I purchased this DVD because I thought I might see what I already knew from a different angle. I had no idea how packed with information and ideas "Art of Knitting" is.
The first five minutes paid for the effort. And I had no idea that it would go on for hours and hours. You need to have plenty of coffee ready and forget about doing any thing else the day you start to watch this DVD.
It is organized like an animated magazine with articles and sub-articles to those. Each is well titled and gives further reading or viewing references. Like a magazine not everyone will be interested in every section; yet you can always fine something and much is serendipity.
Not everything is physically knitting yet they go trough all types of knitting forms. There is a quick section on the difference in holding thread as in American vs. Continental. If you ever watch any Agatha Christy miss Marple movies with Joan Hickson then you get a good dose of Continental or European knitting methods.
Everyone knows that the process of knitting is just mechanical; you can do most while watching TV or holding a conversation. But what to knit, what looks good, and what works well as clothing, accessories or art is an other matter. We even get a crash course in color psychology.
If I covered everything on this DVD it would take a book. And this is just one of a series.
It is safe to say this is one of the best investments you could make.
I found this video very good in most places. I am a visual person, I can read books on knitting, but I have trouble understanding. This video actually shows you of how to knit. They do it step by step and shows up of what happens when you make mistakes.
The only problem I have is that there were scenes where you can hear the background noise better than the person speaking. So you had to listen really well to what they were saying.
There is so much information on this DVD, you'll enjoy every minute. I understand there are more to come and I can't wait for the next one. This DVD not only covers knitting, but other valuable information about yarn and guilds and other information that I found absolutely invaluable and fun to listen to while I knit.