I don’t read a book a week so practically I need to expand what I talk about on Friday. Today I downloaded Lily Chin’s Knitter’s Toolbox video. I went back and forth about whether to get the Knitter’s or Crocheter’s video but opted for knitting. I will get crochet in the future. If you knit or crochet you probably know who Lily is. If you don’t, look for her on Knitting Daily TV or visit YouTube. She is really good and gives clear, concise instruction. I just began looking and can’t wait to see the rest. The video is just under five hours and cost $31.95. I am already sure that it will be worth it. I downloaded it in HD and you can purchase the two DVD set also. Consider adding it to your library.
After swearing that I wouldn’t subscribe to any more magazines, I subscribed to Creative Knitting on my Nook. Well the Spring issue just showed up and it is going to be tough for me not to go out and buy yarn for some of the cute sweaters and tops in the issue. I say that because I don’t like committing to long-term projects like sweaters. I must say though that these are very tempting.
This one in particular
Not really reading today. I did go on-line though and since the Library has been unable to produce the book Uniquely Felt by Christine White I ordered it from Amazon. This book keeps coming up when I look at articles and blogs about felting. Many people feel that this book is all you need for the basics. I am looking forward to getting it. I still intend to use the Library as my preview before buying books but I couldn’t resist this one any longer.
Uniquely Felt by Christine White
I am still reading and using The Art of Feltmaking by Anne Einset Vickrey. Lots of tidbits that I can use. I also went back to take a look at my book on Crocheted Jewelry prompted by Debra from my Wednesday night group. Not sure what will come of that but jewelry making was one of my first loves. I worked in silver for years and perhaps I can blend my new love of fiber and crochet and make some nice pieces. Friday thoughts!
Knitch Magazine is created by YarnMarket and I have talked about it before. They really do a good magazine with lots of articles, reviews of products and books and more. Rather than hearing me talk about it why don’t you visit Knitch and see for yourself.
Ordinarily I talk about what I’m reading on Friday but I just received the winter class schedule for my favorite LYS, KnitKnack in Maplewood, NJ and I wanted to share the news with you all. So if you’re local, visit the website and take a class. Great atmosphere, great people, great fun!
Like most children I am attracted by shiny objects. In my case those objects are generally related to knitting, crocheting or other fiber related things. Yesterday in the mail I received the latest catalogs from Knit Picks and Lion Brand Yarn. I know that many of you only use natural fibers and don’t delve into the moderately priced yarns but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again they certainly are in my repertoire. Well put together catalogs and some really nice projects. If you aren’t on their mailing lists subscribe. Bet you’ll find something to buy!
Today I took my Mom to Barnes & Noble for a book outing. I went straight to the magazines and looked at every knitting mag there. I settled on KNITS PLUS a special edition by knitsimple. In spite of what I have said in this blog about only doing small projects, I am increasingly drawn to sweaters! So when I came upon this issue I was pleased to see all the different vests and sweaters. The best thing is that as the name implies the patterns include plus sizes. Some go up to a 3X. Since I am a plus sized person I was pleased to see this. I also liked that the patterns start at size small so if I see something I like I can make it for my daughter-in-law.
If magazines are in your budget check this one out.