on 13 May 2004
This is a very colourful book, which is its main attraction. The ideas are imaginative, but, as far as I can see, most are not really suitable for use in the real world.
The wools are all non UK, and there is no guidance on equivalent weights and yardage, making it time consuming before even starting a project. I don't think many would work without the original yarns.
If you have lots of time and patience, and don't mind an impractical bag, then this book may suit you. Otherwise it isn't worth buying.
on 18 May 2004
What a fantastic book two of my favorite things bags and knitting in one book! This paperback book includes 30 very unusual and interesting knitted bags. All inspired from counties from around the world for example Peru, Tibet, Japan, Turkey, Persia and Morocco. I have never seen such a collection of unusual knitted items. There are bags to suit all ages and levels of knitters. The instructions and diagrams are clear however it is an American book so some of the wool would be difficult to find. I highly recommend this book to all who love to knit something a bit different.