This Wednesday has behaved as if it were Monday. YUCK.
In honour of its confusion (I really only want one Monday each week thank you.) I’ll offer a quick fibrey book post.
While I’ve read articles on how dictionaries are being abandoned I’ve been on a quest to find the knitting stitch dictionary of my dreams. Several random dictionaries do indeed grace my shelves including, Mary Thomas’ Book of Knitting Patterns, but I do not feel that any of them are perfect for me.
Melanie may have changed that. Over the years I’ve discovered I’m a very picky knitter. I’ve been complaining to her for months that I want a good dictionary that fits my needs (for instance I do not need large sections devoted to colourwork as I am not a fan of knitting colourwork). She spoiled me last week and sent me this one which I believe is her favourite. I can see why, but is it 1000% perfect? No. However, even now with a quick skim through of it, I can say it’s one of the best I’ve seen for the way I want my personal stitch dictionary to be. By next Sunday when the next book review post will appear, I hope to share organized thoughts as to this book as to why it’s good and where it’s lacking (hint: I live for charts) so stay tuned.
to those who will ask, no, I do not own the wondrous tomes of Barbara Walker. I hope one day to have the problem of fitting them on my shelf, but I’m not in a rush. I’ll keep drooling over The Walker Treasury Project in the meantime and think that while they are indeed treasures, they are not the perfect dictionary for me.
How about you? Do you have a favourite stitch dictionary? How about for other fibrey crafts (crochet, weaving, stitching, etc) What aspects make them your favourites? Why?
I’m also looking for a crochet stitch dictionary. Feel free to nominate your favourites for me to review.