Book Review: Arm & Finger Knitting by Laura Strutt
Have you heard about arm and finger knitting?
I hadn’t until recently, but judging by the number of people (over 8 million!!) viewing this YouTube video (check it out, really well done) about arm knitting, it’s a very popular craft that’s shaking things up in the knitting world and how!
I think this is such a cool idea! 😉
Replacing knitting needles with your arms or fingers, to create beautiful and rather unique knit items. I’ve already got a couple of projects picked out to try, just waiting for some yarn to arrive in the mail.
So, after the basic how-to’s are worked out, where to go to find some really nice arm and finger knit patterns to try out?
ARM & FINGER KNITTING by Laura Strutt
A book that I highly recommend, if you decide to give this fun, new craft a go!
Filled with all kinds of original arm and finger knits, including these two beautiful examples:
Raspberry Ripple Shawl
Cozy Striped Throw
Other patterns included in the book: a travel blanket, that folds up into a pillow when not in use (that’s one I’ve got in mind to make), a two-tone tote bag,several other home furnishing projects including several throws and pillow covers, a couple of really fun vests…and many more.
There are also complete instructions HOW TO arm and finger knit. Arm knitting is for larger gauge projects, finger knits for finer gauge items.
Another thing I like about this book, the author explains how to make yarn from t-shirts that can be used in many of these projects, if you prefer to go that route, rather than using bulky/chunky weight yarns. I like that (repurposing/recycling) idea, a lot! 🙂
If you haven’t heard about arm and finger knitting before or haven’t gotten around to checking it out further, this book is a great way to get started.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with full page color photos.
Instructions are easy for even beginners to follow.
The selection of patterns runs the gamut from home decor items for every room to a variety of edgy to elegant fashion items.
And if you have tried this craft already, do share your experiences! I’d love to hear what you’ve made and how its worked out for you. 😉
♥ Happy Knitting and Weekend ♥
PS: My thanks to Thomas Allen & Son for providing and allowing me to use, the book images above.Check out their website to browse a wonderful selection of top-quality books, in all genres.
Groovy Green Kitchen UPDATES, Now Available :-)
The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker
The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups
I have updated the photos in both of my: Groovy Green Kitchen cookbooks (Kindle versions) and free updates are now available from Amazon.
Amazon.com has kindly informed me that they will be sending out notices to customers who purchased one or both of these eBooks previously, re: the update. But in case you don’t hear from them, you can also contact Amazon to get the free updates.
I was having issues with the photos in both of these eBooks, when zoomed in particular. They are now looking much better and I think have added to the overall presentation quite a bit.
I have less than an optimal set-up for kitchen photos at present, but with some photo editing that I did and some help from the talented: Lissa at Postcards from the Rain (thanks again Lissa!), they are now good to go.
I also suggested to Amazon that white borders on the zoomed version of photos (instead of the ugly brown they had previously) would look a lot better. They sent in my suggestion for consideration and woohoo, they have now made that change! 🙂
I am also looking for more reviewers for both of these cookbooks.
If you like to cook and would be interested in giving one or both of these eBooks a “test drive” send me an email at:
veggiecook @myway .com (spaces removed), type REVIEWER in subject line
and we can go from there.
Have a wonderful week and Happy Cooking! 🙂
Woohoo…My 1000 Review at Amazon.com and it’s a 5 star! :-)
Woohoo…I posted my 1000 review at Amazon today! 🙂
If you’re looking for a fun, cozy mystery to enjoy this weekend, check out my review.
Happy Reading and Weekend, G
My 1000 review posted at Amazon:
Murder & Moonflowers by Leslie Leigh
What a fun story this was to read! 🙂
I’m a fan of cozy mysteries AND a long-time believer in holistic and herbal medicine, so when I happen to see this book on a Top 100 list recently, downloading it was a no-brainer.
This has a rather unique twist on the usual types of kindle cozy mysteries, with the main character’s occupation being a herbalist and baker.
The story moved along at a good pace, characters were believable and I liked the author’s engaging writing style as well.
The suspense kept up right to the end of the story when all was satisfyingly revealed; along with a teaser for the next book in the series that made me want to download book 2 too (which I have!).
If you like cozy mysteries and have an interest in natural…
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Book Review: Street Magic by William Hammett
Looking for a good read for the weekend/upcoming week?
Check out my new review of:
Street Magic by William Hammett.
An original story that I enjoyed from start to finish!
Happy Reading and Weekend. 🙂
Street Magic by William Hammett
From the Amazon product page:
The people of Pace, Indiana, are jolted from their routine small-town lives when a street magician, Lark the Magnificent, begins staging one incredible show after another. There is seemingly nothing this man in an electric-blue suit can’t do, from levitating above the sidewalk to making it snow on a sunny day.
But Joe Bailey, meek bachelor and town archivist, notices that things in Pace aren’t quite right. People are going missing, stores are closing, and someone—or some thing—is living in a row of abandoned homes on River Road.
In this homage to Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, William Hammett has written a chilling novel in lyrical prose about the evil locked behind the doors of small-town America, an evil that Joe Bailey will have to combat with his own brand of street magic.
