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 …

Holiday Wish Lists and Being an Adult

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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. Well, it’s finally November, and the barrage of holiday advertising is upon us. I’m already starting to get Black Friday preview e-mails. Not that I really mind. I love a good bargain hunt. In the crochet and knit world some specials are already in the works. I know Cooperative Press is planning a holiday deal with discounts when you purchase a book to give to a friend. Webs has a …

My Rhinebeck and Stitches East Shopping List

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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 live in Connecticut, and if you’re a fiber fan around here, then October is a huge month. Oct 15-16 is the Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Festival (also referred to as Rhinebeck). The next weekend, Oct 20-23 is the Stitches East Expo. Both events are great opportunities to learn, have fun, and shop. Here are the two main items I’ll be on the look out for. Yarn made from …

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 …