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Mrs. O. Chalmers

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (163 of 192)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,753,368 - Total Helpful Votes: 163 of 192
Finishing Techniques for Handknitters by Jane Crowfoot
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable, 13 Jun 2005
Ms Crowfoot explains the basics of knitting techniques in a clear, no-nonsense way. Whether you want to learn the basics such as casting on or you'd like to make your garments look more professional with advanced seaming methods, this book is worth its weight in gold.
Scarves Two ("Vogue Knitting" on the Go!) by Trisha Malcolm
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An invaluable source of scarf and wrap patterns that won't take forever to complete. It has a gorgeous mix of stunning yarns and stitches to cater for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters.
I'd recommend this as a stocking filler for any knitters because it's a safer bet than trying to buy them balls of yarn!
However, the needle sizes are American but there are lots of needle conversion charts on the internet.
A lot of the yarns are not readily available in the UK. You'll either have to order them online (and risk high postage charges and import duties) or do some research to find substitutes that you like. Depending on your sense of adventure, you'll either love or… Read more
London 1945: Life in the Debris of War by Maureen Waller
29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Meticulously researched and packed with eyewitness accounts, this wonderful book brings home what life was like for war-weary Londoners in the last months of WW2.
The 1945 map of the City of London inside sets the scene perfectly and puts into context the appalling state that the City was in. It also makes you wonder how modern Londoners would cope with such hard times - bearing how the city grinds to a halt during a couple of inches of snow or a heavy rainstorm.

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