Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Knitting Book

Before we dive into this awesome book by Frederica Patmore and Vikki Haffenden, here's what was on the menu at Osaka Japanese restaurant for the Tide fans - HA!

Hey, at least they tried, right? There was nothing for the Auburn fans at all. Okay, the photos are awful, but this is the prettiest book I've ever seen. I just page through it to look at the pretty pictures.

Even the colors they chose to illustrate the stitches are gorgeous.

All the pics are enlarged so you can see every stitch.

There are huge sections devoted to types of yarn, notions, techniques, projects, stitch patterns, etc.

And the projects are so cool - I'd love to learn how to do this scarf with 2 colors. I only have one gripe with the project section...

There are tons of interesting bags, gloves, hats, etc.....

But THIS is the ONLY real piece of clothing! It's for a baby! Where's an actual piece of clothing for me?!

Oh well, I already found a bunch of sweater patterns online at Ravelry and Lion Yarn. I was just hoping for a really cool one in this book. And speaking of, here's where I stand currently with my cardigan.

Uh, see, that's the sleeve on the needle, and the shoulder seam is below it. I have one loose stitch to fix, otherwise it's looking great. Still haven't gotten yarn for the trim yet...or gone upstairs to work on the yoga pants, though I DID watch the yoga pant webcast, which helped. Maybe this weekend....

3 comments:

Pam said...

That's fantastic re: the book! I'll have to check it out. I've just taken a beginning knitting class - and I really understand quite a bit more. Hopefully one day I can actually complete a project!

Sheila said...

Cool book, although no projects for you the stitches are perfect for any knit garment.

Sister said...

This really is like a coffee table book that's just fun to look at. And good for you, Pam, on the class!