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West Design A1 Green Cutting Mat Self Healing Non &hellip by West
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I have used self-healing mats many times before and this is NOT self healing, just hard plastic. A blade drawn across this leaves a gash and will go dull in very few passes. You'll be going through a lot of expensive blades with this thing.

If I could give this no stars, I would. Don't get sucked in by the other reviews, as I did!!! They are now trying to get me to pay for return shipping - on an item NOT AS LISTED. Not impressed.
Knitter's Guide to Hand-Dyed & Variegated Yarn, Th&hellip by Lorna Miser
2.0 out of 5 stars Very....colourful?, 27 Dec 2012
It had a couple of interesting pages on dye lengths in yarn and how it can affect pooling and shows a number of stitches that can be used to break up areas of colour.

That said, the stitches shown are fairly obvious - slip stitches, moss, etc. - and the majority of the book is taken up by outdated patterns in insane yarn colours, which killed it for me.

In the end I just couldn't take it seriously. This book perpetuates old (bad) craft stereotypes and missed a golden opportunity to showcase the beauty of some gorgeous hand dyed yarns by using outmoded fashions and aesthetics. A shame, really.
Custom Knits: 25 Projects (Plus Variations) and Te&hellip by Wendy Bernard
This book is one of the few knitting books I have purchased out of dozens that I have flipped through over the last year. The patterns are good templates for modifying and using as starting points for your own designs. Most of the patterns supplied are simple and fairly contemporary. There are some really well written explanations on how to modify different aspects of a design to get a new garment.

Recommend this one highly.

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