not like i don’t have enough going on, with freelance work, school, family health issues, etc., but… i’m a library geek. this past week, yakima’s system added a metric ton of knitting books to the catalog. i just… i mean… i can’t even… it’s so many… most are still stuck in processing hell, but of the available ones, i already have 3 checked out.
and i even read 1: ‘cool knitting for kids’ by alex kuskowski. at only 32 pages (including title, copyright, table of contents, glossary, index, large type & tons of pictures). it has everything for getting started: tools of the trade, reading patterns & labels, holding needles, counting stitches, slipknots, casting on, knits, bind offs, whip-stitching, color dyeing w/kool-aid, & 3 project patterns (fingerless gloves, 2-color scarf, felted bag). it’s part of a series of ‘cool fiber arts’ for kids including crocheting, embroidery, needle felting, punch needling, and sewing.
next up are ‘entrelac 2: new techniques for interlace knitting’ & ‘chunky knits: 31 projects for you & your home, knit with bulky yarn.’