Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: French Chic: Fashion Knitting

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: French Chic: Fashion Knitting by Conran Octopus Ltd Source: PaperbackSwap.com Publication date: 1986 Status: Out of print but widely available online. Condition: Price tag on the cover and worn edges, but otherwise in good shape Craft: Knitting Since last week was all about fashion crochet, I thought I should share some fashion knitting this … Read more

Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey

This post contains affiliate links. This week’s pick: The Complete Book of Knitting by Barbara Abbey Source: My mom’s collection Publication date: 1971 Status: Re-released as a Dover book in 2012 Condition: Missing dust jacket, but otherwise in very good condition Craft: Knitting I haven’t had the chance to explore this book as much as some of the others since it is … Read more

Book review: Custom Crocheted Sweaters

This post contains affiliate links. I recently received a review copy of Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit by Dora Ohrenstein, of Crochet Insider fame, from the nice people at Lark Crafts. Like most crocheters, I’ve been waiting a long time for a book like this.  Although I personally have little interest in actually making … Read more

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