Saturday, February 10, 2007

Knitting: This Time, with Actual Patterns

Knit 2 Together: Patterns and Stories for Serious Knitting Fun by Tracey Ullman & Mel Clark

Somehow I didn't realize this when I got the book, but Mel Clark is the owner of my local yarn store, Wildfiber. I really like the store, although it's often a bit beyond my means. The layout is very nice & they have a nice sale room. The staff is varying levels of friendly, but I prefer to be left alone, so it's fine with me.

The book is really good. I found many patterns that I was inspired by. I doubt that I'd make many of them, because I tend to design my own stuff. But there were several cardigans that I really liked, one of which had a sort of '50s feel. There was a baby hoodie/blanket combo that was adorable. Although most baby things are: they are, after all, modeled by babies.

I also really liked this creamy shrug, edged in lace. I would really consider following the pattern to end up with it. Although it's a bit unclear when in my life I'd have occasion to wear something like it.

I don't know that I'll buy this, but I'm sure I'll get it out from the library again.


Marilyn said...

This is a neat book-I saw at our library, too. How cool that the author is at the store in which you selected your very first yarn!

I love the sweater you showed, too. The lace looks crocheted? Is it?

Becky said...

O.K., I'm hooked....I enjoy your blog very much! Fun to see your variety of interests and your reviews. Have also enjoyed the links you provide. I'll check in regularly...there's always something to inspire me!