Have you seen this book? Nicky Epstein's Knitting Never Felt Better. It's great and is a must have for all of us who don't have enough knitting books. Personally I have loads of knitting books, but they look so nice on the shelf and are so very lovely to look through. I often browse the bookshelf and decide what to cast on next. More often than not I forget, or find something else the next day, changing my mind more often than I care to think. Fickle, that's me.
I love Nicky's books. I feel I can be informal and call her that rather than Mrs Epstein as she spoke to me once. Kathryn and I went to the Knitting and Stitching exhibition at Alexandra Palace and she was there signing books. Didn't buy any then - spent all money on yarn - but Nicky (there I go again!) admired my scarf. How kind, I thought, that this lady is admiring my clothes. It wasn't until we left the stand that Kathryn told me who it was. I had no idea she was a famous VIP, didn't recognise her. But I will next time Nicky, promise. I will be suitably awestruck in the presence of such greatness, I will creep and grovel and might even buy a book from you. Providing there's room left on the shelf of course!