|Cool Knitters Finish in Style: Make your stitches smile! by Lucy Neatby|
|Colour by Edith Anderson Feisner|
|Bohus Stickning by Ulla Häglund|
Den allersidste nyerhvervelse har jeg byttet mig til, for den talentfulde Kaae havde en spændende bog i overskud og lyst til også at eje en sort t-shirt magen til hendes hvide. Bytte bytte happy happy.
|Traditional Knitting Patterns: from Scandinavia, the British Isles,
France, Italy and Other European Countries by James Norbury
Så er jeg da kommet en smule nærmere på det der strikkebibliotek.
A wise woman recently convinced me of the importance of having a good library of knitting andother relevant books (honestly I was not very hard to convince).
It suits me really well to have a lot of good sources of information, inspiration and help me along when I’m working on a knitting design.
Hmm, this sounds a little too grand, when I write it.
But this kind of question does occupy my brain now and then, I must admit …
When can you (read: I) with justification call yourself a knitwear designer?
When can you rightly call a collection of knitting books a library?
I’m really far from the latter, but hopefully closer to being able to call myself a knitwear designer. I’d certainly like to.
Well, back on topic.
I am painfully aware that part of why I prefer seamless knitting patterns (own and others’) is that I’m not very good at seaming and other such finishings.
It is not the main reason, nor even a big reason why I prefer seamless knits, but the fact is that I am a much better knitter than I am seamer or finisher. This has to change now, and I’ve heard that Lucy Neatby is the lady who can help me.
I have a special interest in Scandinavian knitting traditions and especially in the Danish, which must exist, but is not very known. I am told that Knitting in the Nordic Tradition by Vibeke Lind is a particularly fantastic book, and therefore I felt theurge to own it.
Unfortunately, the book has long since been discontinued by the publisher. It is also hard to find at reasonably prices second hand one (at least in Danish), so I struck immediately when I found a good used copy in the English translation for sale for a song (on alibris.co.uk). It’s a while ago, but now the book has finally arrived. It once belonged to a library in the U.S. which I think it really is rather charming – probably mainly because I also got it so cheap.
In a wonderful bookstore somewhere in Sweden, I came across this amazing book on color theory, which is an eternally fascinating subject for me. None of the books I found in the library covers the subject half as well as this. Or present is half as well visually.
And then at the Bohus Län Museum in Uddevalla, I got the chance to add to another Bohus book to my tiny collection. In reality I don’t thing exists any other books on the topic than the two I now own.
I got my very last new acquisition in a trade with the talented Kaae. She had a spare copy of an interesting book and would like to own a black version of her white t-shirt. A happy trade.