Saturday, November 20, 2010

Casting AboutCasting About by Terri DuLong

I am so excited that I will be receiving a copy of this book to read and review! It should be arriving in the next month, so stay tuned!

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Knit the SeasonKnit the Season by Kate Jacobs

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I have to say that, considering how much I liked Friday Night Knitting Club, I'm pretty disappointed with not only the plot (or should I say lack of plot) in this third book in the series, but with the wooden dialogue and two-dimensional characters.

I read the whole thing, but it took over a week because I was just not getting caught up in the characters like I had before. It was kind of like watching the re-make of 'The Women', in that you expect great things because you like all the actresses and you loved the original, but it just falls about 20 feet short.

I'm so sad to say, Ms Jacobs, but unless the next is a vast improvement, I hope you consider the Knitting Club series cast off, and the ends woven in.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Luxury One-Skein WondersLuxury One-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I ordered this book on amazon in order to get some inspiration for things that could accompany Christmas gifts. I didn't expect to be able to have the actual project be the gift. It has substantial items from scarves to socks and hats that people will appreciate. Plus, they're knit in luscious yarns that would break the bank if using 4 or more skeins, but one is within the budget if you're planning to knit for multiple people. I can't wait to get my Holiday knitting firmly underway.

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One-Skein WondersOne-Skein Wonders by Judith Durant

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are some really great projects in here, including socks and scarves. You generally think of one skein or ball projects as being dinky little things that may be more decorative than practical...not so! With Christmas around the corner, I'm looking forward to knitting up some of the more beautiful scarves. It's nice to know that they'll be projects that are not only quick, but also affordable and wearable. I'm so glad I added this, and Luxury One Skein Wonders to my crafting library.

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