Friday, October 31, 2008

My knitting "library"

Each year for the past few years I've posted a picture or two of my knitting "library" - and it's that time of year again! It's all tidy and organised by height (pretty much) now - apparently a neat bookshelf helps sell a house (I wish!).
And I find it's grown a bit over the past 12 months - I've added another half a shelf (give or take a bit). I'm not sure if that's because there are a lot more knitting books (that I want to buy) being released, or if it's because I discovered Kinokuniya has a great crafting books section, or if it's because (as my mum would say) my eyes are bigger than my belly.
I suspect it's a combination of each of those reasons.

Now don't ask me how many of these books I've knitted something from - but I have queued a lot of patterns (and I may have a lot of yarn allocated for these projects too, but shhh don't tell)!!

14 comments:

m1k1 said...

My knitting books also have bits of paper sticking out of them. I wonder what it can mean?

m1k1 said...

btw if you would like another one, i have one to give away. i will post details later tonight

Bells said...

one of the things I love best about visiting you is the library. I love it.

This does make you a hard person to buy books for though!

You must take me to that shop some day.

the artful little minx said...

the important thing is that they are there if you need them - not whether you have knitted from them!

at least, that's what I keep telling myself as the collection grows!

kgirl said...

oh, I'm a dill - in case you're wondering the comment above is from me - I forgot to change users, d'oh!

MadMad said...

There are so many great books, aren't there? I'm tempted by a couple now... and knitpicks has a 40 percent off sale that ends today. I should just succumb...

Sarah said...

I just recently put all my knitting books together and was shocked at how many I've acquired but I haven't got anything on you so I feel free to buy some more now :o)

Rachael said...

my knitting library is very scary, loading them all into Ravelry made me nearly faint...the good dollar value and amazon put paid to that....not any more though, no CC, shitty $$..but theres so many good ones coming out....
BUT, having said that, how have you found Maon-Dixon the 2nd? Would you mind reviewing it? I am very tempted to orde it from Booktopia, but want to know if it's really, really worth it.
Cheers!

Donna Lee said...

I realized last night I need another shelf or at least a half because I have stuffed the books in sideways and all over the place. Not counting the binders with the patterns sticking out.

Lynne said...

Nice library. Mine is very small by comparison. I haven't looked in Kinokuniya but bookdepostory.co.uk has a great selection [and free shipping to Aust].

Georgie said...

I love books of all persuasions, and am unspeakably envious of your collection. If I visit you house be prepared to a)not see me for several hours while I drool over them and b) search my bags as I leave!

Ann said...

My library is growing too & in fact, I have just got a new & bigger shelf to accomodate all the books & mags. My mum has the same saying too!

kim said...

My library is getting nuts. I finally figured out that I don't need to print EVERY pattern. I can just save it to a thumb drive... It's getting better, but the books are still a temptation.

Carol said...

All those books and yet it's all so neat, I'm majorly impressed. I don't dare show you the cupboard that houses my recipe books.