Sunday, April 14, 2013

115 - Many Happy Returns

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Latte: I'm working on a Clapotis for a friend and otherwise I have been very monogomous working on Catkin. I have gotten to the slip stitch portion of the project, and it's very enjoyable to create color work this way. You can read a great deal about "slip stitch" or "mosaic" color work knitting here and here. Barbara Walker's A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns also has a very large selection of these patterns.

Taste: I review Knit to Flatter by Amy Herzog. I think this book is an essential addition to EVERY knitter's library. Hurry up and get yourself a copy! Don't miss Amy's website, here. During the review, I also mentioned a very useful book about getting sewing patterns to fit: Pattern Fitting with Confidence by Nancy Zieman

Brewing: I talk about color theory and why you might want to play around with it. Grab yourself a color wheel and enjoy! Inspiration? Look to nature! The beautiful fiber colors of Crown Mountain Farms are inspired by nature. Get some colored pencils, markers, paint, colored paper or just fool around with a paint or drawing program on your computer. Make friends with color. If you want to know more about Pantone, look here. For books about color theory, look here, here or here

Sofa: I welcome back several of my favorite TV shows: Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and Mad Men

Tip Jar: When you gift someone with a book, include your own notations/marginalia. I did this when I gifted Mary with The Daily Soup, my favorite soup cookbook ever. 

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