Book Review and Giveaway: Betsy Beads

Book: Betsy Beads Author: Betsy Hershberg Publisher: XRX List Price: $24.95 Before I ever learned to knit or crochet, I learned how to make jewelry. Both my grandmother and step-mother were avid jewelry makers, and shared some of their knowledge with me. That’s why I was so excited to see Betsy Beads. It combines knitting with beads to make beautiful, …

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

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 …