Jan 31, 2014

Knitting And Crochet Books From The Library

Thanks to the Internet there are a lot of free resources online for knitting and crochet addicts like me who always want to learn more. From YouTube tutorials to free knitting patterns, as long as you have a working Internet connection, nothing can stop a knitter who owns yarn, however, sometimes it's nice to unplug and learn a new skill without having to glue your eyes to a computer or smartphone screen.

Being on a limited budget I don't buy many knitting books, but I know of a place I can always get a good reference book for little or no money: my local library's fee is €5 for one year, and my children can borrow books there for free as long as I am a member, so I have a good reason not to spend a lot of money while still reading books.

I used to borrow only novels, until I discovered the reference books aisle of my library, and this is what I came home with 3 weeks ago (and sadly have to return, but I will renew one of them for an extra 3 weeks because I hardly got the chance to open it):

The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques - Jan Eaton

100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet - Lesley Stanfield

Crochet to Go! - Ellen Gormley
 I bet the librarian thinks I'm a little mad!

If you are planning on buying knitting, crochet, or reference books for any other hobby you may have, but don't know which ones are the best for you, just have a look in your local library, there might be a book you've wanted to buy that turns up not to be that useful and would have wasted money on if you had bought it, or you might find a book you can't live (or knit) without and decide to buy it, like I did with my Knitter's Bible:

The Knitter's Bible - Claire Crompton

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