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review 2018-03-13 20:21
For the Love of Knitting 18 Weekend Projects
For The Love of Knitting: 18 Easy Weekend Projects - Tammy Asselin

This is another book that I was able to acquire for free and finally had the time to go through. There were so many different things to make from slippers to headbands. They are all deemed weekend projects so that you should be able to make them in a weekend. 


I did like a few of the items but was uncertain about others. When I get to the point of making something from this book, I may change my mind. 

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review 2018-03-13 12:45
Rainbow Sock Knitting Pattern
Rainbow Sock Knitting Pattern - Olivia Clark

This was one simple sock pattern. It was okay and I was glad that I was able to get the pattern book for free. 

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review 2018-03-13 12:24
Sock Monkey Knitting Pattern
Sock Monkey Knitting Pattern - Sarah Taylor

When my girls were little we would go to a nearby Lutheran Church and a wonderful lady there would bring in her sock monkeys when she would do the children's sermon. My girls eventually became enamored with sock monkeys. I bought this book when it was reduced/free priced and put it aside to make when I had some free time (getting less every day it seems). I think this pattern is super simple to make and will still make for my girls. 

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review 2018-01-29 11:13
Alice Starmore's Glamourie
Alice Starmore's Glamourie (Calla Editions) - Jade Starmore,Alice Starmore

by Alice Starmore


This is a knitting book with a difference. It focuses on costuming and has pictures of some incredible creations the author has designed. The big difference, however, is that the costumes also have stories attached, so it's more than a craft book.


The author also explains much about how she made each of the costumes and the inspiration behind them.


There is one disappointment though. The patterns in the back are not for the elaborate costumes pictured with the stories. We don't get those. They are for items more for everyday wear, with some elements of the costumes. For example, the Raven costume that drew my attention to the book is truly magnificent, but the related pattern given is for a basic poncho with some of the feather design that was incorporated into the more intricate costume.


Looking at the sale price of the book, I do feel let down that the actual costuming patterns were not included. While someone walking around in something like the Raven costume would be immediately perceived as a nutter in ordinary circumstances, there are events where costuming is appropriate and I would love to make this one for such events.


Having said that, the everyday wear patterns are unusual in their own right and the book is certainly attractive for someone who wants to add some unique items to their wardrobe. Details about stitches are given and I think any fairly experienced knitter could easily follow the patterns.

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review 2018-01-08 19:35
Knitting in Circles
Knitting Circles around Mittens and More: Creative Projects on Circular Needles - Antje Gillingham

I love to knit in the round and mittens and gloves are on my To Learn List for Knitting and Crochet. I will frequently borrow these books to read the patterns and look at the pictures and think about what kind of yarn (and colors) I want to use to make these items for my family (girls and husband and nephew and nieces). I am currently making a pair of very intricate braided (cabled) fingerless mitts for my middle daughter. I need to finish those before I start another project. 


I did like that the book showed how to take measurements of the hand and did enjoy the patterns. 

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