Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nature's Wrapture - Contemporary Knitted Shawls ~ Book Review


Martingale - Nature's Wrapture (Print version + eBook bundle)
Nature's Wrapture - Contemporary Knitted Shawls
By Sheryl Thies
ISBN: 9781564779441
Published by: Martingale
Publication Date: January 19th, 2010
RRP: $24.99
Photographer: Brent Kane

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Nature's Wrapture incorporates fascinating aspects of nature -
colours, contours, textures and patterns.

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This book is packed full of amazing and beautiful designs!
The designs are versatile and can be worn in many different ways.

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The book is packed full of patterns that are for every level of knitter.
Even a beginner can find some beautiful patterns to follow.

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Sheryl's use of colour and different yarns is amazing.
Each project has a unique look that is versatile.

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The patterns included are in written and chart format
so you can follow the design with which ever you prefer.

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The pictures show you different ways you can wear your projects.
They inspire you with the colours and weights of the yarn.

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I love the fact that they are all so different.
Many of the designs are so unique that I haven't seen anything
like them before.

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I love the designs so much that I have put the yarn on my Christmas wish list.
I would love to make most of the designs but I think
I'll just have to stick to a few :-)

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This book offers you such good value for money.
I think the book and the projects would make a fantastic gifts.

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With 20 different designs to choose from there is sure to
be something for every occasion
and every look.

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Sheryl has put so much of herself in this book.
The messages and patterns touch you.
Not only are you making a project you are making something special!

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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 exchanged.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Learn to Knit Now! ~ Book Review


Learn to Knit Now! Front Cover
Learn to Knit Now!
ISBN: 978-1-4647-0653-0
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: 31 May 2013
RRP: $9.99

Available from Leisure Arts
in eBook & Book format.


I have previously received this book in eBook format
but I liked it that much I decided to buy it in book format
as well.


I love the fact that this book has clear instructions and pictures
for you to follow.


I am a beginner to knitting so books like this one are invaluable.
I also love the fact that not only are you buying a book
you are also getting access to online tutorials.

Spa Cloth Cowl

Then to help you with the different things you learn you are given
beautiful patterns to make to practice everything.

Lipstick Cozy Blanket

I love the fact with such simple techniques you are given
so many beautiful projects.
Each one of them is good enough to make as a gift
or to make yourself.

Leg Warmers 

Leisure Arts offer you fantastic books at a fantastic value.
If I get stuck I don't have to worry I can go online
and watch the video to see if I am knitting the stitch correctly.
It's always there to help me if I need it.


If you want to learn to knit I would highly recommend
this book!
It's fantastic value for money and I love the projects
that you are given to practice what you learn!

Available from Leisure Arts
in eBook & Book format.





I purchased a copy of this book myself.
All opinions expressed are my own.
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Ozeri 4x3sport Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer ~ Product Review


Ozeri 4x3sport Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer


These days there is such a pressure to get fit and healthy.
To thing is some people don' have the time
but I think this is a fantastic way to make a difference to your life.


Being able to see the distance you walk or run
can push you that little bit extra.


Once you are able to see how many steps you have taken
you can make those little changes to do more.


Having a digital pedometer means
you can see how walking up the stairs instead of taking the lift
can make a big difference to your daily exercise.

This pedometer has a number of features:
  • Records daily steps, stairs climbed, distance, calories burned and exercise time with the world's most advanced Tri-Axis technology.
  • 3D Sensor (X, Y, Z plane detection) provides superior accuracy in any position and unlike conventional pedometers, won't miss steps.
  • New Steps2Target feature tracks and calculates your steps toward your daily target and graphical displays your progress.
  • Counts up to 1 million steps with built-in memory for 30 days of activity. Also features a Clock, Calendar & Sports Timer and Auto Sleep Mode technology.
  • Used by professional athletes, the 4x3sport boasts a slim design that fits in any pocket and large easy to use buttons. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.
I found the pedometer slightly too sensitive and it did record
a few moves where I was moving my leg rather than walking.
However the different options for carrying the pedometer are really useful.
It's small enough so you don't even notice it's in your pocket.
My husband is now using it to help him loose weight.
Each day he try's to walk even more at work and once he gets
home in the evening he has been taking the dog for a walk.
The pedometer is a really good incentive.

 




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Sunday, 21 September 2014

Learn Drop Stitch Crochet ~ Book Review

Learn Drop Stitch Crochet
by Kim Guzman
ISBN: 978-1596358553
Publisher: Annie's Crochet
Publication Date: 1st October 2013
RRP: $9.95


I was lucky enough to win this fantastic prize
from Marie Segares
on her blog Underground Crafter
I love her blog and I feel so lucky and honoured to win this prize!

This book is written by Kim Guzman who is a fanastic designer.
Kim has explored the rechnique of drop stitches in knitting
and translated them so that you can get fantastic designs
using crochet.

Einset Tank Top

The technique is similar to broomstick lace but
gives you a different look.
And the technique is similar to a fringing technique that
Kim found but she altered it to make beautiful stitches.

Mireille Wrap

The book starts with full easy to understand instructions.
Clear and large pictures are also included so that you can
see if you are following correctly.

Vanessa Jacket

The pictures make it so clear that it's easy to follow the instructions.

Sultana Cap & Scarf

Once you have mastered the skills Kim has written 
you can then move onto the 8 beautiful designs
to practice everything you have learned.

Lynden Scarf

Each project has such a unique look
and beautiful design.

Madeira Wrap

It's amazing that in such a short amount of time
you can make some amazing designs.

Perlette Cowl

Kim talks you through everything and even talks you through
blocking each project to get a better look.

Kim has invented a beautiful technique
that gives you an amazing look in a short amount of time.

I think my favourite is the Sultana Cap & Scarf.
What is your favourite?




I received a copy of the book as a prize.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.