unavailable and b) highly sought after.
I decided to take my dad’s advice: buy every copy they have before the hoarders get them!