Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Thursday: Knits to Give - 30 Knitted Gifts Made with Love

We are only in day three of the New Year and I am already falling behind! The only thing I have gotten done on my Al socks are the cuffs and I am also working on a red top which should have been done by now, but I went back to work yesterday after being on vacation for over a week and have not touched the needles since the 1st of the year. Thus the reason why I did not have a WIP post yesterday. Not a good start to the year if I am already falling behind on my goals, right?

It has been a while since I have gotten any new knitting books. I made a wish list post on the books that I want to add to my Library and I got two of the five books, plus a wild card over the holiday's. Over the next few weeks on Thursday's I will write about my first impression on the books. Now that I have rambled on and on below is my first review!

Book:               Knits to Give 30 Knitted Gifts Made with Love
Author:            Debbie Bliss
Book Rating:   4 out of 5 stars
Knits to Give*
I am a selfish Knitter. I am not saying that I have never made anything for anyone, it just does not happen that often. This year I want to change that. I figured that if I want to save some money why not make some of the Birthday/Christmas/Baby/Graduation/etc. presents. As we all know this hobby can be very expensive and as much as I try to curb the spending it just does not work out.

While browsing books at Barnes and Noble I saw "Knits to Give: 30 Knitted Gifts Made with Love" and after flipping through the book decided to take it home with me. The book is divided into 5 sections For Her, For Him, For Baby, For Kids and For the Home. Each section has 6 patterns for a total of 30 patterns for you to make.

At the beginning of the book there is an intro from Debbie Bliss, an introduction to her yarns which I think is very handy, an abbreviations glossary and gift wrapping ideas.

While there are patterns on there that I would never make such as the Hot-Water Bottle Cover, there are many more that I cannot wait to make not only for others but for me too. Here are some of my favorite:

Home is Where the Heart is Pillow

Ladybug Backpack

Covered Bangles

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

~Knitting Chica

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