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One Skein These knitted and crocheted fashion accessories and decorative accents for the home vary in their required levels of skill, but all can be completed quickly and require only one skein of yarn The stitch patterns and clear instructions make it easy for even procrastinators and the less than diligent to create a ruffled cravat, a drawstring bag, a tank top, cozy scarves, arm and leg warmers, lace wristlets, fingerless gloves, a mohair pillow, and even a sweater for a baby Several projects do not require any new yarn at all instead projects such as the Felted Striped Tote or the Labyrinth Circle Rug are designed using up a skein s worth of leftovers from other projects A guide to terms and techniques, a resource directory, and a bibliography are also included beautiful but light on description especially in shorthand advanced So I got all excited when I saw this book at my library, cause I crochet and would like to work on my knitting Unfortunately, there wasn t a single knit project that I would want to make In my opinion, these projects kind of feed the bad reputation knitters and crocheters get for lacking taste and style Also, some of them are fantastically impractical, like the knitted cupcakes Perhaps I m just a snooty biz natch, but who would decorate with knitted cupcakes Another strike against the book So I got all excited when I saw this book at my library, cause I crochet and would like to work on my knitting Unfortunately, there wasn t a single knit project that I would want to make In my opinion, these projects kind of feed the bad reputation knitters and crocheters get for lacking taste and style Also, some of them are fantastically impractical, like the knitted cupcakes Perhaps I m just a snooty biz natch, but who would decorate with knitted cupcakes Another strike against the book is that there only six crochet patterns Out of thirty Perhaps I m just biased, but if you re going to say knit and crochet, the balance between the two should beeven Maybe not 50 50, but 65 35 at the least Also, perhaps an indication of which patterns are knit or crochet in the contents or the index, so those of us with no interest in knitting crocheting can skip right to what we want to look at.The only advantage I see to this book is that the author actually suggests using your scraps I keep running into these projects called, like, Scrap Bag and Scrap Throw and then the pattern is all, Oh, you need a skein of each of these colors and two skeins of this one How is that a scrap project Radford not only includes projects that you could use scraps for, but says things like, I went digging in my leftovers to see what kind of funky yarns I could use for this You should do the same So I gave it an extra star No, I didn t But I thought about it I was really looking forward to this book I m always looking for one skein projects Unfortunately, while some were cute, none were anything I d be interested in making for myself or anyone else I know. Sadly, the subtitle 30 Projects to Knit and Crochet was awfully misleading I think there were only 5 patterns for crochet, and the first one didn t appear until nearly halfway through the book For crochet, One Skein, includes a crochet cap ruffle cravat, geometric accessory bags, bath mitt puffy, bathmat, pom pom boa, and that s it The accessory bags and the boa were cute and somewhat novel, in my opinion, but the others were the same kind of patterns crocheters have been stuck Sadly, the subtitle 30 Projects to Knit and Crochet was awfully misleading I think there were only 5 patterns for crochet, and the first one didn t appear until nearly halfway through the book For crochet, One Skein, includes a crochet cap ruffle cravat, geometric accessory bags, bath mitt puffy, bathmat, pom pom boa, and that s it The accessory bags and the boa were cute and somewhat novel, in my opinion, but the others were the same kind of patterns crocheters have been stuck with hundreds of times before It s clear now that the book is intended for knitters

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