Lucy Neatby Knitting Essential DVDs
I just bought the Lucy Neatby "Knitting Essentials 1 & 2" DVDs. I got mine from Marsha White at the Needle Arts Bookshop, or of course you can get them direct from Lucy herself at Tradewind Knits.
You know, I didn't get these when they first came out -- Lucy was at the Kitchener-Waterloo Knitter's Fair last fall promoting them.....and of course I felt that I didn't need any instruction on knitting essentials. (Silly me!)
These are great videos -- very consise instructions with clear up-close photography.
So, I recommend these DVD's for their clear how-to instruction. I loved Lucy's happy stitches -- her way of describing the stitches was perfect and I can see how it would be very clear to a new knitter (and to us "old" knitters too!).
She doesn't do her steeks the way I would recommend for a traditional Shetland fair isle -- but again, she explains everything clearly, and shows how you can use a steek in your knitting to pre-plan cutting your knitting! (Versus just basting a cutting line and going for it -- she does this too!)
I can't wait to see what she does next (because she does say that there will be more), and Daisy gives them a 5 Cookie Rating!