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Review: Drop-Dead Easy Knits

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Nobody ever said "easy" had to be "boring." Or that it had to be geared toward absolute beginners ... because, here's the thing. Beginners need challenges, and experts need a chance to relax.

Review: Yarnitecture

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First, the facts: Title: Yarn-i-tec-ture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want Author: Jillian Moreno Published by: Storey Publishing, 2016 Pages: 239 Type: Spinning Chapters: 1. The Blueprint: Yarn Vision 2. The Foundation: Sheep Breeds and Beyond 3. The Frame: Fiber Preparations 4. The Walls: Drafting 5. The Roof: Plying 6. [...]

New and Upcoming Books, 2016

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Since summer is just about over and Fall and Winter are coming ... now seems a good time to point out some great recent books that I haven't had a chance to review.

Review: Urban Knit Collection

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It's the architecture that inspired these patterns, and the idea of travel that shapes the structure of the book.

Review: A Hat for Mrs Goldman

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I would have loved it as a kid and it makes me smile now, too.

Review: Weekend Wraps

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They say in their introduction that they started with the questions: "What would you want to make over a weekend, if you could really just spend a few days relaxing and knitting? What would you want to wear on an autumn weekend away?"

Review: Rugged Knits

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This book is filled with designs--mostly for women, but for men, too--that can be knitted and worn regularly, without fuss.

Review: New Heights in Lace Knitting

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The author says, "I think of this book as a knitter's approach to the seven summits. It is proverbial mountain climbing for lace knitters who are adventurous; delighted by the basics, yet yearning for more."

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First, the facts: Title: Cable Left Cable Right: Twists and turns to take your knitting in a whole new direction Author: Judith Durant Published by: Storey Publishing Pages: 216 Type: Cable stitch patterns Chapters: 1. Cable Basics 2. Simple Cables 3. Angles and Curves 4. Braids and Pretzels 5. Fillers, Ribbings, and Allover Patterns 6. [...]

Review: Modern Baby Knits

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The projects are all stylish--not always a word you think of when describing things for soft, cuddly, little people.

Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders for Babies post image

How can you resist all this cuteness? (Hint: You can't; don't even try.)

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

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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 love?


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