Weekend Knitting Projects

Weekend Knitting Projects

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by Melanie Falick
     
 

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Knitting is more popular today than it has been for decades—it's been called �the hot new hobby� and even �the new yoga.� The latest generation of knitters thrives on quick projects that are creative, fulfilling, and relaxing—and can fit into a busy lifestyle. Weekend Knitting collects 50 unique, innovative projects and ideas for the beginning- and

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Knitting is more popular today than it has been for decades—it's been called �the hot new hobby� and even �the new yoga.� The latest generation of knitters thrives on quick projects that are creative, fulfilling, and relaxing—and can fit into a busy lifestyle. Weekend Knitting collects 50 unique, innovative projects and ideas for the beginning- and intermediate-level knitter, many of which can be made in a weekend or less.Every project is presented in full-color photographs and with clear instructions. Weekend Knitting also features beautiful photos shot in and around real homes, evoking perfect knitting weekends filled with fresh air, friends, and delicious food. Longtime knitting expert Melanie Falick has also brought together quotes about knitting, creativity, and balanced living from such diverse sources as Virginia Woolf, Pablo Picasso, and Saint Francis of Assisi. Recipes for treats such as hot cocoa and butter cookies and tips about fun and stress-reducing activities like hand massages, taking a bath, and hosting a knitting film festival complete the weekend knitting experience.

Author Bio: Melanie Falick is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits and the author of Knitting for Baby, Kids Knitting, and Knitting in America. She recently joined the editorial staff of Stewart, Tabori & Chang.

Ericka McConnell is a lifestyle photographer whose work has appeared in Oprah and Martha Stewart Living, and the books Yoga Within and Cocktail Parties with a Twist.

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The former editor of Interweave Knits and author of Knitting for Baby, Falick has assembled an eclectic collection of fun-to-knit projects, including a knitted rag doll and finger puppets for children; scarves, socks, and sweaters for adults; and home decor items like lap blankets and chair cushions. Interspersed with projects by knitwear designers Kristin Nicholas, Deborah Newton, Jo Sharp, and Nicky Epstein are "knitting asides," such as an annotated guide to movies with knitting scenes and a recipe for hot chocolate suitable to accompany a weekend of knitting. Recommended for large public library knitting collections, though small libraries may want to stick to more reasonably priced pattern collections, such as those found in the "Vogue Knitting on the Go" series. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584792918
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.75(d)

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Weekend Knitting 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In great-grandma's day I imagine that there was time to knit finger puppets, 'egg cozies' and checker boards. Today, however, time (especially for knitting) is precious. Perhaps that explains why my enthusiasm for a book called 'Weekend Knitting' quickly turned to disappointment. I was looking forward to useful knitting projects (yes, I realize how pragmatic and 'un-creative' that sounds) such as sweaters, scarves and hats, slippers, and luscious afghans; and although there were a few of these projects, there also seemed to be a good deal of repetition such as page after page of mittens with little or no variation. I knit for the love of knitting, but when I invest my time and energy I want to have something substantial and beautiful to show for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a beautifully styled book with tons of great photographs, but does not have any photographs or line drawings of technique. This is not a book for beginners as everything seemed very complicated. Also there were lots of impractical projects like hard boiled egg cozies.
nursemare More than 1 year ago
Are you a person who likes to read cookbooks and craft books? I know I am. Sometimes I even jump into cooking or creating from these books. This book is a crafter's and reader's dream. Falick doesn't just fill the book with patterns and instructions, which are beautiful, but also with short stories and even a few recipes. I can also totally see myself making some of the simpler projects in the book - especially the flower-shaped knitted washcloth (I would probably use it as a coaster). The book is full of simple and more complicated projects for experienced knitters. This is a beautiful book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I checked out this book from a friend and then decided to buy it for myself. Yes, as the previous review stated they do some some original projects for checker boards, games and finger puppets which are very nice and may make nice gifts but they also have sweaters, a beautiful wrap, scarves, hats, neckwarmers, legwarmers, fingerless mitts in addition to other gloves and mittens and ponchos. All the patterns have a modern look to them...which is the biggest problem I have with knitting books...I want something I can wear that fits todays styles. I've made several of the projects and I love them and so does my family and friends!! Not a big sweater book(i think it contains maybe 2 nice ones) but at least the patterns look NEW. Also some nice tips and stories here and there but not too many where it takes away from the patterns.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy purchasing this book. The sweaters are pretty simple to knit. The designs are not too bad. Great pictures and photos. If you're looking for knitting some simple sweaters... this book is for you. Enjoy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reviewer that this book contains some impractical projects, but it also has some really lovely ones, such as shawls, figerless gloves and handbags. This book also includes other 'knit-bits' such as movies that mention knitting, recipies, and instructions for hand massage. I will knit several projects from this book and just simply enjoy looking through it.
BethyBug59 More than 1 year ago
Love the book - have not done any projects but can't wait to. Had too many in the works when I got the book. Will try them next set of projects.