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Book Review: Lace One-Skein Wonders

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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Added by jbarr on September 10, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments

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

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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Added by jbarr on September 3, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments

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

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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Added by jbarr on August 24, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Book Review Knit Christmas Stockings

 

 

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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Added by jbarr on August 21, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Knit your socks book review

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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Added by jbarr on June 19, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

super knit reference book

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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Added by jbarr on May 23, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments

Book reviews

 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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Added by jbarr on April 14, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments

knit pattern for scarves or an afghan

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

Added by jbarr on March 14, 2013 at 7:35am — No Comments

Lace One Skein Wonder, Knit project book review

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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Added by jbarr on February 25, 2013 at 4:55pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by jbarr on February 5, 2013 at 11:11am — No Comments

more charity items

For Hurricane Sandy in NJ I made in a weeks time 4 sets of trigger mittens, hats and scarves for a family. slate blue for the boy, maroon for the mom, brown for the dad and purple for the…

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Added by jbarr on December 3, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Book Reviews

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.

Charted…

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Added by jbarr on December 1, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments

latest projects

Irish fisherman sweater completed, for my grandson

cool ribbing, the top section is how I…

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Added by jbarr on October 9, 2012 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Knittinf For Baby

Knitting for Baby

Knitting for Baby 30 Heirloom Projects with Complete How-to-Knit Instructions by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas

ISBN:         9781453268131

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…

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Added by jbarr on September 24, 2012 at 10:28am — 1 Comment

   Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock By STC Craft | Melanie Falick Books, Veronik AveryWomen who love to knit are determined to find time to practice…









































   Knitting 24/7: 30 Projects to Knit, Wear, and Enjoy, On the Go and Around the Clock By STC Craft |…

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Added by jbarr on September 13, 2012 at 6:35am — No Comments

The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns  by Sarah AndersonISBN:         9781603427388    B008NEZROEI am not a spinner but realize the quality of this book for the yarns I …

The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns  by Sarah Anderson

ISBN:         9781603427388    B008NEZROE

I am not a spinner but realize the quality of this book for the yarns I have worked with over the years. So many tips throughout that now answer a lot of my questions about why did the yarn twist when working cables and is the direction important.

There are chapters on: spinning basics, singles for plying, stand alone singles, spiral…

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Added by jbarr on August 1, 2012 at 9:33am — No Comments

charity projects done june 19th

 2 infant blankets for Navy relief

seed stitch one to the right-took forever

and to the left, little…

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Added by jbarr on June 18, 2012 at 5:31pm — No Comments

charity projects done june 19th

  

yellow, green and white block child afghan

 

three pink baby afghans for navy…

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Added by jbarr on June 18, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Introducing Galileo!

Dazzling, brilliant colors inspired by the night sky and a sheen that shimmers like the stars.

 

50% Merino Wool, 50% Bamboo. Sport weight. Just $4.99/50g!

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