The idea of needing people to knit with is an easy sell - even a lower-case 'k' knitter sees that knitting can be a solitary experience. Who doesn't enjoy spending time with like-minded people, learning from them, laughing with them and getting your knitting done at the same time?
Convincing knitters they need a personal, at-home, knitting library is more difficult. "Can I get a copy of that?" is much more commonly heard than " I must buy that book - that pattern - that magazine."
But let me tell you - when my inspiration button gets stuck, when my vision fades, when first attempts fail, I turn not only to my knitting friends,
but also to my personal, at-home, knitting library.
How much more difficulat would my knitting life be without the inspiration of expert knitters to guide me, direct me and lead me through the visionary process? How wonderful to have Sally Melville, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Deb Gemmell, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, Wendy Bernard, Stephanie Japel, and multiple magazines full of other wonderful 'K'nitters to pull onto my lap as I recline in an easy chair to do 'research'.