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punkmom cleverly suggested that I ask my knitting friends if y'all have any of the books I was ranting about not being able to see online. Here is my current list and if you have opinions on any of these, or if you are local and have a copy that I could look at, please let me know:

Wrap Style: Innovative to Traditional, 24 Inspirational Shawls, Ponchos, and Capelets to Knit and Crochet by Pam Allen, Ann Budd

I like this wrap from it and either don't like or can't tell whether I like (Green Sleeves) the other wraps shown on the Interweave site (here and here). I like this but it's available for free. I want to know if there are any others I like, because I would rather not pay $22 for one pattern.

I find myself wanting to play around with cable and celtic knot stitches so I would also like to have a look at these:

Aran Sweater Design by Janet Szabo

I have these on hold at the library:

220 Aran stitches : includes diamonds, cables, twists, honeycombs, textures, panels, backgrounds

Aran knitting, Alice Starmore

Vogue knitting stitchionary 2. Vol. 2, cables : the ultimate stitch dictionary

Michael Pearson's Traditional knitting : Aran, Fair Isle, and fisher ganseys

Finally, if you have any opinions about the books in my Amazon yarncrafts wishlist I would welcome them. (ObDisclaimer: I am not trolling for gifts; this is just a convenient place to keep track of stuff I want to check out.)


Mar. 28th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
'fraid not.

I have One Skein but I was frustrated with how rarely the yarn I actually had fit any of the projects. I don't really need the general ideas -- I have enough of an idea that things like hats, scarves, gloves, and purses take less yarn than sweaters. :)

Books that claim to be quick knits sometimes help with stash-busting, because sometimes "fast" and "doesn't require 8 skeins of yarn" coincide. I liked Last Minute Knitted Gifts but again, heavy on the scarves and hats and gloves. (I liked the stuffed animals, except I'm stuck on "I can't get the arms to seam right!".)
Mar. 28th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)

I have to try another stuffed animal now that I have learned mattress stitch. The first one ended up as a cat toy because the seams are so messed up. The second one worked better but that's 'cos I felted it.

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