11.18.2009

Shopping for some inspiration

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I haven’t been doing much knitting lately. I’ve been on a mad cleaning binge. So to reward myself and maybe get in the knitting mood, I decided on a spontaneous splurge.

Three books were purchased:

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-Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby -I picked up this book and couldn’t put it down. The photos alone were captivating, I wanted to step into a photo and sit down. There are so many designs in the book, ranging to all skill levels and the tone of the book tries to convey that lace knitting isn’t hard after all. All of the designs are in chart form, and near the end they encourage you to try and design your own shawl. I’m looking forward to starting something, problem is I can’t decide what to tackle first, it all makes me swoon (does anyone do that anymore? Outside of a romance novel?)

Errata here: http://www.knittinguniverse.com/books/bookscorrections/lace/laceweb.pdf

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 The Harmony Guides: Lace & Eyelets: 250 Stitches to Knit by Erika Knight-No charts, what the heck? But I thought it would be a good book into incorporate a little interesting stitch into a plain pattern, photos good. Please check out the errata. If your pattern is not working out, don’t think it’s you, start figuring out where the mistake is in the pattern.

Errata here: http://www.interweave.com/corrections/HG_LaceEyelets_Errata.pdf

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Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques by Wendy Bernard-(from the “Knit and Tonic” blog) I picked up this book, due to my foray into the top down sweater knitting. This book is top down sweaters knit in one piece. The size ranges are great, size xs to 3XL, (a pet peeve of mine to get a pattern book for all petites)!  Quite a few of the patterns looked like something I would knit and wear. I plan on starting something out of this book soon. I’m even looking at yarn I bought for another project to steal for one of these patterns. More from me later (I hope)

Errata here: http://www.knitandtonic.net/knitandtonic/custom-knits-errata-and-u.html

 

Enjoy!! I’d like to know what you think of any of these books, if you have them!

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