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Wednesdays, Guest Post: Geraldine Helen Hartman
Thanks to my pal, Carl at: I Know I Made You Smile, for sharing this press release and contact info re:
The Groovy Green Kitchen II
Happy Cooking and Mid-Week, G 🙂
Taaa daaa…… My New Cookbook is Now Available! :-)
The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume II): Simply, Super, Supper Soups
is now available in Kindle and print book formats at: Amazon.com, .ca, UK….
I am SO happy to finally have this cookbook completed. 🙂 And I’m pleased with the results too.
I hope you’ll check it out soon, over at Amazon and if you can, please spread the word too.
In the meantime, I’ve got a ton of ideas on the go, for promoting this new book.
And then, it’s on to my next book project, that’s already in progress. 😉
Have a wonderful week!
Happy Cooking and Reading. G
Cookbook Countdown! ;-)
I’m type, type, typing…. away!!!
I’ve made the end of February, my deadline for finishing my newest cookbook (print and Kindle/eBook versions):
The Groovy Green Kitchen II: Simply, Super, Supper Soups
I think I can still reach my time goal; I am on the home stretch. 😉
I don’t know why this particular book project has taken me sooooo long to complete.
But right now, I’m just focused on the fact that it IS almost complete and that’s a good thing! 🙂
In the meantime, I am having a free Kindle promo this weekend for my other GGK cookbook:
The Groovy Green Kitchen I: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker
It will be available as a free Kindle/eBook download, all this weekend (Feb. 20-22) at:
Amazon.com, .ca, UK….
And here’s a sample soup recipe from the GGK II:
Southern Nights Slow Cooker Veggie and Sausage Gumbo…
….to get your taste-buds ready for the full collection. 😉
In addition to lots of great soups in this new book/eBook, there’s a variety of side dishes to go along with them.
Wish me luck for finishing “on time” and happy weekend, G
Two Upcoming Kindle Book Promos :-)
Stop by Amazon to check out these weekend Kindle promos! 🙂
Happy Reading and Weekend.
I have two Kindle book promos coming up, both starting this Friday, January 9th:
On January 9, 10 and 11th:
Haiku Reflections II (The Four Seasons)
Will be available for FREE at Amazon.com and also at Amazon.ca, UK, IT, etc…
From January 9-15:
Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well
Will be available as a Kindle Countdown Deal (Amazon.com only) for only .99 (regular Kindle price is 2.99)
Hope you will check out both of these promos and do spread the word if you can too.
Reviews at Amazon.com are always most appreciated too, if you enjoy any of my books/eBooks. 😉
Happy Reading and Weekend! 🙂
Dear Veggie… Readers, I Need Your “Helpful Votes” ;-)
As any of my regular readers already know, I’m an avid product reviewer at my review blog: My Real Life Reviews and also at Amazon.com and a few other sites online.
Over at Amazon.com, I’m currently ranked at about #1800 on the TOP 10,000 reviewers list. I write reviews there on a regular basis and would like to get up into the Top 1000 Reviewers list.
I REALLY do ♥ to review products, books and eBooks of all kinds.
I hope that my reviews have been helpful to many, many people, over the years. I’ve been told that they have been many times, by individuals, authors and also companies who’s products I’ve reviewed. That always makes me smile. 🙂
I base a lot of my own purchases on reading other people’s reviews and I’m so grateful that a lot of people DO take the time to write honest and detailed reviews that really help with deciding what to buy or to pass on.
A big part of moving up on the Top Reviewers List at Amazon is getting lots of helpful votes and this is where I need your help.
If you stop by my Amazon profile/review page you’ll see a list of the 800+ reviews that I’ve written there to date.
Yes, more than 800…I can’t believe it myself but I do type fast! 😉
If you have a bit of time, I’d really appreciate you reading one or more of my reviews and if you find them helpful, I’d be very grateful for your helpful vote, at the bottom of the review. All you need to have is an Amazon account to sign in with and you can click away!
Thanks if you can help. Happy Shopping, Reading and Weekend! 🙂
PS: And DO take care out there if you’ve got snow and ice. We’ve got a light skiff of snow here and I’m guessing icy streets. Although I’m a big fan of snow, the ice I could definitely live without!
Amazon Book “Breakthrough” on Black Friday :-)
Did you have a good time on Black Friday? Amazon sure made me smile yesterday! 😉
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Happy Reading, Shopping and Cooking too!🙂
I was over at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca yesterday morning, browsing; along with a gazillion other shoppers and to my surprise and delight, 2 of my books/eBooks were on 3 Top 100 PAID lists! 🙂
Here’s a screenshot from around 9AM on Black Friday, over atAmazon.comfrom the:
Top 100 Paid List for Vegetarian Cookbooks:
The Groovy Green Kitchen: Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker was at #75.
Not number 1 but heh on a Paid List, especially on Black Friday, I’ll take it. 😉
It’s a rare honor/treat to end up on any Top 100 List at Amazon, especially the paid lists considering the millions of books that are available at Amazon. I wasn’t able to see if I moved up any further later in the day as I was out and about with a lot of errands to do, but it sure was a nice way…
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