So I teased with a book review yesterday. Have you been so waiting anxiously for my next post? Here goes...
Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines
I haven't finished reading it yet (yes, it's a knitting book you'll want to read) but Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne provide many creative and funny perspectives throughout. While it is reminiscent of their previous book, it is more colorful and much broader in variety. Since I'm not the most eloquent book reviewer, I'll use more pictures than words here.
The book is divided into 5 chapters:
1. Decorating Yourself (a variety of patterns from jackets to socks for you)
Besides loving the color of both of these, the second sweater is knit top-down in... Rowan Calmer! A soft, comfy cotton sweater that will be perfect for my So Cal climate. I am in love... and I have the right amount of Calmer in my stash! But it's not green. It's off-white. Which would be good too. Almost as good as green I suppose. Maybe. Hmmm...
2. The Fairest Isle of All (technique, steeks, and more great patterns)
All fair isle worked in the round with steeks. I'm feeling tempted...
3. Covering the Small Human
I think I could actually get away with knitting this for one of my younger boys!
I know... say it with me... "Awwww" (or is it "Ahhhhh"?)
4. Occasional Knitting (Christmas stockings, totes, etc.)
I really like this... but somehow I don't think it will look the same with school papers and spilt coffee all over it. But it would be a great gift I suppose. If I were to knit gifts.
5. The Sophisticated Kitchen
I'm gonna admit right up front that this is where they lost me. I'm quite realistic in my limitations and anything beyond a hopefully clean kitchen is far beyond my reality. So, keeping in mind that I'm certainly not the best person to evaluate this chapter, I will silently present you with these unique ideas.
Okay, who am I kidding. I'm not gonna be silent. I love this picture... right down to the purple Crocs. And I pass no judgement on anyone who chooses to spend their time knitting a versatile mop cover/doggy coat. But... If I personally ever embark on such an endeavor... I fully expect to be committed.
But that's just me. Not you. You knit, you mop, and I will praise your efforts. And that's all I'm gonna say about that.
Anyway, it's a fun book. And you should get one too.