|LOVe Shawlette, pattern by Anne Hanson available on PDF from http://knitspot.com/, Softie Lite yarn by Kimmet Croft (25% angora, 75% merino)|
With the exception of any book by Nancy Bush, Cookie A, Barbara Walker, Melissa Leapman, Laura Irwin, or Clara Parkers, my knitting book-buying future is going to be books on techniques/stitch dictionaries. I am not going to renew my subscription to Vogue Knitting.
What I am going to do is buy PDFs of knitting patterns, since the internet now makes it possible to buy only the patterns I want. Some designers who sell only PDFs do not always sell individual designs but bundle a collection of designs. I wish they wouldn't. Mandatory bundling has kept me from purchasing several times. I would rather be given the possibility of either buying an individual pattern or a specially-priced bundle.
|LOVe Shawlette, made for my sister in the smaller or scarf size|
For storage, I print out the pattern and store it in a plastic sleeve filed in a binder. The plastic sleeve keeps the pattern clean and together. More importantly, the sleeve has the three-hole punch on it so I don't have to punch holes in the pages themselves. I have two binders. One binder is for Feet and Head (socks, hats), the other is everything else.