So I'll just start this off by admitting that I'm typing it during the Royal wedding. Yeah, I got up at 3 a.m. to watch; total girl move. But at least I'm also knitting (or writing about it).
One of my goals for this year is to knit from patterns I have instead of buying new ones. It may have become easier in recent weeks for me to meet that goal.
Most unfortunately, our preferred chain book vendor, Borders, isn't doing well and has closed quite a few stores around us with ever increasing discounts. I refrained from buying until discounts hit 40%. Originally, I had a list of 6-7 books which I was interested in purchasing, if available. Then discounts grew... and some of the final books were 70% off. I may have ended up with more than seven books.
In fact, if it weren't for all the squirrels that I find while looking at your blogs, I could likely knit for years from the books I bought... what do you think?
Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns - because indie dyers are my weakness
Favorite Socks - because you all make beautiful socks
Around the World in Knitted Socks (on the original list)
Knitting the Perfect Pair
Socks from the Toe Up - for that goal of toe up socks, also on the original list
The Big Book of Socks - with a recipe for baby socks!
The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques - not in Ravelry??
maybe I can avoid the armpit holes next time
Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac, commemorative edition - my first EZ book!
And lest you think I only bought knitting books, there were many other books purchased too, including the 14th and 15th book in a mystery series I love (don't read too far, just get the first book!). Yeah, Partner and I may be a bit book-crazy by nature. As in, going to bookstores is a date night for us.