[knitting] Gripe, gripe.
Mom got me the Stitch n' Bitch Knitter's Design Journal. There are some very nice things about it and others that range from hideous to merely "What was she thinking??" ("She" being Debbie Stoller, not Mom. As one of the Amazon reviews commented, the book comes in shrinkwrap so you can't tell what you're getting ahead of time.)( lots of words on what's wrong with it and some on what's rightCollapse )
Overall, I do plan on using the book, and have used it a bit already. It's just a shame that it's a) ugly and b) containing a lot of pages which are useless to me. I guess I could paste photocopies of more useful stuff over the basics. Come to think of it, I could also glue a nice, opaque piece of fabric over the outside cover, too. Except that then the equally obnoxious band wouldn't fit around it.