Ismarah just asked for some suggestions for good knitting books for a lapsed knitter-- my first two recommendations are:
Yarn Harlot-- Knitting Rules
The Yarn Girls' Guide to the Basics
I'd especially like something like the Yarn Girls' Guide to the Basics without quite the hefty price tag to recommend-- the patterns really ARE basics--but they're classic and very useful. I use their little kid pattern books ALL THE TIME--and, again, just basic stuff, so I obviously like the format.
But you all knit--you all have your favorites-- what suggestions do you have?