Knitting books have a tendency to make their projects look lovely (hence the shock for some knitters when their version of the item is finished). But the presentation of these 20 projects is so luminous and lovely, this can be paged through with appropriate oohs and aahs even if one is not a knitter. Veteran knitter Erika Knight has taken the purest of yarns, bamboo, milk cotton, baby alpaca, among others, and then paired them with adorable designs, starting with the cover shot of a baby wearing a cloche hat decorated with a small flower. The book begins with an introduction to the yarns and natural dyes that may be used with them, then moves on to pages of beautiful color photographs reminiscent of the evocative Laura Ashley–style books. Every bootie and blanket looks like it belongs in an old English garden. The projects themselves have lots of appeal, and the instructions are clear. Any baby who gets one of these knits is a lucky ducky
You'll gain a wealth of knowledge with the benefit of Charles Neil's many years of experience building and finishing heirloom quality furniture with this comprehensive 10 DVD collection. Charles' easy going manner and candid insights help you along the way. You'll earn how to prep for the best results and where to turn when things don't go as you expected. You've worked hard that piece, don't be afraid to finish it!