2.14.2009

Book Reviews

I am pretty sure I have never book reviewed on my blog before, but there is a first time for everything, right?

So, a couple weeks ago, I received an advance copy of this book:It's Knitting the Threads of Time by Nora Murphy. In this book, the author tells her own personal story of knitting, and in telling her story she touches on the background and tradition of knitting in many different cultures throughout time. If you enjoy non-fiction with lots of history thrown in, then this is the book for you. It's a quick read, the perfect book for a weekend when you had to put that complicated project in the corner for a time out (it's thinking about what it did to you).

This book is now available. You can get yours here.

Ok, so now a pattern book. A couple days ago I popped into Barnes & Noble to pick up the new Debbie Bliss magazine (some ladies in my knitting group had it, and I was jealous, there are so many cute things in there, but I digress). Of course, I wandered over to the knitting books and this jumped into my hands:
Again, someone in my knitting group brought this book to knitting a couple weeks ago, and I flipped through it and wanted to make almost everything in it. That rarely happens with a pattern book!

I have not knit anything out of it yet, but as soon as some of my 800 WIPs come off the needles, something in this book is getting knit. One skein books are nice, but this one is wonderful. With lace scarves and socks, it's still quick and easy projects, but a little more interesting than other one skein books I have seen.

You can get your Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders book here.

So, there is my two cents on these books. Happy knitting!

1 comment:

  1. I really want to make the reversible cable scarf in "101 Luxury Yarn."

    Thanks for the book reviews!

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