I (gasp) didn’t read any Anne McCaffrey this past week. I needed a reading break from all the wonderful Potter (which I’m contemplating rereading along with Ender’s Game) and have been playing with various glasses and found which pair I can currently see with.
The Complete DMC Encyclopedia of Needlework (1996) by Theresa deDillmont
I picked up this book when I picked up Vogue Sock Knitting a few weeks ago. This was a really good buy for me. I don’t have any reference books on embroidery, lace, or uhm.. crochet. I wish there were photos instead of black and white drawings but there is quite a bit in the small volume.
Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson
I loved the Mars trilogy (I have a thing for eco-based sci-fi alternate reality type books) and have been meaning to read this new trilogy since it was first published. Wow. I will look for the next book, Fifty Degrees Below, tomorrow. I strongly strongly recommend this book. I must say it was a little disturbing to finish it yesterday and then get caught in the torrential rainstorms we did on Sunday.
The week before I also finished but forgot to write about two knitting books.
Domiknitrix by Jennifer Stafford
No Pattern Knits: Simple Modular Techniques for Making Wonderful Garments and Accessories by Pat Ashforth
Are two fun books which hopefully will help knitters break out of the shell of blindly following patterns. I laughed through Domiknitrix and think that No Pattern Knits has great wearable patterns.