We also did some book researching this weekend. Barnes and Noble sent us a coupon for an extra 15% off of any book in the store (in addition to our member’s discount of 10%), so we headed over there and took a look at some knitting books. I’ve been wanting to expand my reference section a little, and I’m at a point in my knitting where I want to learn some good solid pattern design theory. We spent a couple of hours sitting on the floor in front of the knitting books section, and ended up with Knitting in the Old Way, by Gibson-Roberts and Robson, and The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, by Clara Parkes. I’ve started the KBY, and it’s looking really good so far. I’ve heard rave reviews all around, so I’m pretty excited.

I was tempted by a few other books, namely those by the Yarn Harlot and the Reader’s Digest Knitter’s Handbook by Montse Stanley. Christmas is just around the corner, and I’ve had some questions about gift ideas, so I figured that maybe I should leave those until after the holidays, just in case.