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Never Knit Your Man A Sweater

Author : Judith Durant
ISBN : 1580176461
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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According to Durant, no man deserves a sweater until the relationship has progressed to the level of long-term commitment. She not only warns stitchers about appropriate project-to-relationship ratios, she offers 22 of the smartest patterns available for men's clothing and accessories.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Never Knit Your Man A Sweater Unless You Ve Got The Ring

Author : Judith Durant
ISBN : 1580176461
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Is he sweater-worthy? According to Judith Durant, no man deserves a sweater until the relationship involves long-term commitment. It’s just too risky to put all that time and effort and love into a knitted garment for a man who might be long gone by the time the sweater actually looks like a sweater. But knitters do want to make soft, warm things for the people they love — new boyfriends included. So what is the proper project for the it’s-been-four-dates-and-we’re-having-a-great-time guy? The Dinner Date Scarf, customized with the colors of his favorite sports team, doesn’t scare him with thoughts of commitment but does give him something warm he’ll be happy to wear to football games. Simple, shaped projects should be saved for more serious, exclusive relationships. Mittens, socks, and hats are all perfect for that semi-committed phase — they require a little more time and effort but can be quickly dropped if things don’t work out after all. Only when the ring is in hand should work begin on the merino/cotton blend Half-Zip Pullover, a classic, not-too-heavy sweater he will wear for years. Knit items are excellent gifts for men; they just have to be given at the appropriate time. Durant not only warns stitchers about appropriate project-to-relationship ratios, she offers 22 of the smartest patterns available for men’s clothing and accessories.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Luxury Yarn One Skein Wonders

Author : Judith Durant
ISBN : 9781603420051
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A little luxury goes a long way! Discover the treasures you can knit from single skeins of the expensive yarns you dream about. More than 100 patterns include elegant wraps and scarves, cuddly baby blankets, evening bags, and dozens of other projects destined to become cherished heirlooms. Indulge yourself with a small sampling of creamy cashmere, lustrous alpaca, seductive silk, exotic soy, or organic linen. The softest fibers make the greatest treasures, even in small doses.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Curse Of The Boyfriend Sweater

Author : Alanna Okun
ISBN : 9781250095626
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through crafting. People who craft know things. They know how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves. They know that some items, like woolen bikini tops, are better left unknit. They know that making a hat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life, which sometimes helps make peace with the endings. They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater, your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitch. Alanna Okun knows that crafting keeps her anxiety at bay. She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher as her beloved grandmother. And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else, we can at least control the sticks, string, and fabric right in front of us. Okun lays herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keep hidden. Yet at the same time she finds humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face (like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair). Okun has written a book that will speak to anyone who has said to themselves, or to everyone within earshot, “I made that.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Power Of Knitting

Author : Loretta Napoleoni
ISBN : 9780593087206
Genre : Social Science
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Purl and stitch: Empowering, healing, and reconnecting us to each other and ourselves In a fractured world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra: an essential tool for the survival of our species, a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life. This book is a voyage through our history following the yarn of social, economic and political changes - from ancient Egypt and Peru to modern Mongolia, from the spinning bees of the American Revolution to the knitting spies of World War II, and from the hippies' rejection of consumerism to yarnbombing protests against climate change. For the author it is also a personal journey of discovery and salvation, drawing on the wisdom her grandmother passed along as they knit together. Revealing recent discoveries in neuroscience, The Power of Knitting offers proof of the healing powers of knitting on our bodies and minds. Breaking through societal barriers, even nursing broken hearts, and helping to advance cutting-edge science, knitting is still a valuable instrument for navigating our daily lives. As a bonus, the book includes patterns for ten simple yet iconic projects that reflect the creative, empowering spirit of knitting, with complete instructions.
Category: Social Science

Storey S Basic Country Skills

Author : John Storey
ISBN : 9781603427371
Genre : House & Home
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.
Category: House & Home

The Culture Of Knitting

Author : Joanne Turney
ISBN : UCSD:31822037473238
Genre : Art
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'The Culture of Knitting' addresses and investigates knitting as an aspect of both visual and material culture and as a culture of its own. Knitting is discussed as a practice, a process and a series of objects and artefacts that encompass a variety of different techniques, approaches, and materials, undertaken by both professionals and amateurs. The aim is to uncover the cultural significance of knitting, not just as a 'fashionable' commodity, but as an everyday practice. By uncovering these recognisable practices and objects, the book develops a way of looking at knitting which can encompass the process as well as the object.
Category: Art

