Sunday, August 24, 2008

Custom Knits

So... I'm going to attempt to redeem myself here for the slithery photos in my last post with some dazzling... glamorous... finished knits.

Okay... to be honest, they're not my photos. Actually, they aren't even my finished knits. But I hope to start working my way through at least a few of them soon!

I'm talking about Wendy's new book, Custom Knits.

Custom Knits

It is fabulous! The designs are, of course, stunning... gorgeous... versatile... and more. But beyond the great knits, she provides a wealth of information on customizing the patterns, taking measurements, and unique tips. She includes the basic raglan, perfect Malabrigo turtleneck, and simple cardigan as well as... well, here... I'll show you a few.

Custom Knits
(I have the yarn in my stash for this!)

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(Hmmm.... I should knit one of these right away while it's still summer.)

And this one is extra special to me...
Custom Knits
because it is one of my finished knits. It's a variation on one of her patterns that Wendy asked me to knit for the book. I am bother honored and thrilled that I was able to help out.

I had the chance to see several of these knits when she was working on them so I knew the patterns were going to be fantastic, but I'm just blown away at the overall quality of the book. You need this on your bookshelf. Really!

12 comments:

Maria said...

Wow!!! That's an impressive test knit. It must have been fun!

Charity said...

Very cool test knit! I'm looking forward to checking out this book. :0)

km said...

I'm not spending money right now, so it will have to be on my Christmas list. Do you know if there will be a signing? How fun to have your knits in a book.

Stefaneener said...

Lovely. But you know, those are someone's finished objects, so you're not really lying.

marit said...

Great knits!The white sweater is really beautiful. I also have to add that I like the photos of this post a lot better than those from a couple days ago-LOL!

Sarah said...

That test knit is great! The rest of the book looks great too- she's talented.

Becca said...

Your knit is famous! I'm really looking forward to that book. There are so many beautiful projects.

Yarnhog said...

I just bought this book over the weekend. In a book store and at full price. (I never, ever do that.) I really like some of the designs, but I really bought it for the explanation of top-down, seamless knitting, which is great.

Donna Boucher said...

Waiting....waiting...for mine to come.
How wonderful that you helped!!!

I am delighted for Wendy! She worked so hard. Hey! It's #1 on Amazon's knitting books. How great is that???

Heather said...

I am so jealous your knit is in the best book ever. You are my hero. I think I faved every pattern.

Angelika said...

Thanks for all the pics. You can't see all that's inside a book just by looking at the cover at amazon. Those knits are so practical and absolutely wearable. Great.

Yarn It said...

I love the patterns! I just bought the book on Amazon. Now I really can't wait to get it! The sweater you knit is gorgeous. That will definitely be on my list.