Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Video book review of Classic Knit Shawls by interweave

Video Review of Classic Knit Shawls by Interweave


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Today, I have a brief Review of Classic Knit Shawls: 20 Timeless Designs featuring Lace, Cables, & More by The Editors of Interweave, published in April of this year. I was sent a copy to review, it's available at their website.



This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Video Review of Circular Needles by Loops and Threads

Video Review of Circular Needles by Loops and Threads


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Today, I have a brief Review of Circular Knitting Needles by Loops & Threads. I found 16" length sized 6 and 8 (US) to use for hat knitting, want to share why they are unique. This is also an update on my #OneADay2017 goal to knit a chemo hat every day.



Not to say that these are the only needles I use, but it's exciting and a new find for me, to assist with hand-knit chemo hats that I donate to Halos of Hope. I did find by a lengthy search after posting this that these are a Michael's brand (Normally, I would include a link so that you can find them, but they are not on their website or anywhere else I can think of.) As I said, I don't think they are the only ones on the planet, but if you need them, I know you can find them. 

NOTE: I found some at Makers' Mercantile, look for 16" Addi Turbos and pick your favorite points. If you don't live on the Westside of Washington State, try the Skacel website

This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Video Book Review, Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman

Video Book Review, Crochet Borders by Edie Eckman


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Today, I have a brief Book Review of Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings by Edie Eckman (that link is to her website, here is link to her designer page in Ravelry) published last February, by Storey Publishing. Link is to the book through Ravelry



This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Video Book Review, Stunning Stitches by Jen Lucas

Video Book Review, Stunning Stitches by Jen Lucas


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Today, I have a brief Book Review of Stunning Stitches: 21 Shawls, Shawls, Scarves and Cowls You'll Love to Knit by Jen Lucas (that link is to her designer page in Ravelry) published last month, by Martingale Press. Link is to the book through Ravelry. You can also check out her website:  www.JenLucasDesigns.com




This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Video Book Review, 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

Video Book Review, 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone 

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Today, I have a brief Book Review of 200 Fair Isle Motifs, by Mary Jane Mucklestone (that link is to her designer page in Ravelry) published in 2011. Link is to the book through Ravelry, as it is similar to a stitch dictionary, there isn't a list of patterns from the book. You can also check out her website: www.MaryJaneMucklestone.com



This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Video Book Review, 60 Quick Knitted Toys

Video Book Review, 60 Quick Knitted Toys 

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Today, I have a brief Book Review of 60 Quick Knitted Toys, published in 2017. Link is to view the patterns in the book through Ravelry.


Here is the link to my project shared in the video, En-Pointe Pauline.

This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Video Book Review, WestKnits BestKnits by Stephen West

Video Book Review, WestKnits BestKnits by Stephen West 

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Today, I have a brief Book Review of West Knits, Best Knits (Vol. 1),  by Stephen West, published in 2016. Link is to view the patterns in the book through Ravelry.



I mentioned that I first was introduced to Stephen West on the Fiber Hooligans podcast. If you'd like to hear that episode go to THIS LINK and look for the episode dated 7/24/14 (apologies, there's not a link for the single episode that I can find.)

This is an unsolicited opinion, mine, of a new book. You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.

Extra: The shawl I'm fussing with is the Strandwanderer (link to my project in Ravelry). I purchased the Lorna's Laces Iris colorway from Ewe and Brew when they very first opened, then began the project as part of a KAL, but it took me forever because I only worked on it at knit night AND because I doubled the size. Did I mention I like big shawls? When I moved away from that shop, it bothered me that I hadn't finished it yet, then I bought some LuLaRoe leggings that matched the colors. That made me churn it out to the finish!

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Recap Stitches West 2017 or #STITCHESWest2017, Santa Clara, CA

I was able to be at Stitches West at the end of February, but had a cold and lots of drama at work, which prevented me sharing until now.


Links to various vendors or people mentioned: The Stitches Events, Halos of Hope, The Buffalo Wool Co, Marly Bird, Erin.Lane Bags, Knitmore Girls Podcast (who shared items from Miss Babs, Plum Deluxe, Unicorn Baby Fiber Wash, Lo-Lo by Bar-Maids, Lisa Souza, The Fibre Company, you can listen to Jasmin's and Gigi's thoughts about Stitches West at THIS LINK!) Kyle Kunnecke, Slipped Stitch Studios, Signature Needles, Artisanal Yarns (Facebook page, not connecting to their website), Romi Hill, also Madrona Fiber Festival and Canon Hand Dyes.   

And, just for fun, BONUS BLOOPER!



You can find me in Ravelry as wearingpurple, in Twitter as wearingpurple1 and I have a public group in Facebook called Pursuit of Happy Knits. Also, I'm also in Instagram account and in Pinterest.