Monday, 21 April 2014

Fingerless Mitts to Knook ~ ePattern Review


Fingerless Mitts Knook ePattern
ePattern available from LeisureArts.com

I love this pattern!
As a beginner to the knook this was the first real project I tackled.
I learnt so much and enjoyed making them immensely.

The pattern, guidelines, instructions etc are easy to follow.
Everyone from a beginner to experienced will love making these gloves.
They were brilliant to make and I love wearing them.

Knooking is just so much fun!





Fingerless Mitts Knook ePattern
ePattern available from LeisureArts.com


I purchased this ePattern myself.
All opinions expressed are my own.
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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter Everyone!
I hope you and all your families have a fantastic day!



Lavish Lace: Knitting with Hand-Painted Yarns ~ Book Review


Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)
Lavish Lace
Knitting with Hand-Painted Yarns
by Carol Rasmussen Noble & Cheryl Potter
ISBN: 9781564775481
Publisher: Martingale
Publication date: February 11th, 2014
RRP: Print Version + eBook $24.99 eBook Only $16.99
Photography by:  Martingale, and their Photographer Brent Kane



Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

This book has been created to throw out the traditional thoughts about Lace Knitting.
You don't just have to use fine yarns on small needles.
It doesn't have to be tedious it can be a lot of fun.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

The book is written in a lesson format so as you learn each skill
you have a project to learn that skill on.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

The learning curve, technical tips and beginners section teach you
everything you need to know to make these beautiful projects.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

The array of scarves and shawls gives you everything you need to know
whilst making easy but beautiful projects.
The use of variegated yarns gives them a beautiful mix of colours
with each giving them their own feel and look.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

Cheryl Potter is a talented colourist who uses her knowledge to find
beautiful yarns that add that something extra to each project.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

With each project you get everything from the background of the design.
The details of the yarn that is used to make the project.
You learn how to make a swatch then everything is introduced
to make the project including such things as blocking.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

The patterns are in chart format and each part of the pattern
is explained including hints and tips to help you are on your way.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

Although you are learning the techniques I think you will have to 
be a knitter pre book.
I don't feel it's for a beginner knitter but it is for a beginner to Lace Knitting.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

Even if you've tried lace knitting previously I think this book has a lot to offer.
Just learning the different techniques and the tips that will help
are worth purchasing the book for.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

I love the array of the projects and the way that different weights and colours of yarn
are used.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

This has to be my favourite it is just so beautiful.
I love the way the design work and the fact that it can make an outfit
look all that more special.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)

If it's something you want to try then you won't be disappointed.

Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle) Martingale - Lavish Lace (Print version + eBook bundle)




  


I received a copy of the eBook to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were received in return for this review. 

154 Crochet Wave Patterns ~ Book Review


154 Crochet Wave Patterns
available in eBook and Book format from LeisureArts.com

As a crochet designer books like this are invaluable!
They inspire you create some amazing beautiful items.
You can either use them to help you create a design
or you can use them as they are and create beautiful Afghans etc.


You could make the most amazing Afghans with this book.
You could use so many colour combinations to make the most amazing designs. 

The designs are amazing. You can use them for  bedspreads, dishcloths, place-mats 
-- whatever pleases you most.
There isn't anything you wouldn't be able to make with these fantastic designs.


I think the only problem you may have is choosing which one to make.
The variation in the stitches used and how they are used is amazing.


All the patterns are in written format and are easy to follow.
There are more simpler designs as well as more challenging designs.


They are really amazing and push the boundaries of what you think you can do with a wave.
Darla Sims has excelled herself with this book.
The patterns are brilliant!

I really love this book and can't wait to get started on some of the patterns.
I'm really struggling to pick which one as soo many of them are amazing.


With 154 patterns to choose from I'm sure you'll be the same. 


I would highly recommend this book to different levels of crocheter.
There is something for everyone!

154 Crochet Wave Patterns
available in eBook and Book format from LeisureArts.com


I was received a copy of the e to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.