Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Book Review - Hattitude: Hats for Every Mood

by Cathy Carron, $19.95

I was very excited to get this book, but now I am not so sure about it. There are many hats in the book, many different styles using many different yarns, but there are a few problems.
- Most of them take expensive yarns (Ozark Mountain Handspun, Classic Elite...)
- The yarns are not washable (not so good for gifting in my case)
- Some of the stuff would just not be wearable except in an urban area by someone with a very high level of confidence
- lots of patterns require the ever evil DPNS
+ lots of interesting shapes that could be fun to play around with
+ lot of different colors
- not much for men

So-recommended for those with deep pockets, a very full stash, or hat lovers. Otherwise-borrow a copy from the library.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

I am Knitting!

OK, I am knitting, really. It just that it seems like I am also unknitting just as much as I'm knitting. I've been trying to make these cute little sea creatures for MONTHS, but the directions have so many (random) errors! I have to knit, recognize that there's something wrong, then unknit and do Math (for heaven's sake), then try again. That's all I'm going to say. I'm not going to blame the designer, nor am I going to curse.

Have a pleasant Sunday evening.