Friday, February 8, 2013

New fun Knit book

This is a really fun book that runs the "gammet" of yarn types
 and how various yarn fibers will act in your knitting projects.

I love this saying...but, I would tweek it just a bit.
"So many little time".  The book does describe
the properties of several other fibers, including pictures
 and info about the sources of the fibers...i.e animal or plant.
There's sections in the book where you get to "meet" several "whose-whos"
of the yarn and knit world.  You read about what things inspire them and
what are their favorite things to create.
One of the chapters...reads "Know-How".  And, some advice given here
is "Try to learn a new trick every month.". 
The Chapters are spelled out with yarn...kind a cool!
This picture is a bit blurry...but, I wanted to show how some of the
pages are set up.  They use lots of close-up photos with tags and
very good descriptions/instructions.
The is mainly about different types of yarns and how they work
within the realm of knitting.  But, there is a couple of fun
chapters about spinning, weaving and dying. 
I think this is a great book...great visuals, great information,
well written instructions.  You can read bits and pieces randomly as
they interest you...or, you can read through chunks from beginning
to end.  I also think this is a good book for beginners as well as
those who are accomplished knitters.  =)
What are some of your favorite knitting books?


suemac said...

My knitting abilities need to be honed before I get a book like this.

Chatty Crone said...

I can tell you I have a favorite quilt book - from you - I am trying to pick out an easy one!

Mistea said...

This looks like a useful resource.
Thanks for sharing.
My current favourite relates to me current obsession, right now that would be everything sock!

Granny Annie said...

I knitted in college because someone showed me knit purl. I can crochet granny squares and nylon net scrubbies because someone showed me how. I could not understand a pattern or instruction booklet if my life depended on it...but I sure envy those who can.