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Giveaway: 30-Min Knits

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Since the original winner of the giveaway for 30 Min-Knits: What Can You Knit in Half an Hour or Less? by Carol Meldrum, courtesy of Barron’s Educational Series, never claimed her prize, I’m offering up the book again today!

You can check out my review and a sample project from the book here.

This giveaway is open to all readers.  Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

2012 Year in Review: Book Reviews

One of my favorite bloggy things to do is review craft books.  With so many books out there, it can be tough to pick out new ones for your collection.  Today I’m sharing a roundup of my 2012 crafty book reviews, just in case you are expecting to go book shopping with any extra holiday money :).

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Crochet Books

100 Snowflakes to Crochet, reviewed on the CGOA blog here with author interview here.

101 Crochet Stitch Patterns & Edgings, reviewed here.

Bead Crochet Jewelry, reviewed here.

Crochet 101, reviewed here.

Crochet Boutique, reviewed here.

Crochet Scarves, reviewed here.

Crocheted Granny Squares, reviewed here.

Custom Crocheted Sweaters, reviewed here.

Granny Square Crochet, reviewed on the CGOA blog here with author interview here.

Happy Cute, reviewed here.

Heart’s Delight Baby Layettes, reviewed on the Stitch and Unwind blog here.

Long-Legged Friends, reviewed here.

Simple Crocheting, reviewed here.

Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Tunisian Crochet, reviewed on the CGOA blog here.

Voodoo Maggie’s Adorable Amigurumi, reviewed here.

Knitting Books

30 Min-Knits, reviewed here.

All You Knit is Love, reviewed here.

Cast On, Bind Off, reviewed here.

Fearless Fair Isle Knitting, reviewed here.

Gothic Knits, reviewed here.

Knitting: Colour, Structure and Design, reviewed here.

Knitting Brioche-Stitch Socks, reviewed here.

Knitting Never Felt Better, reviewed here.

Knitting with The Color Guys, reviewed here.

Knits for Nerds, reviewed here.

Modular Mix: 12 Knitted Mitered Squares to Mix & Match, reviewed here.

Quick-Knit Flower Frenzy, reviewed here.

Scarves, reviewed here.

Sweet Shawlettes, reviewed here.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Color Knitting, reviewed here.

Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl, reviewed here.

Other Needlecrafts Books

Accessories: Autumne 2012, reviewed here.

The Complete Photo Guide to Needlework, reviewed here.

Meet Me At Mike’s Crafty Journal, reviewed here.

FO Friday: Baby legwarmers and Winner: 30 Min-Knits

For the second week in the row, I’ve finished a quick project from stash yarn for my friend AW’s new baby.

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This is my version of the Cozy Crawlers Leg Warmers from Linda Permann‘s Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers.  (The pattern is also available as a free download here.)  I used about half a skein of Bitsy Knits Bitsy’s Sock in the Quite a Party colorway.

I bought this yarn at the 2011 Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival.

It’s the yarn in the front.

Once I wound it up, I realized it wasn’t going to work for an accessory for me since it was too… lively for my tastes.

I was also a bit worried about pooling.  (If only I had read this post from Le Tissier Designs then — I would have known exactly what to do with this yarn!)  I’m not too stressed by pooling in infant legwarmers, though ;).

I may have time to make another quick project, but I might just mail these out with the booties, a card, and some children’s books.

In other news, according to Random.org, the winner of the giveaway for my review copy of 30 Min-Knits: What Can You Knit in Half an Hour or Less? by Carol Meldrum, courtesy of Barron’s Educational Series, is number 5…

Jane!

Congratulations, Jane, and thanks to everyone who entered!  You can read my review of the book here.

 

For more finished objects, visit Tami’s Amis!