Look what I found today at my local book store, The Principles of Knitting, the only copy they had, so I'm very lucky indeed. This is the best knitters reference book every published, the first edition was released in 1988 and this completely revised and updated second edition was released in February 2012. A true knitters bible written by June Hemmons Hiatt, it is a five star textbook of handknitting. So many methods and techniques all in one book, love it! If you are a serious knitter who loves to learn all you can about knitting to improve your finished product and your joy when knitting you need this book. It is full of great written instructions, photos, diagrams and drawings so you can learn everything you will ever need to know about knitting. Can't wait to takes this big tome to bed and read and read and read. Are you all jealous yet. You should be. Here is the Australian publishers page about this book and you can even peek inside.