Since I know I have a few knitters on my FL:
I'm contemplating trying out knitting -- I used to do it a little when I was a kid (very basic, i.e. I can make a scarf, is all), and I want something to occupy my hands while I watch all my tv.
Any good book recs? I only know knit and purl, nothing fancy, no idea of any sort of patterns or techniques. So I think I'm looking for something that has good explanations of how to do various things, as well as a book with cool, contemporary clothing patterns.