Thursday, December 05, 2013

book reviews & giveaway #3

The third knitting book giveaway!  Still time to leave a comment for 50 Sunflowers by Krisitn Nicholas .  And for Just Like Me Knits by Brandy Fortune.  You can enter every giveaway I'm doing this month, one comment for each.  And, more books added every coupla days.
Today , in celebraton of Wear With All: Knits for Your Life being available as an e-book, I'm giving one e- book away. I don't know about you, but 2013 has been the year in which I switched my allegiance from printed-out patterns on paper to  knitting from e-versions on my ipad and iphone.  Don't get me wrong, I am all about owning the books!! I love books for browsing and reading and choosing. But the ipad is in my knitting bag now more often than not.
the patterns are all like this: stylish, accessible, classic but modern



location photography
what I coyly showed when I blogged about the photoshoot in Nov 2011

























Of course, being the photographer for this fabulous knitwear collection, I can't really give an unbiased review. I'll let Clara Parkes do that--because she loves it too, and says so right here on Knitters Review.
same cardi, shown in 3 differnt yarns and finishing treatments designed by Mary Lou Egan
 


I'm, sitting here trying to decide what else to show you from this book,  realizing that I still love all of the designs. Most--OK, truthfully, all- are knits I hope to get to sooner or later. 
 I'm thinking this cowl as a gift this season... it'd be a quickie....
 And this?  The Stole, by Theresa Gaffey , put in the book almost on whim, and has become the most popular knit from it. I fell in love with the sample upon touching it (Isager Alpaca 2) but have seen so many beautiful versions, I know I need to knit one myself, even if it is a larger slog than I usually take on.  Hello 2014 to-do list!

To enter the giveaway for an electronic copy (e-book)  of Wear With All: Knits for Your Life, leave a comment below telling me what knitting challenge you'll take on in the new year. (Maybe. I won't hold you to it.)  I'm giving away this book electronically , leave a comment below, by midnight Monday night December 9th , with  your email address* or your Ravelry name.  I’ll choose a winner by random number generator. ___Stop by again soon, I'm going to keep reviewing and giveaway-ing all month.__________  *my blogging platform doesn’t reveal your email address with your replies normally, so I need it. if you are worried about it attracting a ‘bot scanning for addresses, feel free to leave it as JaneSewAThotstuffDOTCom  ok? 
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A plug for classes I am teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC on January 17th! A hands-on workshop,  Photography for Your Ravelry Page (limited seats left) and a fast. fun and functional slide lecture,  10 Tips and Tricks to Fabulous Photography , from noon-1. Sign up now.


37 comments:

Lacey said...

Oh, I think I might try some more difficult colorwork that isn't just 2 colors ever moving at one time.

thepaintedsheep said...

same one I say I'm going to tackle every year - finishing the fair isle sweater I started [mumble, mumble] years ago.

Terri said...

Going to try to finish or frog all those unfinished projects. Wish me luck.
janesezknitATyahooDOTcom

amchart said...

I will steek in 2014! Rav amchart

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I want to take my sock knitting up a notch and try new techniques I haven't before.
wahoomerryf on Rav

JustineLark said...

I started a throw in 2012 (Pop blanket), knit more than half of the squares. Set it aside....

Will finish in 2014!!

JustineLark on ravelry

Drae said...
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Drae said...

I'd like to learn to purl continental style. alcbrooks on Ravelry

glongley said...

My dream is to knit my self a sweater. I said this last year to. glongley on Ravelry

Tobie said...

I want to knit a sweater with steeks.
I am tobiedotlurieatgmaildotcom

daly said...

going to learn fair isle.
rav daly

JoannaW said...

Imma gonna say it loud and proud - I will only be knitting from stash in 2014! (I hope.). Rav id joannaw.

Brenda said...

Thx for the giveaway!
In 2014 I'd like to try steeking.

Rav ID is Goodstuff.

Shing Hsieh said...

I want to make a sweater that actually fits me well! And frog all the others that didn't.

Shing on Rav

Diana said...

I'm going to get comfortable with steeking in 2014. Already have a couple projects lined up. As for the giveaway, i have always adored the cardigan knit from what looks like Rowan Kidsilk Haze held double. Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway. :) Mom2O at Rav.

Anita Cook said...

Love this book!
ansico AT hotmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I want to knit an Icelandic sweater in 2014. I also want to win Wear With All and make all patterns.
fab126bv@aol.com

kayteau said...

What i really need to do is actually not exactly a knitting technique but I really REALLY should start documenting my knitting on Ravelry. I do knit a lot, but you'd never know it by my projects pages!

And this book looks great - I love your sweater.

Carrie said...

Lovely book. Looks like it has lots I would actually knit up!

Carmen N said...

I'm hoping to get better at cables and fair isle.

Debbie said...

That "the Stole" has stolen my heart! However, it's counter to my goal for 2014, which is to concentrate on sweaters instead of shawls!

Sheila said...

My knitting challenge for next year is to make a dent in my stash before it suffocates me.

Susann Lusnia said...

I want to knit my first garment using lace weight yarn. I have a skein of pure silk and a pattern for a lace stole. Wish me luck!

Maria i Falkenberg said...

I'll challenge myself to steek a garment!

Swedishgrandma on Ravelry

deidre said...

I am going to go through my projects and frog or finish. Update my Ravelry with my actual stash (scary).Thanks for the chance. lostinkansas on Ravelry

Gwen said...

I'd like to knit myself a sweater. (Well, actually, I'd like to knit myself anything...I seem to "gift" everything that comes off my needles.)

I also want to learn to knit continental-style.

gracie41999 on Ravelry

Barbara B. Solbrig said...

I am hoping to knit "out" more yarn than I bring in! "CoffeeYarn" on Ravelry.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps 2014 will be the year I finish the sweater I started years ago...

strickliesel13 on ravelry

molly said...

Blanket! Um, lap robe actually. Happy holidays to you and thanks for all the giveaways.

Anonymous said...

i would love to try some of this - it looks like an interesting book
catdragon on rav

Cindy said...

I want to knit a cabled sweater. Not just a sweater with a cable or two, but one with an all over cable design. Oh...and hopefully it fits me too.

Kate Price said...

A fair isle sweater, that fits and has shape.

Katepricey on Rav

Liz said...

Short row shaping. Rav: breezily

SherryG. said...

I am attempting Double Knitting. Hope I can accomplish this as it is sooooo Cool.

sherryglover1 on Ravelry

NancyN said...

I'm planning to try beading again. It was not successful on the first go round, but hey, think big!
Thanks for the chance.

Nancy
n2n on Rav

Sara said...

My challenge is to knit more with my own hand spun yarn!
Thanks,
Saragl (ravelry name)

Debbie said...

I am going to try to seriously knit from stash and also complete more sweaters.

Debbie4 on rav