Oh my god. y'all. Have you seen this?
Well, I don't think I need to inform you guys of my level of excitement here. I can not wait to get my grubby man hands on this thing.
I haven't been super impressed with the pattern books for men that have come out in the last little while. Either the patterns are a stretch that no man, gay or straight, is really going to leave the house in, or the entire premise of the book is entirely degrading to women. I am frightened by a woman who follows "The Rules" and knits hideous sweater vests for dorky looking guys in order to trap them into some kind of temporary "I guess I can't do any better" legally binding union.
Granted, I've only knit two patterns from my SnB books, but this one will change everything! I may knit all forty-five! Okay, most likely not. I'll probably find two or three patterns (at best) that I will completely change to my liking. It's the principle of the matter.
I was knitting (sort of) before I read SnB, but I never knit anything well or that anybody would want to use. No more acrylic afghan squares! Debbie Stoller rocked my face off and there was no turning back. This led to Melanie Falick, Teva Durham and Elizabeth Zimmerman when I realized that my taste ran more to the classic than the punk rock. While sometimes more difficult to wear than to knit, Kaffe Fasset's designs always inspire me to try something more interesting.
I digress. I'm really hoping that this book is good. You should probably get it. Knit for yourself, your boyfriend/husband/houseboy/gimp or whatever you've got. I'm sure he'll like it.