Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Giveaway: Day Number Four

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Today's feature presentation is for the knitters among us:  The Big Book of Knitting by Katharina Buss.  From the back cover:  Turn to this all-in-one knitting book for every technique you need--plus fabulous projects.  Would you like to cover the basics?  You can with the detailed information, diagrams, and color photos.  Do you already know how to knit?  Then this book is also the right one for you.  See how to give a remarkably distinctive feel and a one-of-a-kind look to patterns with different stitches and embellishments.

This is a great book for which I had high aspirations.  The book is nearly an encyclopedia of knitting.  It discusses the basics like casting on, the various stitches, how to do bands, hems, ribbing, facings, necklines, collars, pockets, and buttonholes.  Plus there are several projects--sweaters, gloves, mittens, and socks--so that you can try out your newly learned skills.  What I realized after studying this book, is that if I wanted to learn to knit things that aren't flat (I've knitted afghans and scarves), I'm going to have to give up quilting to learn to do it.  That ain't happening!  (Are you seeing a trend here?)

So I hope there are some knitters among us who will be interested in this fine book.  Or perhaps you know a knitter who would enjoy this book.  You could try to win it for them.

Okay, I think you know the drill.  All you have to do to enter the drawing is to comment.  It's okay to comment even if you don't want to enter, but be sure to make it clear you're not interested.

And if you're just now coming to the eight days of book giveaways, it's not too late to check out the books from previous three days.  The giveaways will close at noon (Pacific Standard Time) on September 7th and winners will be announced September 8th.

11 comments:

  1. I love quilting *and* knitting! Just don't have time enough for either one right now, but I'd love to have this book. Katharina Buss is an amazing author, and I have borrowed this book from our local public library before. I'd *really* enjoy owning one of my own that I could take out and read whenever I wanted without having to remember a due date for return! :-)

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  2. I would love to have this book, I just got into knitting this year and looooovvvveeee it!!!!

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  3. That book looks awesome! I like that it has a lot of finishing techniques in it - something I think is often skipped over but is so-o-o-o important!

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  4. I've tried to avoid knitting every since I sat on my cable needle while making an Aran knit sweater - painful memories!!! But it does look like a neat book! Hopefully it will find a good home!!

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  5. Hmmm, maybe with this book I could figure out the strange symbol in this new pattern I have. You could send it to me and I would love it.

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  6. Michelle you have so many lovely books, this one looks great but I don't need it. I hope it goes to a great home.

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  7. I'm like you Michelle. If it isnt staright or flat forget it !

    I'm not a big knitter actually. (Still have a scarf I started two and a half years ago in the "unfinished" stage)

    Hopefully this book will go to someone who will get some pleasure and enjoyment out of it.

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  8. I knit and crochet and am still attempting quilting, when I can find time to sit at machine. Knitting and crocheting are easier just because they are mobile, but I'm not advanced or anything. I'm pretty limited to the basics (no sweaters or anything like that).

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  9. I wish my wife would knit me some socks :(

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  10. I'd love to win this book, pls count me in. I used to do a lot of knitting years ago, and even now I'm knitting a pair of fingerless gloves. They have been put aside for awhile because I've been so busy with quilting.

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