All in all, this is a great sock book. The information is thorough, the patterns attractive, the instructions easy to follow, and the photos are appealing.
Maybe knitting rugs out of strips of scrap fabric is just what you're looking for.
Moms know how much creativity their kids have--imaginations going wild, boundless curiosity about the world around them. It's the perfect time to introduce them to new experiences and teach them new skills.
Like, say, knitting!
Not a knitting book, but great for dressmakers!
An absolutely fantastic study of color techniques--now in paperback!
It is hot outside, and the last thing I want to do right now is bundle up in anything, much less a cozy, bulky sweater ... but that doesn't stop me from wanting to knit.
Even though the title says these are for "posh" pups, these are not frou-frou kinds of sweaters. (Well, not all of them.)
This is a nice, slim book (just 64-pages) of slip-stitch scarves, cowls, and shawls.
One thing you can always depend on with Anna Hrachovec is that her books are going to be filled with cuteness and creativity, and this one is no exception.
Judith Durant has made this easy for you. She's painstakingly gone through and documented ninety-nine possible methods of increases and decreases, just for you.
First, the really encouraging thing about this book is that it's clearly labled "Shawl Book One," which implies there's going to be a shawl book two at some point, and maybe a third and a fourth ... all of which is great news, because Kirsten designs some really beautiful shawls.
Forty-six patterns in one book? When you consider that most books seem to range between 12-20 patterns, the fact that this book has nearly 50 is astounding.
What are you to do if you love the look of a fur wrap, or long to hang a moose head on your wall? Well, if you're a knitter ... you make one yourself.
It was only as I started writing the review for the new "Botanical Knits 2" that I realized that I'd never actually reviewed the original, "Botanical Knits," even though it's graced my shelves for almost a year now.
The fact that I'd neglected that comes as a shock because both these books are lovely, filled with sweaters, shawls, mittens, gloves, hats, and socks that I would love to have.