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2009 in Review

First, I want to thank everyone for coming–it’s readers like you that make this so worthwhile.

This definitely includes the publishers who were kind enough to send me review copies: Interweave Press (who were very generous indeed), XRX Books, Nomad Press, Voyageur Press, Wiley Publishing, Ten Speed Press, Potter Craft, Rustling Leaf Press, and Watson-Guptill Publications. Not to mention the individual authors who made sure I got copies of their books. Yes, I did buy some books of my own this year, and yes, I wrote reviews from my existing collection, but a great proportion of the newer books were given as review copies and I am very grateful.

Also, thank you to the authors who let me interview them–it was great fun every time. Wendy D. Johnson, Clara Parkes, and Janel Laidman. These are such a treat, I must do more interviews in 2010.

Mostly, of course, thank you for reading (grin).

So! Let’s Recap the reviews we did this year, shall we? Just in case you missed any of them.


Knit to be Square by Vivian Høxbro (Interweave Press)
Knitter’s Guide to Combining Yarn by Kathleen Greco and Nick Greco (C&T Publishing)
One Skein by Leigh Radford (Interweave Press)
French Girl Knits by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes (Interweave Press)
Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot (XRX Books)


Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby (XRX Books)
Crochet Bouquet by Suzann Thompson (Lark Books)
The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie McCuin (Interweave Press)
Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti (St. Martin’s Press)
Twisted Sister’s Sock Workbook by Lynne Vogel (Interweave Press)


Simple Style by Ann Budd (Interweave Press)
For the Love of Knitting by Kari Cornell, Editor (Voyageur Press)
Wendy Knits by Wendy D. Johnson (Plume Books)
Interview with Wendy Johnson of Wendy Knits
Knitting On/Over/Beyond the Edge by Nicky Epstein (Sixth and Spring Books)
Fiber Gathering by Joanne Seiff (Wiley Press)
Sock Innovation by Cookie A. (Interweave Press)


Living the Country Lifestyle for Dummies (Wiley Publishing)
Japanese-Inspired Knits by Marianne Isager (Interweave Press)
One Ball Knits: Purses by Fatema, Khadija, and Hajera Habibur-Rahman (Watson-Guptill Publications)
Colorwork Stitches by Susie Johns, editor (Interweave Press)


Ethnic Knitting Exploration: Lithuania, Iceland, and Ireland by Donna Druchunas (Nomad Press)
Knitting in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts & Deborah Robson (Nomad Press)
Knitting in the Sun by Kristi Porter (Wiley Press)
Mother-Daughter Knits by Sally Melville & Caddy Melville Ledbetter (Potter Craft)
Feminine Knits by Lene Holme Samsoe (Interweave Press)


Knit It Together by Suzyn Jackson, Editor (Voyageur Press)
Spin Control by Amy King (Interweave Press)
New Knits on the Block by Vickie Howell (Sterling Publishing Company)
The Art of Fair Isle Knitting by Ann Feitelson (Interweave Press)


Classic Knits by Marianne Isager (Interweave Press)
Arctic Lace by Donna Druchunas (Nomad Press)
Romantic Hand Knits by Annie Modesitt (Potter Craft)
Start Spinning: The Video by Maggie Casey (Interweave Press)
New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One by Cat Bordhi (Passing Paws Press)


Knitted Comfort for the Sole by Lena Maikon (Leisure Arts)
Spinning in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts (Nomad Press)
Knitted Gifts by Ann Budd (Interweave Press)
Seven Things That Can Make or Break a Sweater by Margaret E. Fisher (Vanduki Press)
Knitter’s Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes (Potter Craft)
Design It. Knit It. by Debbie Bliss (Sixth and Spring)


Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore (Dover Publications)
Stitch ‘n Bitch by Debbie Stoller (Workman Publishing)


The New Stranded Colorwork by Mary Scott Huff (Interweave Press)
Interview with Clara Parkes
All New Homespun Handknit by Amy Clarke Moore (Interweave Press)
Knitter’s Book of Wool by Clara Parkes (Sixth and Spring)
Interview with Janel Laidman
Swing, Swagger, and Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith (XRX Publishing)


Vintage Knits for Modern Babies by Hadley Fierlinger (Ten Speed Press)
The Enchanted Sole by Janel Laidman (Rustling Leaf Press)


400 Knitting Stitches (Potter Craft)
Mindful Knitting by Tara Jon Manning (Tuttle Publishing)
A History of Handknitting by Richard Rutt (Interweave Press)
Two videos. “Classic to Creative Knit Cables with Kathy Zimmerman” and “Introduction to Fair Isle: The Ivy League Vest with Eunny Jang (Interweave Press)

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