|I made the photo above-not the cover-and the photography in the book is NOT by me- but nice and colorful!|
Laura McFadden's crafty book Knitless: 50 N0-Knit , Stash-Busting Yarn Projects is full of ideas for us. Some projects are quickies, some take time and concentration. She is an experienced crafter in many media, so she brings in paper arts, jewelry, embroidery, coil and coin rugs, macrame--and more that mix it up. Nary a knit or crochet pattern in here. Perfect opportunity to stretch your craft muscles a little while using up yarn that is lying fallow.
|photos courtesy of Running Press, from Knitless|
Other projects are more "Make and Take"--detailed instructions to make a specific item, complete with templates for re-creating the piece, exactly. This kind of crafting isn't my jam, but it has huge appeal for those who want to try a new craft successfully, and when you want a project you can claim as done by the end of the day. Coming off of making a book with 28 projects in it, all knitting, I tip my hat to the author for putting together fifty projects with clear instructions and photos.
|No Knit Quick Scarf photo courtesy of Running Press, Knitless|
|String Art Lamp photo courtesy of Running Press, Knitless|
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This book was sent to me by Running Press, the publisher. The above review (unless you just skipped to the giveaway and if so--shame on you) is my unbiased opinion. If I didn't like it, you wouldn't be reading about it.
The blog tour for the book continues , here's the run down:
9/15 Pretty Things
9/18 Knit and Nosh
9/21 Lorelei’s Blog
9/22 CraftGossip Knitting
9/23 Wendy Knits
9/24 Cut Out + Keep
9/25 Think Crafts!
9/26 Our Daily Craft
9/28 Delia Creates