Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

November 24th, 2007 | 2 Comments

Cover of The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Author: Clara Parkes
Publisher: Potter Craft
Rating: 5 Skeins
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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday to my US readers!

Potter Craft was also kind enough to send me a copy of Clara Parkes’s new book, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn. I have a healthy appreciation for all things Clara, having been a member of Knitter’s Review almost since the day I learned to knit. But I think I might have passed this one by if I were just browsing in a bookstore or a local yarn shop.

And that would have been a dreadful, dreadful mistake. I’ve read the entire thing cover to cover and I really think that every serious knitter needs to own a copy of this book.

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A Swift Kick in the Pants

March 10th, 2007 | 4 Comments

Look, look what I got!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a swift!

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The Cult of Wool

February 14th, 2007 | 2 Comments

As winter has progressed, I feel like I’ve been some sort of weird Wool Evangelist to my non-knitting friends. “I’m cold,” they say. “Haven’t you heard? Wool is much better for trapping heat against your body!” I say, “Wool will set you free! Come, come to the woolly side, where you will experience warmth like never before!”

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