My not-mom bought me this:
Because she knows me too well.
She sees me at her Stitch 'N Bitch meetings with little scraps of paper that have my patterns on them.
She's seen me unravel a sweater for the 1396920th time because I'm too lazy to check my gauge.
I have a lot of commissions to do right now and because I respect the work of others by abiding their "don't make these to sell" rule which is attached to some patterns, this book is gonna come in handy.