new to the knitting library: vogue knitting 25 years…

22 08 2007

i really have been knitting, er, crocheting lately…just on the down low. here’s some crocheted dish cloths i made from my first taste of peaches and creme worsted weight


crocheted ballband dishcloth


crocheted ballband dishcloth for grandma kathleen
peaches and creme worsted in strawberry cream,
daisy ombre, sea mist and gumdrop
started: august, 2007
finished: august, 2007
hook: G or H
notes: made smaller for wringing ease

in the near past i’ve acquired a number of books and had a little bit of stash building….i’m going to start off with the vogue knitting book:


the best of vogue knitting: 25 years of articles, techniques and expert advice

i’ve actually had this book for a while. when i first received it, i thumbed through the pages and was turned off by the photographs from the 80’s. i put the book on my desk and peeked at it from time to time. slowly, i came to realize that i treasured this book. not only is it a piece of knitting history, but i also gives the reader “how to’s” for techniques from casting-on, to shaping and design, to binding-off.

this book contains no knitting patterns; it is more a reference. however, it doesn’t read like a knitting reference, as it shouldn’t,
since it is a collection of articles. but by the same virtue, it is difficult to find a specific technique if you just leaf through the pages. however, this may be overcome with the thorough table of contents and index.

you won’t sit down and read this book from cover-to-cover in one shot, but you will enjoy the timeless advice contained within the articles. pick this up if you want a quick shot of knitting reading, but i would not recommend purchasing it as an end-all, be-all knitting reference. this is a great coffee table book! i’m glad i bought it sight unseen!




5 responses

22 08 2007

You’re brave to buy a book sight unseen. But to me, that’s like living on the wild side 😉 And yes, I have done it. I didn’t know you crochet! What do you think of P & C? I’ve learned to really love it (too much). I’m almost on a first name basis with the folks at the company cause I like to order dirctly from the manufacturer. They have great prices and tons of colors and come in 1 lb cones! And I’m known in knitting group for loving to say the name, Elmore Pisgah…

22 08 2007

I’ve been wondering about this one. It came out and there really haven’t been any reviews or anything on it….

22 08 2007

I adore P&C crocheted dishcloths. I used to make a ton of them whenever I was bored with what I had on the knitting needles. They’re just such a satisfying little project.

22 08 2007

Nice dishclothes. I don’t know if I’d crochet/knit those. They are so pretty I wouldn’t want to use them:)

17 09 2007

Love your crocheted Ballbad Dishcloths. Where can I get that pattern?

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