I love her books! I have 3 out of four-actually my mother has them right now! I love reading her books-they have some great tips, but even more I just enjoy her easy going style and approach to knitting. I think I have 'loosened up" (about knitting that is! lol) so to speak since reading her work.
I have Knitting w/o Tears; Knitting Around: and Knitting Workshop. You know what, I may actually have the Almanac too ...
Have fun when they come- I think you'll really enjoy them!