the pictorial guide

Jane recently posted a second hand book find that thrilled me: the Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Knitting . I've never even seen this book in real life, I didn't even know of it's existence. Now, though, I must have a copy of my very own. You see I have it's sister book: [photopress:pictorialguide1.jpg,full,pp_image]

I've had this book since I was in primary school, maybe since I was about 9 years old. I've read every word over and over, and pored intently overy every picture. This book taught me embroidery stitches, rudimentary pattern drafting, suggested that I could alter clothes, and even design my own knitting. I love it's creative, and as Jane highlights, stylish side. So here is a little pictorial peek inside (click thumbnails to enlarge).

[photopress:pictorialguide2.jpg,full,pp_image][photopress:pictorialguide7.jpg,thumb,centered][photopress:pictorialguide8.jpg,thumb,centered][photopress:pictorialguide6.jpg,thumb,centered][photopress:pictorialguide3.jpg,thumb,centered][photopress:pictorialguide4.jpg,thumb,centered][photopress:pictorialguide5.jpg,thumb,centered] Every single thing about this book comforts me, perhaps the smell most of all. It's been in my parent's house for the last few years with out me, but I looked it out, and the smell of it sitting next to me as I type is oddly comforting.

Speaking of comforting, here is a pictorial guide to my own knitting.

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I'm planning on doing pictorial guides to the spiralling stripe technique, and the tubular cast on method I used for stripy, tomorrow. It's too dark now, and my heads to fuzzed up with the first day back at uni. The spiralling stripes is a different technique from the jogless join, which works great with wider stripes, but isn't so jogless for anything involving 2 rows or less.

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