Book Review


Warm Hands Review

[Translate] Last summer I was delighted to get an e-mail from Kate Davies asking about a collaboration on a project she was working on with Janette Sloan. It turns out they had contacted 13 designers about doing 15 designs (they were each contributing one) for a new book to be published late 2019 – early 2020. Yes, I was a bit giddy, I have to admit. To be recognized by someone of Kate and Jeannette’s stature was a very thrilling moment for me. Needless to say I said YES!!! And to boot, I got to work with a new […]


Measure Twice, Knit Once …

[Translate] I love books! I always have and always will.  Knitting books are even better and I am always looking for the next book to add to my knitting library. Yes, a knitting library. There are books that I find intriguing because of a special technique, or vividly colored photos and some of special interest to me personally. Then there are books that I think are absolutely essential in order to develop my skill in the craft of knitting. This review is about such a book … Made To Measure … knit a perfect fit every time by Deborah […]


The Manly Art of Knitting …

[Translate] The other day I was tagged in a Facebook post about a book called The Manly Art of Knitting. Yesterday, I accidentally came across that same book in my local library. Obviously I was a little excited as I said that I would try and read one knitting book/magazine (or at least peruse) a week this year. Well, this one took all of about 30 minutes to get through – reading! Now I don’t want to be a wet blanket, but there were a lot of comments on the post saying they’d love to find the book and […]


The Incomporable Elizabeth Zimmermann …

[Translate] If you remember, I said I would try and read one new book about knitting a week this year. Well, I haven’t kept up that pace as yet, but I think by the end of the year it may average out (if i count the magazines it will be well over this number)! The other day I came across a book I think should be in everyone’s library – Knitting Workshop by Elizabeth Zimmermann, published by Schoolhouse Press. What can I say about this book? Tons! First of all I read it all and am now reading it […]


The Cable Guy …

[Translate] Well, since this is a leap year, I get one more day in February to post about something I love in knitting. If you know me, you’ll know that I LOVE cables. As a matter of fact, cables are a large part of the reason I began knitting at all! I had cables in the back of my mind as a goal to achieve once I knew how to knit. I always like the way there seemed to be some rope twisting and turning on the top of a sweater. And when they moved from left to right […]