By Gwen W. Steege
Storey Publishing, $24.95, 320 pages
Every serious knitter knows there’s never enough time for everything. New patterns to make, new fibers to work with, new techniques to learn … the possibilities are countless and the to-do list endless, but that didn’t stop knitting enthusiast Gwen Steege from trying to compile them all together in one book, The Knitter’s Life List. This is definitely not your typical knitting book, but anyone who picks it up will find themselves inexplicably drawn to it. You won’t find page after page of patterns here. Instead, the pages of this book are filled with ideas to research on your own, from individual designers to exciting new yarns to specific patterns that are worth seeking out on your own. There are some valuable tips and techniques to be found here, as well as fascinating interviews with big names in the knitting world and tons of beautiful pictures and illustrations. The conversational tone used throughout makes this book very inviting for knitters of all levels of experience, while the wealth of information and ideas keep readers eagerly turning the pages to find out what’s next. Knitters of every stripe can find something to love here!
Reviewed by Holly Scudero