I spend time this past week in the 90 degree heat in my office revamping and decluttering. This group of 13 magazines are now sadly gone, but I feel lighter!
Weekend Knitting – Cover
I love Melanie Falick’s work and that must be why I added this book to my library. This beautifully photographed book was published in 2003 by the imprint where Melanie worked. Now that I’ve got ruthless, I can see that it’s got to go.
Weekend Knitting – Back Cover
Chair Cushions – Kristin Nicholas
As soon as turned to this page, I knew that these were Kristin creations! She has a colorful style that is not hard to spot. Love these, but I would never make them.
Cute idea, but my least favorite project. I’m not sure that anyone even eats eggs this way any more.
Ok – now for my favorite project! I love the idea of fingerless gloves with actual fingers. Most of the ones I’ve made just end at the knuckles with a bind off.
Perfect Pie Shawl
I’m including the above 2 pics which are modeled by Caitlin Fitzgerald. If you’ve never heard of her, just Google her name. She’s now an acclaimed actress and dated Aidan Turner (of Poldark fame). My interest in Caitlin is personal. I did work with her Mom – knitting designer, Pam Allen. Also, Caitlin did a short internship with me at Lion Brand. She’s a great gal and I’m thrilled that she’s succeeded in her career.
Knitting in Literature
The book did add some unique touches such as a list of books that feature knitting plus a recipe for cookies and hot chocolate plus a side bar on making tea.
Melanie – thanks for your great books! The knitting world is a better place because of them.
Sensational Knitted Socks
I’ve lumped these two books together and I’m putting them into the category of “why are these in my library?”. I have NO idea of where they came from or why I have them. I went through a period of being very interested in sock knitting so – maybe?
Sensational Knitted Socks – back cover
More Sensational Knitted Socks – back cover
I think the info in both books outstanding, but the designs and the colors are not to my liking. From the back covers, you can begin to see why I’ve decided to move these two books off my shelves.
Foot sizes for women
From sock yarn to sock basic to tables for sizing socks for women, men and children, Charlene Church’s attention to detail is evident.
Info on sock yarn
Again, technical sections are really well done.
Including stitches that make sense for sock knitting is a plus in both books.
Charts for mosaic designs
While I didn’t care for the color combos of the socks, these charts are well done and easy to follow. See some examples below.
10-stitch mosaic sock patterns
Solid 5-st patterns
If you are a sock knitter or what to be one, these books published in 2005 and 2007 would be perfect. I’m going to have to live without them!