Well, the ABC-Along started in January, so I'm a little behind. Between now and March 26th, I've got to get up to "E".
Here's my entry for "B". It shows about a third of my knitting and crocheting book collection:
In my mother's day, you went to the yarn store, picked out a sweater you liked, and got handwritten instructions or a poor-quality photocopy to bring home. Knitters who were willing to shell out a few more bucks had a fairly limited choice of magazines and pamphlets.
But today, the sky's the limit. Go to amazon.com, plug in the word "knitting" in the Books category and 9,481 results pop up. There are pattern books, technique books, stitch dictionaries, essay books, fiction centering on knitting, knitting calendars ... it's enough to make your head spin.
My husband thinks I have way too many books. He doesn't have a clue how bad it could really be.