Book Review: Scarves in the Round

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter.   Book: Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves Author: Heather Walpole Since I’m moderating the neck things group for the Ravelry Gift-a-Long, I’ve been thinking about neck things a lot. So, today seems like the perfect time to post about a new book I received, Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves. When …

Book Review & Giveaway: Warm Days, Cool Knits

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. One of the happy things to show up in my mailbox recently was my reviewer’s copy of my friend Corrina Ferguson’s new pattern book, Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season. Growing up in a warm weather climate myself, I appreciate the need for fun knits that don’t require blizzards to wear. Warm Days, Cool Knits has a variety of lovely pieces that will work year round in …

Book Giveaway: Brioche Chic

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men Author: Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark Publisher: Interweave/F+W; $26.99 http://bit.ly/1qzUzog So the word brioche brings two things to my mind: French pastry and knitting. I had heard of brioche knitting before but I had stored it in the file cabinet of my brain as likely just some fancy stitch pattern. Boy, was I wrong. When my reviewer’s copy of Merecedes Tarasovich-Clark’s new book, …

Book Review and Giveaway: Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet: 35 Adorable Designs for Newborns to 12 Months Author: Kristi Simpson Publisher: Stackpole Books List Price: $19.95 Love getting new stuff in the mail? I was excited to receive my reviewer’s copy of Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet. Author Kristi Simpson says that her design goal is to “create the sweetest items using the simplest stitches possible”. She certainly accomplishes that! The projects in …

Texting Mitts Blog Tour and Giveaway

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Retired massage therapist turned crochet designer, Andee Graves, and I have been friends for a while. I was so excited to see that her new crochet pattern booklet, Texting Mitts, is now available from Leisure Arts. It has 8 fabulous patterns for fingerless mitts, so can you can be warm and use your phone all at the same time. What you’ll love about Texting Mitts: Super Fine Weight Yarn (think …

Book Review: Extreme Double-Knitting by Alasdair Post-Quinn

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Extreme Double Knitting Author: Alasdair Post-Quinn List Price Hardcopy:$26.95 Electronic File:$16.95 Whenever I become interested in a new knitting technique, I start hunting around for the appropriate book or books. Generally, I wind up with 4 or 5 books, each of which sheds a little bit of light on the subject, but misses something else entirely. There are a precious few books out there that manage to cover a …

Book Review & Giveaway: Shaping Shawls by Anna Dalvi

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book: Shaping Shawls Author: Anna Dalvi List Price Hardcopy:$26.95 Electronic File:$16.95 Shaping Shawls provides the logistics of shawl shaping without being overwhelming. Anna Dalvi explains how to analyze lace patterns and shape 10 styles of shawl: 2 styles of rectangular shawls, 2 styles of square shawls, and 6 types of triangular shawl. Each construction style has a written description of it’s shaping method, a diagram showing the placement of increases …

Book Review: The Knitter’s Handbook: Essential Skills and Helpful Hints from Knitter’s Magazine

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Book Review: The Knitter’s Handbook: Essential Skills and Helpful Hints from Knitter’s Magazine List Price: $19.95 Zinio Price: $9.95 The Knitter’s Handbook is a guide of essential techniques and skills for knitters. It has 16 chapters covering a wealth of knitterly know-how: basics; bind-offs; buttons, buttonholes & zippers; cables; cast-ons; circular knitting; color; crochet; decreases; edges & borders; extras; grafts & seams; increases; lace; shaping; and symbols & charts. There …

BOOK REVIEW Book Design and Production: A Guide for Authors and Publishers by Pete Masterson

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. I have been dabbling with the idea of publishing my own book for a while now. My independent pattern line, Poetry in Yarn, actually started out as an experiment to see what went in to independent publishing. Although it will probably be a while till I get around to putting out my own book, I’m eager to learn more about the process of book publishing and book design. Recently I …

Book Review & Giveaway: I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks by Karen Ratto-Whooley

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This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small amount if you make a purchase using this link. Thanks for helping to support a fellow crafter. Poetry in Yarn is honored to be a stop on Karen Ratto-Whooley blog tour for her new book, I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks. Book Review: I Can’t Believe I’m Crocheting Socks Author: Karen Ratto-Whooley List Price: $9.95 In my weekly knit and crochet group I often sit and chat with my friends and watch as they knit socks, lots and lots of socks. At one point I decided I …