Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So often in the shop, crocheters fall in love with a knitted garment and ask me to convert the pattern from knit to crochet, and visa versa. I'd love to, and for the most part I have no problem figuring it out for myself- however, I'm not sure that I feel too confident passing it along to someone else. Luckily, the book "Knit or Crochet" by Margaret Hubert is complete with hook and needle instructions for 15 projects. Finally, there are options for everyone, very cool!
Don't ask me how this happens, but there seem to be a few books out there, that have in fact been out for some time now, that somehow, I've never seen! I don't know how this happens, but it does, like "Knitalong", by Larissa Golden Brown and Martin John Brown. Hello? What? This is a fabulous book!! Someone in the shop happened to be knitting "The Entomology Mittens" (so amazing) that are featured in the book, and I fell in love with them so I had to browse through it. It just so happens, that this book also holds the pattern for the next throw on my list, the "Barn Raising Quilt". I love this quilt thanks to Pamie! Take a look, this is a picture of the blanket from the book, knit from sock yarn scraps- to die for if you ask me, I must have this!!!
I think my favorite favorite favorite book right now, has to be "Pet Projects: The Animal Knits Bible" by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne. Not only are there beautiful and unique projects for your pets, like a hamster house and party collars for your pups, there are other projects- such as my favorite, the knitted wire bird feeder! This is the coolest, so Home Depot here I come- like this Sunday!! I love the horse blanket too, so so pretty... Even if you don't have a pet of your own, I think it's a really beautiful book. I'm not exactly a "cat lover", but I have to say the mouse blanket is pretty adorable!!!