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knitting book rant

How am I supposed to know whether I want to buy a book of knitting patterns if I can't see photos of the patterns? The publishers' web sites, Amazon, and the yarn companies' web sites usually show photos of one or maybe even up to six patterns, but most of the books contain lots more patterns than that. Yes, I can go to my LYS* to look at books, but they usually don't have every book I want to look at.


*local yarn store

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karenkay
Mar. 25th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
I use the library and interlibrary loan.
firecat
Mar. 25th, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
I ordered from the library the ones they had, but they didn't have all of the ones I wanted to look at. I haven't gotten as far as interlibrary loan. *stomp* I want them now!
karenkay
Mar. 25th, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know what you mean.

I have, in the past, "compromised" and bought a used on on half.com, but I've always been disappointed. Most of them are books I'm not going to make things out of RIGHT NOW, even though I want to see the book right now. But it's very hard to remind myself of that.

(I have ILL in my Bookmarks Toolbar, that's how important a resource I consider it. We can do this all online, which is very convenient.)
shryve
Mar. 25th, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
Ample-Knitters
Hi

This is in my Fat Acceptance links list and they do mention free patterns

Ample-Knitters

http://www.ample-knitters.com/


William
firecat
Mar. 25th, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Ample-Knitters
Thanks - I am on that list. It's an excellent resource.
punkmom
Mar. 26th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Humm, unless it's bleeding edge new, might be that one of your knitting friends has it and can either loan, or at least review it. Most of us junkies have far too many books on our craft habits
firecat
Mar. 26th, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Good idea, why didn't I think of that? (I'm so antisocial!)
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