So I took a trip to B&N. After browsing through the craft books section, I had an idea what knitting reference books are available. Then I went to various knitting groups and forums to see what the knitters think. Finally, I bought this on ebay. Actually I have checked out the Vogue Knitting handbook from the library. I think it is pretty good too.
While browsing in B&N, I picked up this:
With this, I can save the trouble of looking for sweater patterns for Husband. He just likes plain stockinette stitch. I am also thinking I can try my hand on designing sweater patterns for myself ... and this book will be of great help.
Talking about books, Yarn Harlot's book is a hot item among knitters recently. I have a confession to make. I still don't have At Knit's End. Mmm ... actually I have two confessions to make. The other one is that yesterday I went to Border's and saw several copies of Yarn Harlot's book. But instead of buying it, I bought this. I didn't mean any disrepect for Yarn Harlot, I did read a few pages of her book and thought it was good ... but I didn't have the motivation to buy it yet. And I think many of you would understand when you see an Alice Starmore book in the bookstore sold for a MSRP price, you just don't have to think, right?
P.S. For those of you living in Silicon Valley and are still looking for a copy of At Knit's End, you can go to the Border's in Sunnyvale. There were about 10 copies yesterday. Good luck.