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« on: October 13, 2006 11:44:57 AM »

I ordered Knitted Flowers on a whim, and I love it! Now, I would like to use a credit I have at Amazon to order another of her books... but I don't know which to choose. There is no bookstore near me, so I can't browse to see which I like best. I've read reviews online, but they pretty much all say "get this book!" and nothing about which is best. Her Knitting on the Edge, Knitting Over the Edge, and Knitted Embellishments all look interesting, and I think there is a new one coming up that can be preordered... Knitting Beyond the Edge, or something similar. I do hope to eventually invest in all of them, but which one would yall recommend that I buy first? Is there one you'd recommend over all of these? My favorite things to knit are hats and sweaters, and I also enjoy bags, but I'm really just interested in building up my knitting library right now... so other suggestions work, also. Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006 01:29:51 PM »

Personally I have all of the ones you mentioned. I think the most versatile is the knitted embellishments.  It has several of N.E.s flowers (I'm still waiting on my copy of Flowers Cheesy ) and lots of things that don't necessarily have to be on knitted things.. I've used several of her i-cord frogs on my sewn bags. I just keep going back to that one. That's my opinion anyway Cheesy. hope it helps you

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006 07:31:44 PM »

When I'm trying to make a decision regarding a knitting book purchase, I get a copy from my local library (where I work, so it is particularly convenient for me!) and spend at least a few days looking at it before making a decision.

Some books are super pretty and if you look at them on amazon or even in a book store they are just too enticing to refuse, but once they get home, they may remain on the shelf unused. I think a lot of libraries buy a good amount of knitting books so I'd definitely recommend borrowing them so you can spend some time trying to decide if you'd actually use them.


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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006 07:38:57 PM »

The only one I have is the Embellishments one and I love it.
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006 07:54:53 PM »

i am such a book whore.. Smiley

i have purchased the knitting on the edge and knitting over the edge.  i strongly recommend the knitted embellishments book if you are only going to purchase one.  it seems to have bits of all her books in this one volume. definately the best one to get. 


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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2006 08:20:58 PM »

I checked all out of the library and liked knitted embellishments best.

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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006 01:22:19 PM »

Okay, now you guys are making me want to get knitted embellishments - I was going to suggest knitting over the edge Cheesy

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