Stitch N Bitch

Author : Debbie Stoller
ISBN : 9780761174950
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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It’s the essential guide for chicks with sticks—because knit happens. From the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques. Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringes, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle. Plus the stitch doctor’s own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters. After the how-tos come the why-to: forty hop, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purely pros. Featuring: Coney Island fireworks scarf Punk rock backpack Crickets technicolor techno-cozies Pippi knee-stockings Big bad baby blanket To-dye-for sweater Princess Snowball cat bed Queen of Hearts bikini
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Knitlit The Third

Author : Linda Roghaar
ISBN : 9780307496355
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Whether you’re a veteran knitter or brand-new to the needles, KnitLit creators Linda Roghaar and Molly Wolf welcome you into their ever-growing circle with KnitLit the Third, an all-new collection of stories about the ups, downs, ins, and outs of knitting. With more than seventy contributors casting on here, you’ll meet enthusiasts—okay, knit-aholics—who know the frustration of having one’s needles confiscated at the airport. You’ll sympathize with owners of lush “problem skeins” that are impossible to knit. You’ll encounter the mysteries of never-matching baby booties–and the adventures of one suspicious knitter who’s convinced that a fellow knitting blogger is really a celebrity author in disguise. For those who approach this art from a more spiritual perspective, there are the stories that remind us of the power of a simple stitch. From the mother whose project provides comfort during her troubled pregnancy to a woman compelled to make dozens of blankets for Afghan refugees, each knitted and purled row offers the potential to heal ourselves. And so we spin on. KnitLit the Third is the latest in a pattern of poignant, hilarious, bittersweet, and inspiring yarns—created by and for lovers of the craft.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Knits Men Want

Author : Bruce Weinstein
ISBN : 9781453268049
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Knitting instruction and relationship therapy all in one—with lots of laughs along the way. For as long as women have been knitting, they’ve been knitting garments for men—only to have men hide their lovingly created pieces in drawers and closets. Men aren’t being intentionally cruel; they’re just not comfortable in knitwear made with bright colors, itchy yarn, or flashy designs. So what’s a knitter to do? Understand the male psyche, says knitting instructor Bruce Weinstein. In Knits Men Want he presents ten hilarious essays, each based on a rule that helps women knit for men successfully. “Men Are Babies” explains why guys need to wear soft fabrics. “Men Hate Fittings” describes how to create a sweater based on one that’s in his wardrobe. Following each essay is a timeless master pattern, from socks, hats, and scarves to an array of sweaters, all in a range of sizes and most written for multiple gauges. With this book in hand, women finally have the secret to knitting garments that men will appreciate and actually wear.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders

Author : Judith Durant
ISBN : 9781603425797
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A veteran knitter presents patterns for projects that can be created using a single skein of sock yarn, including such items as baby clothes, scarves, hats, jewelry, bags, a dog sweater, and a lampshade.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Munsey S Magazine For

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ISBN : IND:32000000698730
Genre : American periodicals
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Ice Flotilla

Author : Derek Hart
ISBN : 9780595833115
Genre : Fiction
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Ice Flotilla is a story about ordinary people caught up in the extraordinary horrors and challenges of World War Two. In the midst of this terrible conflict, human beings were also faced with many of life's seemingly mundane choices too. How they handled the pressures of war, the loss of loved ones, and still managed to discover their dignity during those tumultuous times, is what this book is all about. With a world at war, love still made a difference in so many ways. Once again Iceland was a major locale for one of Derek Hart's novels. Intrigued by the culture, the people, the landscape, and the history, the author felt motivated to write another book expounding the virtues and complexities of this fascinating nation. Follow the life and death struggle of Richard Hathaway and his son Ian during the dark days of World War Two.
Category: Fiction

