Well, we’re down to the wire, and I hope my tired, diluted mind hasn’t forgotten anything.
The last thing that I can think of that I need to cover are the mini book reviews
h4. “One Skein”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931499748/104-9740623-1680754?v=glance&n=283155 by Leigh Radford
I’ve browsed through this book many times. The whole idea of making a quick and easy project out of just one skein is a wonderful one. There are a wide variety of projects, some really great ones, and some of my favorites are the “petal bib,”:http://livinglakeside.com/article/57/petal-bib leg warmers, cable footies, baby bolero, felted bowls, and the kid’s color-block cardigan.
Admittedly there are a few patterns that I’m not a fan of, and a few that are downright silly, but that just provides a wider variety for knitters (and a few crocheters) with different tastes.
The book has 30 different patterns, and is worth every penny, in my opinion.
h4. “Knitting Rules”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1580178340?v=glance by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the “Yarn Harlot”:http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog
I’ve only read through from the beginning two chapters of the eight in the book, but I’ve leafed through most of the book and read many of the great resources, charts, lists and entertaining tidbits that most of us fiber lovers can relate to and appreciate.
If you enjoy her blog, and knitting, I truly think that you’ll love this book. Stephanie’s other books were more about the philosophy, or spiritual side of knitting, with a huge bushel of entertainment thrown in for good measure. This one has some of that, but an even larger dose of information, tips, tricks and very useful information from an experienced knitter that has a great passion for the art.
This book entertains as well as informs. I highly recommend it!