Windfall! For Christmas, I got a substantial amount on a gift card from my students - one of the perks of being a much-respected high school English teacher - and, of course, I want to splurge and purchase some knitting books. What I have so far:
Knitting for Dummies
Knitting from the Top by Barbara Walker
Wrap Style by Pam Allen
The Sweater Workshop by Jacqueline Fee
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book
Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti
So, knitsters, what other books do you recommend? What have you found to be indispensable tomes in your knitting library? Just so you know, I'm interested in garments more than I am in doodads (so no knit art or stuffed toys for me) and my skill ability is between the realm of "oh, i can read patterns and follow directions (especially Amy's ) and have finished multiple scarves and two shrugs" and "holy moly, I can't follow that intarsia pattern to save my life and DPNs scare the bejeezus outta me".
I think I want to get Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns but don't know if I want to invest in all 4. Plus, aside from swatches, I don't think I'm advanced enough to design garments so I don't know how useful they'd be at this point. Ditto Vogue's Stitchionary. But both books are soooo tempting...
I'll stop rambling now and post this and see what you folks come up with. Thanks loads!