I’m on to a really easy book this week. Knitting a Kiss in Every Stitch: Creating Gifts for the People You Love by Nicky Epstein is a combo of gift-giving designs and charity projects. Nicky has her own imprint (who knew?), a division of Sixth&Spring Books was published in 2009. It’s beautifully photographed as I would expect from Sixth&Spring. There are clear chapters and of course, easy-to-follow instructions.
I’ve already listed on Amazon so it’s a thumbs down on this book. I’ll give you my rational for a decision on this little gem.
This design is just what you’d expect from Nicky. She does whimsical projects to the max! I do love it, but not sure I would every make it.
I think this first project is a winner. It is a design I might make, but not enough for me to keep the book.
Here’s another project I like, but again I don’t think it’s worth taking up space on my bookshelf.
I like this idea of this project, but not one that I would make.
Charity giving guide – this section makes the book really worthwhile. Some of the info may be a little outdated, but it is an excellent appendix of where to go when looking for places to give knitted or crocheted charity items.
One mystery that I haven’t been able to figure out about this book. Some of the copies of the book are listed on Amazon for really high prices. Out-of-Print? Nicky Epstein fans? First Editions? I’m not sure why the listed copies are worth big bucks.
I will end by saying that charity knitting and crochet is so important and I admire anyone who promotes it. Well done Ms. Epstein!