It's a Wrap
I've just returned from Cincinnati where my co-author Dorothy Ratigan and I spent a week with our editor and her team photographing step-by-step techniques for our forthcoming book Knitting Know-How. Something that I've sort of known for quite some time has been confirmed: Knitting is an evolving craft, and just when I think I know at least most of what there is to know, I learn something new.
We've been working on our manuscript for many months, constantly rereading, revising and adding new material when necessary. We arrived for the photo shoot thinking we had it nailed, but as we worked through the text, we came up with more things to add. For example, while shooting a chapter of cast-on techniques, I realized one technique is perfect to use with beads. Fortunately, we were allowed to add to the bead-knitting chapter. We will have one more opportunity to add new material, and then we need to stop and call the book "done." We will no doubt continue to learn and figure out more ways to manipulate yarn with our needles, so the lesson learned is that there is no such thing as a complete guide to knitting ... and for that I'm grateful.
There is always so much more to discover about knitting!
Editor of Creative Knitting newsletter
Judith Durant loves to knit and to write, and writing about knitting is the best. She has authored, co-authored and edited many books about knitting and beadwork, including Never
Knit Your Man a Sweater, Knit One, Bead Too and the best-selling One-Skein Wonders series. She is currently co-authoring a technique book with Dorothy T. Ratigan
titled Knitting Know-How: Techniques, Lessons and Projects for Every Knitter's Library, which will be published in July 2012.
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