A few days ago I ordered the book "Knitting with Balls - a hands-on guide to knitting for the modern man". It just arrived yesterday.
I was really looking forward to this book, but unfortunately it's just aweful, franky even insulting.
The author of the book must assume that male knitters are effeminate.
Also, half of the patterns are completely useless and seem to be there just to take up space. The other half are either geared toward gay men (not that there is anything wrong with that, but it certainly doesn't suit me) or are nothing you can't get elswhere for free.
The most infuriating thing is that the pattern for sweater on the cover (which actually looks great) is NOT included in the book.
I'd like to go into more detail, but I didn't want to be too negative. I just wanted to warn others that might be considering purchasing this book.
I'll be happy to answer any questions anyone might have about this book.