I'm excited by a couple of books I just brought home from the library. The Essential Stitch Collection by Lesley Stanfield & Melody Griffiths has easy to follow and well photographed patterns and charts for 300 different knit stitches. Knitting Lace by Susanna E. Lewis is one I just might have to buy. Our library didn't have a copy, so I received it through interlibrary loan from the Lee County Library System. The book is based on a 19th-century sampler of knitted lace that resides at the Brooklyn Museum. The sampler is 15 feet long and averages 3-1/2 inches wide, featuring 91 different patterns.
I wish interlibrary loan had succeeded in getting me Knitted Lace Designs of Herbert Neibling, but only one library in WorldCat owned it and they weren't willing to share. I learned about that book while reading Franklin Habit's blog, The Panopticon. That's another for my Amazon wish list.