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 :}
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…
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,…
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…
Knitting Classic Style 35 Modern Designs Inspired by Fashion's Archives by Véronik Avery
Due to the high graphic photographs this epub version took a bit of time to load in, I just sat back and enjoyed the colors and intricate textured items.
Knitting for Baby 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas
Ah another knitting book for baby patterns. Well although a LOT of my charity work is making things for babies and I'm a published crochet designer this book got my attention from
not only the baby on the front but the colors combined on the sweater. Baby is real cute also!
I was hoping to…
Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock By STC Craft |…