Knitting can be an "Awakening" experience (Satori). I hope that Knitting Satori can be a place where those awakenings can be shared and passed on to others.
Smoky Mountain Colors
Monday, July 11, 2005
Another idea for left over yarn
My family has concluded that I am not only a yarn-aholic, but a book=aholic also. They have accused me of having a second home at Barnes & Noble's. LOL. I'm not confirming or denying any of their statements but I have a book I want to share with you. One of the reasons it caught my eye, is that I love to work not only with fun yarns but different stitches, and once I learn them I then want to use them in shawls or pillows, etc. This book is pretty basic, (there are a few blocks that will need you undivided attention) but the blocks give you an excellent opportunity to get familiar with the stitch and pattern and then when you are done, sew them up and you have a nice sampler afghan or bed top. If you quilt also, you will love the section on arranging the blocks. There is no limit to what you can do with these blocks. I kind of look at this book as a stepping stone to get the imagination going for bigger and better projects. My motto lately is "Make It Your Own." and this book will get you started in doing that. (Amazon.com has it for $16.97 regular 24.95)