I have a horse. I don't have to feed him or clean out his stall, but I do ride him once in a while. His name is High. I've been on my horse recently.
One of the requirements for part 1 of the Master Knitter course is a 2-4 page, single-spaced report on Blocking Knitted Items. Feeling like I'm back in college, I pulled out all my knitting books and began the research. Quickly I realized that while some books had lots to say about blocking, others had none or very little. I was appalled by one in particular, "Finishing Techniques for Hand Knitters," by Sharon Brant, which devotes a three sentence paragraph to the topic. Surely a book titled, Finishing Techniques....... should be expected to cover blocking fairly thoroughly, since blocking is the finishing technique which makes all the difference in whether a garment or item looks "home made" or "expertly hand crafted." (There are other problems with this book, which I won't go into here).
So I've been on my high horse, ranting to anyone who will listen. Finally, I posted a review of the book on Amazon.com (where I'd purchased it), and sent an e-mail to Rowan Yarns, who employ Ms. Brant as a teacher and designer.
Bottom Line: If you want a really good book on Finishing Knits, get Nancie Wiseman's "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques." Don't waste your money on Sharon Brant's book.