Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Book Review by ME!
This book is perfect for me. Having been inspired by friend's Carol and Karen, I began knitting a prayer shawl. I'm hooked.
I don't believe in coincidence you know, so I do believe they and this new knitting direction was Divine intervention!
I am strangely serene with this form of knitting.
Perhaps it comes from the past. I had a yellow blanket for securty until I was five. My well meaning NANA paid me 5 dollars to give it to the garbage man. I've regretted it ever since....
This is a great book.
Patterns a pretty straightforward, rhythmic and relaxing work.
The Photographs are lovely.
Lots of good yarn ideas for me.
I love to see something knit up Large so I can really examine it.
Some big needle projects!
I'm so over sock yarns .........
This book has me conisdering the following yarns:
Alchemy Yarns Synchronicity
Alchemy Yarns Wabi Sabi
One of the shawl patterns includes a pocket:
The Calming Shawl by Jodi Lewanda
Marian McKittrach's Cornerstone Shawl
calls for size 15 needles
That could really move!
When I am ready for twisting again,
the Reversible Cable Shawl is tempting me.
I do love mosaic slip knitting:
Butterflies in Threes by Esterh Paris will do the trick
Carri Hammett's Lap Robe is going to be
a gift for my father.
My mother's house is as cold as a meat locker
He is always freezing.
I think he will love that it will be knit for him,
because his mom was a knitter.
So that is what I am reading, and I am only half way
through the book.
The pictures alone amaze me.
Two big thumbs up!
I'll talk to you in the comments. :)