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My Top Nonfiction Read in 2018

I don’t often get around to writing full-on reviews of the nonfiction I read, especially if it’s for adults.  Here’s a selection of my favorites from last year, handily separated into knitting and non-knitting books.   Faerie Knitting by Alice … Continue reading

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The Amazing Thing About the Way it Goes

This is the latest book by one of my very favorite bloggers, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, aka the Yarn Harlot. The Amazing Thing About the Way It Goes by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. Andrews McMeel, 2014. I think I’ve been reading the Yarn Harlot … Continue reading

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Idiot’s Guides: Knitting

I’ve been a knitting addict for a while now, so I don’t normally check out introductory knitting guides. The KnitPicks podcast with Megan Goodacre, though, was enough to convince me that I should take a look at this one. I’m … Continue reading

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Literary Knits

Knitting based on favorite books? What could be more perfect? Well, maybe a slightly higher ration of fantasy to realism in the titles, but that’s just quibbling. Literary Knits by Nikol Lohr. This is another one I snagged of the … Continue reading

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The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters

As I detour back to knitting, I remind you that my giveaway for The Tree of Mindala is running through Sunday. You still have time to enter! The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd. Ann Budd is … Continue reading

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Best of Knitscene

Another yarny diversion: The Best of Knitscene by Lisa Shroyer. This book has the 20 most popular patterns from Knitscene magazine. The magazine seems geared to the young and fashion-conscious new knitter, and I am none of these things. However, … Continue reading

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Sock Yarn Studio

And now for a brief foray into yarniness…. Sock Yarn Studio by Carol J. Sulcoski. I’m a big fan of sock yarn: you can get just one skein and know you’ll be able to knit a pair of socks or … Continue reading

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Circular Knitting Workshop

Mittens were the first thing that I wanted to knit when I took knitting up again as an adult almost a decade ago. That means I’ve been knitting in the round for a really long time. I wouldn’t have taken … Continue reading

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Knits for Nerds

Knits for Nerds by Joan of Dark, a.k.a. Toni Carr As with so many knitting books, I heard about this one on the Knitpicks podcast. There I learned that “Joan of Dark” is Toni Carr’s roller derby name, and that … Continue reading

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Knit Kimono Too

One of the ways that I know my love loves me is that he brings me knitting books from the library… even though I work at another library and can check out my own knitting books. This was one of … Continue reading

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