I have checked out so many knitting books in the past few weeks I think I am in knitting college. It's so much like metal work, once you dig a little deeper things start to really get interesting. I have 2 books on cables, one on knitwear designers, one on radical knitting, one of just scarves that has been more interesting than I thought it would be, and one of menswear. Oh, and the history of socks. I knew it was all out there, I just hadn't had the time yet to look.