Wednesday, December 30, 2015

G402 Loom Knitting for babies and toddlers 30 easy no-needle designs-Isela Phelps

Title of the book: Loom Knitting for Babies and Toddlers; 30 easy no-needle designs

Author: Isela Phelps

Publisher: Quintet Publishing

Publishing Date: 2013

ISBN: 978-1-250-02514-2

Summary:

More projects from loom knitting maven, Isela Phelps, that address the loom knitter’s constant demand for new and varied designs—this time in a book solely devoted to knitting for babies and toddlers. The delightful designs in the book are fun, easy, and quick to make on a loom. In a small amount of time Isela will have you whipping up a fabulous collection of baby garments, toys, and accessories for every child or grandchild in your family or neighborhood!

As more crafters discover loom knitting they appreciate the clear instructions, diagrams, and photos that are a trademark of this easy-to-follow loom knitting series, and are continued in this latest collection of adorable projects. With an illustrated introductory chapter that clearly explains and demonstrates the different techniques required for successful looming, the over fifty projects can be made on all types of looms, including the newer ones just coming on the market. Packed with helpful hints, tips, designer know-how, and lovely knitted items, this is an outstanding addition to all loom knitters' libraries—and super great for beginners as the projects are smaller and very manageable.

Author Info:

Aside from the fact that she is married to someone who comes from a pretty big family and happens to be an enthusiastic knitter, not much is said about her.

Personal Opinion:

As odd as it sounds, I've never been a fan of knitting or loom knitting. By an odd coincidence I won this book last year, hopefully in time for 2016. Saying that, from a complete newbie's and perspective's view who never picked up knitting needles in her life, the good news is that she does go into a great amount of details about various knits, fabrics, and so forth that a newbie can  and should know. Also, I loved the pictures and for those who have babies and toddlers, the projects are very darling and cute and are bound to make the reader smile. Bad news is that the projects aren't classified as I'd like them to be. That is, there is no section that has projects for newbies starting out and to gain confidence in themselves and the skills, which disappointed me because when I was looking at the projects, thinking oh they might be good for the future, but they all looked too complex for me to try.

I won this from Goodreads Firstreads program

3 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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