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Review: The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns post image

It's about time, frankly, that someone put together a book this good, this thorough, and this useful for pattern writing.

Review: Highland Knits

Review: Highland Knits post image

First, the facts: Title: >Highland Knits: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series Published by: Interweave Press, 2016 Pages: 111 Type: Patterns Chapters: (No chapters, just patterns) The In-Depth Look: It's true that the OUTLANDER series is a huge hit--and why not? A sexy time-travel romance with Highland flair and great knitwear ... what's not to [...]


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Chappaquiddick Kittanning Boyken, Boykin Spaniel
7 July 2001 - 14 April 2016

Review: Refined Knits

Review: Refined Knits post image

What can I say? It's classy.

The Winners Are…

The Winners Are… post image

And the winners are ...

Audio Book Giveaway!

Audio Book Giveaway! post image

It's been ages since I had a giveaway ... but that's about to change!

Review: New Directions in Sock Knitting

Review: New Directions in Sock Knitting post image

First, the facts: Title: New Directions in Sock Knitting: 18 Innovative Designs Knitted From Every Which Way Author: Ann Budd Published by: Interweave Press, 2015 Pages: 167 Type: Socks! Chapters: 1. Top-Down Construction 2. Two-Up Construction 3. Other Types of Construction The In-Depth Look: Oh, Ann Budd, never change. You and your crack team of [...]

Review: Pen to Thread

Review: Pen to Thread post image

The author writes, "For this book, I have selected my absolute favorite motifs from the many I have drawn. As I hope you'll agree, they are imaginative and full of personality and range from tiny, superquick embroideries to large, intricate designs that may take a day or so to embroider."

Review: Henry’s Hat

I love this series. I hope Joanna and Eric never stop.

Review: Cats in Paris

Review: Cats in Paris post image

Coloring books are all the rage, and there's no doubt why. They're fun, they're creative ... and isn't it nice to play with things other than yarn once in a while?


Sheep! post image

Who wouldn't want a flock of these for Christmas--especially when they're not only adorable, but charitable at the same time!

Review: Family-Friendly Knits

Review: Family-Friendly Knits post image

This is the kind of book you want to climb inside because everybody looks so happy and cozy.

Review: Dressed in Knits

Review: Dressed in Knits post image

"Drawn to slow fashion, I appreciate clothing that stands the test of time, both in quality and design."

Review: Free Spirit Knits

Review: Free Spirit Knits post image

First, the facts: Title: Free Spirit Knits: 20 Knitted Garments and Accessories Inspired by the Southwest Author: Anne Podlesak Published by: Interweave Press, 2015 Pages: 143 Type: Patterns Chapters: No chapters, just a list of patterns The In-Depth Look: This is a nice, straight-forward pattern book. Except for a few technique pages at the back, [...]