Son Of Stitch N Bitch

Author : Debbie Stoller
ISBN : 9780761174998
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Debbie Stoller knows that at least half the projects women knit are intended for the men in their lives. She also knows that knitting for a boyfriend or husband or father is full of pitfalls. The answer Son of Stitch 'N Bitch, the hip, smart knitter's guide to knitting for men. A "knitting superstar" (San Francisco Chronicle) and author of the New York Times bestselling Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook and other Stitch 'N Bitch books, Debbie Stoller combines fashion savvy with uncommon knitting sense. Here's how to get the right sweater measurement (because size definitely matters)—and why never to bring him along to pick out the yarn. Why "what's your favorite color" is a dangerous question—and how you can't go wrong with luxury yarns for even the most rugged of boyfriends. Best of all, here are 45 edgy, hipster patterns that are guy-vetted and approved, many designed by male master-knitters or women with men as design partners. Here's the Night & Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge scarf. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch on the shoulder to protect against messenger bag wear and tear. Lucky Socks—think rat pack at the casino. Skull Isle Cap & Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers—stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek-chic take on Mr. Rogers. Plus Man Hands (fingerless gloves), a Hackie Sack Hoodie, Pinup Girl Illusion scarf (oh, behave!), and more.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Posh

Author : Lucy Jackson
ISBN : 1429916931
Genre : Fiction
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Set in the private school world of Manhattan's Upper East Side, POSH tracks the lives of a group of teenagers and the adults who hope to control them. It's a world of over-the-top entitlement and tribal customs, a world of surface interactions and deep needs—a world of private schools and privilege. Griffin is a preparatory school on Manhattan's Upper East Side with the best students—and the richest parent body—the city has to offer. In this eloquent novel set during one class's senior year at the Griffin School, among the queen bees and the wannabes, Michael Avery and Julianne Coopersmith begin a relationship. Their backgrounds are so different—he's beyond privileged and rich, her mother is a writer who drives a cab—but it's the rich boy who ends up being the needy one, with an emotional hole they both believe only Julianne can fill. Their parents are not immune from internal torture either—Michael's mother finds it easier to love her Chinese Crested Hairless than her own child, and Julianne's mother's protective instincts have unexpected consequences. Fast-paced, gently satirical, yet deeply felt, POSH is a surprisingly poignant and knowing novel distinguished by its spare and elegant prose.
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101 Designer One Skein Wonders

Author : Judith Durant
ISBN : 9781612122250
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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“Taps into the expertise of knitting designers across the country to present an all-new compendium of 101 enchanting projects” (Paper Clips Magazine). For every lonely skein there is a perfect small pattern. In this compilation by Judith Durant, knitwear designers from across the United States offer their favorite little projects—each designed to use just one ball of yarn. Hats, scarves, bags, shawls, mittens, pillows, and other One-Skein Wonders® make fun and portable weekend projects. All 101 designs are pictured in a full-color project gallery, while clear instructions make it easy for knitters of every skill level to tie up some loose ends. “If she loves to knit, but she’s too busy, then 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders is the book for her. Scarves, hats, necklaces, belts, purses, even wristlets—this design book edited by Judith Durant has them all. And all designs can be knit with a single skein of yarn.” —The Star-Ledger “With knitters clamoring for more of the imaginative patterns Durant introduced in One-Skein Wonders: 101 Yarn Shop Favorites, the author has tapped into a wide circle of knitwear designers to compile a totally fresh, fabulous, fun collection of more one-skein projects.” —The Eagle Press
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Love S Wager

Author : J.M. Jeffries
ISBN : 9781460343845
Genre : Fiction
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The stakes for love are sky-high No one can do A-list glitz and glamour like public relations consultant Nina Torres. The grand reopening of a Reno casino and resort to rival Vegas promises to be the media event of the decade. And with Casa de Mariposa's unveiling slated for New Year's Eve, Nina's got to work her legendary magic fast. But this smart and sophisticated divorcée has come too far to let some uptight ex-soldier cramp her style, even if Scott Russell is off-the-charts gorgeous. Keeping people safe is what Scott does. But the sensual Nina is putting more than his job as head of security at risk. And when their fiery clash of wills ignites a passion that leaves them both wanting more, there's no turning back. Now Scott will need everything in his arsenal to protect Nina from past and present dangers. Together, are they ready to gamble on the most priceless jackpot of all?
Category: Fiction