Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pattern Tamers and New Books

My Pattern Tamers arrived today and I love them! The set comes with 3 different lengths (the top three) and has many patterns available. The bottom shows what they are-2 magnets on a length of fabric which grasp together on both sides of the pattern so it is very secure. I've always used Post-It Notes but find the sticky looses its stickiness and they fall off.They are available at www.patterntamers.comSeveral new books are out. Retro Knits, edited by Kari Cornell and Jean Lampe is a book of vintage patterns for men, women and children from the 1900s through the 1970s. It is fun to page through and see the original pictures-several I have had. Several patterns are included which have been updated with schematics, sizing and yarn and needle recommendations.
Kari was at the MN Knitters Guild meeting this month and autographed books.

Sorry, Blogger turned this picture on its side and I don't know how to rotate it. Knitalong, Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together is by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown. Knitalong is defined as any organized event where people knit together for a common purpose or goal and talks about Knitting Cafes, Knitting Circles and Meet-Ups, Knit-ins, Knitting in War and Peace, Online Knitalongs, Knitting Blogs, Competing at the State Fair, Challenge Knitalong, Swaps and Giving to Friends, Giving to the Earth and Giving to People in Need. Each chapter includes a pattern.

Knitting Through It, Inspiring Stories for Times of Trouble edited by Lela Nargi. The book tells stories of knitting through adversity from war and poverty to imprisonments and political anxiety. Also included are black-and-white photographs from the Library of Congress archives as well as some patterns.

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