Happy Sunday...wait no, it is only Friday. Early posting for me, right? That is because I have been given the opportunity to review a book for you all today and give a copy away.
The book is Knitted Mitts & Mittens by Amy Gunderson.
Into knitting mitts, then this book is for you?
25 patterns to choose from (the sister has already picked out a couple she would like).
The designer give you endless choices. If you are into fun and funky, they are here. Classic mitts that can be for either male or female, love that.
Case and point, Big and Little Bamboo. Quite excellent in the lovely hay color, but I see them in a bright fuschia yarn. The colorwork ones below are rather fantastic.
I read through this book for you. Front to back. My very favorite part was the Stitch and Technique guide which can be found at the back. Everything from tips for reading charts, blocking, and techniques used in the book, are contained in the last 23 pages. It was extremely informative. Don't you love it when designers include thise gems?
More fun places to visit on this book tour:
2-Apr Craft Gossip (About.com guide's blog)
3-Apr Tanis Knits
4-Apr My Sister’s Knitter
9-Apr Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival
10-Apr Styled by Kristin
16-Apr Underground Crafter
17-Apr Knitting Scholar
18-Apr CraftLit (Mama O's podcast)
18-Apr MamaOKnits (CraftLit blog)
23-Apr Designs by Brenda
24-Apr Poetry in Yarn
The publisher has generously offered to send one lucky reader their very own copy.
If you would like to win this book, take a glace here and tell me what your favorite pattern is. Sorry, as I am not the one mailing out the winning copy, this giveaway is open to U.S residents only. The deadline for the contest will be April 11th at midnight PST. I will contact the winner via email, so please make sure I have a way to get in touch.
“Whatever you do, do it with purpose. Being focused is not something to be ashamed of. It is something to be proud of. When you know what are you are doing and have a clear vision of where you are going, you will not need to chase opportunities. Opportunities will seek you. Happiness will chase you. And, instead of being a choice, you will be the one choosing.”