I first discovered this book in our library, took it home, got yarn for the first project and was hooked. The directions are foolproof and straight forward, the measurements for different sizes fit, all abbreviations are explained, there are a variety of projects from sweaters, vests and cardigans to hats, mittens, baby booties, wash cloths, bibs and covers for clothes hangers. All you need to know is knit, pearl, decrease and increase stitches. For sewing the parts of the sweaters together I looked up some techniques in "Teach yourself Visually Knitting", another book I highly recommend, but if you are a half decent knitter you can really figure it all out without further help. The photos are pretty, the little models very cute. You can use the same type of yarn for several projects and instead of limiting you to any specific brand yarn the instructions tell you the required weight and appropriate needle size to achieve the right gauge, so the choice of yarn is yours, whether you like 100% polyester or want to knit with pure wool. All projects are really easy. I guess you could actually finish some of them in a day as the title says, I needed 3 or 4 evenings for a sweater and 2 evenings for a pair of mitts or booties. In fact once I got going I finished 3 sweaters, 3 hats, 2 pairs of mittens and a pair of booties for the three new babies in our family just over the holidays. All the gifts were much appreciated and though I can't compete with some of the super knitters in our family I got the satisfaction of contributing something cute and handmade for the young ones.