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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: A Looming Lady

A Looming Lady A Looming Lady by Pamela Murrey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this story about a homeless woman finding a place of her own and having a future. The plus side of this book are the knitting loom patterns that came with it and their are lots of them.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Book Review Mid Gauge Basics + Much More

 Mid Gauge Basics + Much More

By Charlene Shafer



Book Information:
0543 $20.00. Basic techniques for the LK 150 (and all manual mid gauge machines)
No Ribber required.

Link to book:
http://www.knitknackshop.com/

This is a wonderful book for learning the basic skills or relearning what you have forgotten on the mid-gauge machines. It has a great section on making buttonholes and swatching using a standard ruler or the yellow ruler that comes with the machine.

Each lesson is very clear and easy to understand with step by step directions. The patterns that come with each lesson will help you learn each new technique. Some of the patterns have variations, so you will have lots to make from them. I love the way each lesson and the techniques that go with them are set up.

This book will help you learn all about the buttons on your carriage like how to do plating, slip stitch, tuck, lace, tuck lace. Even has a section on short rowing with patterns to help you learn about each. This must have book for your knitting library picks up where your manual leaves off.

Author information:

Charlene started machine knitting in January of 1969 and has authored over 200 books on anything from Crafty Ideas, Afghans, Baby Clothes, Holiday Items, many books of garments, machine knitting and technique books.
Charlene Shafer's Knit Knack Shop was opened in 1978, her husband Harold and son Noel work with her at the shop. Charlene is working on new books and loves to teach at workshops and seminars.

The shop imports Tamm Yarns and distributes them to the US & Canada. Also Cotton Tale 8 and Lion Brand 1878 Wool. They are dealers for Silver Reed machines and import the Hague Linkers. The Knit Knack Shop is ‘One Stop Shopping’ for the machine knitter.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Heather's Dishcloth September 2015 Pattern of the Month Knit

September 2015 Pattern of the Month Knit

Heather's Dishcloth 2015@ N Banks



Materials:
1 ball cotton yarn
size 8 for small or 101/2 for large

Cast on 34 stitches:

Rows 1 to 3: Knit

Now start pattern.

Row 1: K 3, purl to last 3 stitches, K 3.

Row 2: K 3, (K 2 tog to last 3 stitches), K 3.

Row 3: K 3, *K 1, pick up horizontal thread before next stitch and knit*, repeat from * to * across row to last 3 stitches, K 3.

Row 4: Knit

Row 5: K 3, (purl to last 3 stitches) , K 3.

Row 6: Knit

Repeat rows 1 to 6 six times. Then rows 5 and 6 once. Bind off. Weave in the threads.


This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use only.

Review: Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook]

Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook] Dry Spice Mixes: Top 50 Most Delicious Spice Mix Recipes [A Seasoning Cookbook] by Julie Hatfield
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has some amazing recipes for dry spice mixes.

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Saturday, September 16, 2017