The End is Near

January 23rd, 2007 | 1 Comment

Not the end of the world, but of the knitting penance. This is page 1150 of War and Peace, mile 21 of the marathon.

Ombre blanket, first ball of white

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Colors Changing

October 8th, 2006 | 3 Comments

Ombre blanket, almost halfway done!

Twenty-five skeins down, twenty-five more to go.

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Book Review: Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

May 23rd, 2006 | Comments Off

Cover of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

Author: Joelle Hoverson & Anna Williams (Photographer)
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
Rating: 4.5 Skeins
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I fell in love with the cute green pouch on the cover, bought the book, and the rest is history. This is a gorgeously laid out book with elegant, eye-catching projects. The yarns are fancy, but the knitting generally stays simple. This book is targeted at new knitters, but I think more experienced knitters may also find themselves inspired by a project or two.

The first thing in this book is a fantastic section on color theory, discussing the basics of color, the relationships between colors, and how to choose colors for a project. The attention that the authors pay to color is apparent throughout the book, from the knitted items’ rich colors to the beautifully composed photographs. There are many other knitting books on the market that could benefit from the authors’ eye for color.

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