Sometimes, all you really want in life is warm hands.
I saw this post about why knitting books are really about more than just the patterns over at Donna Druchunas's blog and wanted to share. I pretty much agree with everything she said, and couldn't have put it better myself. Here's a taste to whet your appetite. What makes a knitting book great? It reaches [...]
It should say a lot that, after getting this review copy, I bought myself a rigid heddle loom.
Well now, I've actually read the book and can tell you what I really think!
Today is publication day for my friend Rachael Herron's latest book, Pack Up the Moon, and it's time to spread the word.
First, the facts: Title: Cozy Knits: 50 Fast & Easy Projects from Top Designers Author: Tanis Gray Published by: Interweave Press, 2013 Pages: 183 Type: Accessory patterns Chapters: 1. Heartfelt Hats 2. Warm and Wonderful Mittens 3. Cuddly Cowls & Scarves 4. Snuggly Sweaters, Shawls and Shrugs 5. Quick and Clever Gifts The In-Depth Look: [...]
Just because both of these books arrived on my doorstep at almost the same time and seemed to compliment each other so well, they're sharing a review. "Learn to Knit, Love to Knit," and "All About Knitting."
Imagine my delight when I saw the announcement several months ago of Tom Dyak's new "Heavy Metal" needles that go all the way down to a US size 0 needle, my preferred tip for socks.
First, the facts: Title: The Knit Stitch Pattern Handbook: An Essential Collection of 300 Designer Stitches & Techniques Author: Melissa Leapman Published by: Potter Craft, 2013 Pages: 288 Type: Stitch Dictionary Chapters: 1. Textured Knit and Purl Patterns 2. Lace and Openwork Patterns 3. Cables and Crossed Stitch Patterns 4. Slip Stitch Patterns 5. Novelty [...]
This edition may be one of the most beautiful knitting books I've ever seen.
It no longer surprises me that just about everything that comes out of Joanna and Eric Johnsons' Slate Falls Press is a treat to look at.
Open Road Media is having a sale on all of their e-books--today only!
A book that is part stitch directory--with 40 different motif swatches to try--and part pattern book