Monday, February 12, 2007

What's Been Going On?

Since starting the hat and working on the blanket (shown in previous posts), I've been checking out new patterns by checking knitting books out from my local library! I've come across some really nice things that I hope to get to during this year. Hopefully by March I will have my list of things to make for family and friends complete and be able to begin on these gifts. And if I'm lucky, you'll have something from me--handmade--for Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa (whatever you celebrate during that time of year!).

For those of you who knit, or are interested in knitting, here are some of the books that I've checked out. I'm only sharing that ones I've actually found things inside to knit. A lot of them are 'good idea' books, but I'm realizing that I'm still a beginner when it comes to knitting. I've also learned that when books read, "Easy Knits" or "For the Beginning Knitter," they are still more advanced than my skill. There is still so much I must learn. I must find a knitting mentor, like my cousin has! LOL!

Here they are:
  • Handmade Holidays by Melanie Falick (GREAT book! Beautiful things to knit!!!)
  • Easy Knitted Accessories by Jeanette Trotman (really nice things to knit and they're listed by skill level, so 'easy' is a relative term in this book!) :)
  • Debbie Bliss Easy Knits (again, another "easy" book! great sweaters for kids!)
  • Odd Ball Knitting (great ideas for how to use random balls of leftover yarn; not all practical though)
  • 1000 Great Knitting Motifs by Luise Roberts (good ideas for adding color/pattern to your knitting)
Well, I've just picked up some new ones from the library today and I need to go through them and see what else I can find that's quick and easy--but nice! Perhaps I'll get some knitting time in this Thursday!

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