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Enjoy model knitting and crochetting work (wish there was more to do as charity work in about done locally) maintain a few websites of my own, one being an ongoing journal: www.http://jbarrett5.blogspot.com/
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busy busy busy adn just finished reading a knitting book

Now that I have a bit of vision than a year ago I've been doing charity knitting for Plimoth Plantation 1 620+ settlement (stockings and rudor rose, gunnister purses) and for Old Sturbridge Village (a 1820+ settlement (muffatees and ladies mittens), You have to realize the needles used are 0, 00, 000 and 0000's. Love the challenge.  Also now that I have more vision I'm able to actually read books again SO i've been reading 30+ per month and reviewing them and posting them online.

Just finished one that I thought I'd share here for the other knitters:

Knit With Love - Stories to warm a knitter's heart by Lisa Bogart
super! This book is just super. It's got the knitter's language and God's as well. The way
Lisa mixes them together makes them fit right into their place, like a jigsaw puzzle.

When I first started reading this I thought, this is a book that was written about me. My path in life has mirrored Lisa's so closely but we take different turns at one spot that changes how individual we are. I can relate on so many levels with this book, I'm in shock.

Love shared ideas of retreats for a weekend or a whole week and the combined efforts of everyone in the office to knit a newborn sweater.

The stories all take me back to when I first started knitting and all the charity work I've done for others over the decades.

Sweet, i was hoping there were patterns and i found the perfect one: leftover yarn in lengthwise scarves although I was gonna do mine with afghans as I only have 6 big garbage bags full of leftover yarns!

The information collected is priceless and I was happy to see the listings of URL's listed at the back of the book. Normally I'm writing them down as I go along.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5 and hope there is another in the series. It's like the segment on TV 'everybody's got a story' and knitters know all about that :}

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At 8:32pm on February 27, 2012, Peggy Stuart said…
I know what you mean. Maybe we can ask if someone can help with postage. It doesn't cost much to send mitts, but if you have a lot, it can add up. Eventually we will be branching out to other dialysis centers. It would be a lot of work to organize knitters to produce mitts for your local dialysis centers, and it would have to be coordinated with the founder, Angelkarhu, here at KP. Let me know if I can help with either of these options.
At 6:14pm on April 3, 2009, Susan the Blue Lake Knitter said…
hey there, nice to visit your site too. Welcome to Knit Picks Community. I do mostly traditional stuff... socks, scarves, sweaters... not to much animals...but I have some planned for later in the summer. Happy Knitting.

Susan

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Book Review: Lace One-Skein Wonders

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 11:50am 0 Comments

Lace One-Skein Wonders 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace by Judith Durant

This follows the series of one skein wonders, in different formats: knit, crochet and now lace.

Love the sections, broken up into: head to toe( has things for heads, hands and feet), knits…

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Book Review: Great Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 5:36am 0 Comments

Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss

This colorful illustrated book about quick gifts you can make has so many adorable ideas.

The first section is baby and not only does it have the tiny caps but also an illusion afghan. The directions are charted and row by…

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Book Review: Handknit Holidays Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice by Melanie Falick

Posted on August 24, 2013 at 8:14pm 0 Comments

Handknit Holidays Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice by Melanie Falick

30 different artists have contributed to this book. The book sounds like one I am hoping will lead me to this upcoming season of cold weather. Starts…

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Book Review Knit Christmas Stockings

Posted on August 21, 2013 at 2:22pm 0 Comments

 

 

Knit Christmas Stockings, 2nd Edition

19 Patterns for Stockings and Ornaments by Gwen W. Steege

Love the different samples shown before the books chapters. Gives you an idea of what the book has to offer.

Ornaments are the cutest ever and I love the other patterns,…

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Knit your socks book review

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 5:21am 0 Comments

Knit Your Socks on Straight A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis

Wanted to read this book because 1. I love knitting and 2. I've knit socks but need to improve my skill level and thought this is a different way to knit socks.

First are the basics and then…

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super knit reference book

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 11:14am 0 Comments

Get Started: Knitting by Susie Johns

Wanted to review this book because I am an avid charity knitter and always looking for new patterns and ideas.

What a treasure this book is from the very beginning: starts out with the material you will need and all the current up to date…

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Book reviews

Posted on April 14, 2013 at 1:04pm 0 Comments

 Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys Magical Two-in-One Reversible Projects by  Susan B. Anderson

Such a cute and useful idea. This book gives you the details and instructions on how to make a stuffed animal with a surprise.

My favorite is the egg that turns into a penguin.

Easy to understand…

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knit pattern for scarves or an afghan

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:35am 0 Comments

 multiple of 4 sts +1, k3, p1, rep end with k1. next row is the same

Lace One Skein Wonder, Knit project book review

Posted on February 25, 2013 at 4:55pm 0 Comments

READ 2/25 Pub Date   Sep 10 2013 Lace One-Skein Wonders 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace by Judith Durant

This follows the series of one skein wonders, in different formats: knit, crochet and now lace.

Love the sections, broken up into: head to toe( has things for heads,…

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Knit Your Socks on Straight A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis Book Review

Posted on February 5, 2013 at 11:11am 0 Comments

Knit Your Socks on Straight A New and Inventive Technique with Just Two Needles by Alice Curtis

Wanted to read this book because 1. I love knitting and 2. I've knit socks but need to improve my skill level and thought this is a different way to knit socks.

First are the basics…

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