Book Reviews || For the Knitters
Friday, December 21, 2012
i've been lucky enough to receive some lovely knitting books over the last few weeks and i thought it would be fun to compile some of them into a post for some gifts for the knitters in your life. i know as a knitter we are always longing for the people in our lives to feed into our obsession and buy us more knitty goodness of anything. yarn, books, notions, bags...whatever it may be we love it!
one of my biggest passions in life are books. i have worked in book stores for many years (in and behind the scenes), run bookclub matching services (fun idea i had!) & hosting, author events & signings, ordering, and more. it was a lot of fun and some days i miss being surrounded by the smell of books a lot. i miss pouring over advance copies and reading through catalogues to order stock and all the fun that goes along with being in that environment with people who love to read as much as you do. the librarians still think i'm a bit bonkers to this day i takes so many books out at one time. thankfully now with having an ipad i can hide my addiction a little bit by taking e-books out from the library instead :) i'm also proud to say my kids are just like me if not worse. we can never have enough books in our house. so i'm slowly building up my collection of sewing/knitting/crafting books to go alongside my jane austens :)
so why not indulge someone in your life this xmas with a little knitty book love? i'm sure they'd love it!
|| TINY TREADS BY: JOELI CAPARCO ||
tiny treads is a book filled with yummy sock patterns for kids! i love this idea! filled with fun and colorful projects just perfect to keep those little toes you love warm and cozy!
|| BOYS' KNITS BY: KATYA FRANKEL ||
boys' knits is a great book filled with knits just for boys! just like in the sewing community this is much needed for knitters as well. there always seems to never be enough lovelies to knit up for the little boys in our lives. from accessories to sweater this book has tons of classic and wearable patterns you and the little men in your life will love.
|| KNITTING HATS & MITTENS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ||
knitting hats and mittens from around the world was such an interesting read for me. while i love modern and fun knits i am also very interested in the technical and historical side of knitting. the patterns, colors and techniques in this book make it a great addition to my collection. there are so many techniques and colorwork in this book you're sure to learn something interesting and knit something fun and out of the ordinary.
|| FAIRY TALE KNITS AND THE TWELVE KNITS OF CHRISTMAS BY: FIONA GOBLE ||
fairy tale knits: 20 enchanting characters to make is adorable. there's lots of little goodies to make to surprise your wee ones with! includes whimsical scenes and all your fave fairy tale characters!
who could resist knitting up the whole song of the twelve days before christmas? a creative collection of adorable little patterns "the twelve knits of christmas" is sure to be a great fun to set up and play with each christmas.
happy reading and knitting my friends!
have you knit from any of these books? do you have a knitter in your life who would love these? what book are you hoping santa brings you this xmas? have a wonderful weekend and i'll see you on monday!