Love the look of lace knitting patterns but want to knit them up quickly? Barbara Benson's Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits (Stackpole Books, 2019) is a perfect choice! This collection of 20 knitting patterns features a range of lace patterns (from basic eyelets to more intricate patterns) in bulky yarns that will work up in… Continue reading Book Review: Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits by Barbara Benson
The world has been (understandably) overrun with thoughts and feelings about the cabled sweater worn by actor Chris Evans in Knives Out. The Aran-style sweater has been the talk of the town but sadly not too many of those discussions have been focused around knitting your own cabled sweater. But cables are one of my… Continue reading Cable Sweaters Forever!
I don't know about you, but I'm somewhat notorious for buying single skeins of yarn and then ...having absolutely no clue what to do with them. Maybe they appealed to my sense of color, maybe they were some luxurious fiber, maybe I was just having a bad day, but these beautiful skeins of yarn show… Continue reading Book Review: One Skein Crochet by Ellen Gormley
If you are not a person who enjoys whimsical crocheted toys and/or dinosaurs, this post is not for you (and that's okay). But if you do like crocheted toys and/or soft, squishy dinosaurs, well, you need Megan Kreiner's book Dinosaurs to Crochet (Spring House Press, 2019). This book is stuffed to the tiny T-rex arms… Continue reading Book Review: Dinosaurs to Crochet by Megan Kreiner