I am not in the habit of writing book reviews but this one is absolutely necessary. Last night I stumbled across Nicky Epstein's Knitting on Top of the World while perusing my local library shelves.
I am also not one to call books "gems" but this one is. An absolute diamond of a find.
As I have started to design more, I've realized that many patterns in the knitting books I find can be easily duplicated, changed, or knit patternless. Sometimes I wonder, pessimistically, if there are any new designs to be made at all. Nicky's book, though, is exceptionally unique. Her patterns are challenging, glamorous, steeped in cultural history AND could be see strutting down the runway. She is, undoubtably, a master knitter and designer. I feel inspired, challenged, and excited to knit this book cover to cover!
No worries, friends. I will definitely be bringing it to knitting group this Saturday.