Crafty BooksEarlier today, Victoria (AKA @sfgirlbybay) tweeted a link to a great post about why books need bloggers. And over on her blog, Cirilia posted a photo of her crafty books and listed her favourites. We should all do this!

Here are my crafts books (most of them). They’re not going to live in this book case forever, but we’re still in the midst of making sense out of our stuff, and books fall into the category of there-are-too-many-and-we-don’t-know-where-to-put-them-all-so-we-postpone-decision-making-indefinitely. I should consider de-stashing, really. But I love them all. Even the ones I that break my heart.

It’s hard for me to choose favourites, so here are simply some notable ones:

  1. The Knitter’s Book of Yarn, by Clara Parkes (such good info, with lovely patterns)
  2. 200 Crochet Blocks, by Jan Eaton (one of the first books I was sent to review on CrochetMe.com)
  3. Quilting for Dummies (bought when we decided to make our chuppah when we got married, and we had never quilted)
  4. Weekend Knitting, by Melanie Falick (the first knitting book that made me swoon)
  5. Brave New Knits, by Julie Turjoman (I love the profiles of new and established designers and their online presence)
  6. Crochet History and Technique, by Lis Paludan (the definitive work)
  7. Loop-d-Loop, by Teva Durham (Teva is an inspiring genius)
  8. Last-Minute Knitted Gifts, by Joelle Hoverson (a classic, for good reason)
  9. Okay, yes, there’s the section where I keep my books (I wrote them, therefore they are notable to me)
  10. There’s also the section of Japanese crafts books (these make my heart sing)

Oh man. On any given day this list would look different.

Your turn! Show your crafts books and tell about your favourites.