book reviews & giveaway #3
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|
|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 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?
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.