Wendy Knits: Adventures with Two Needles and an Attitude

Wendy Knits: Adventures with Two Needles and an Attitude

by Wendy D. Johnson

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In this warm, wise, and witty memoir, Wendy D. Johnson takes a look at her lifelong obsession with “casting on” as she chronicles her journey from a crudely self-taught, left-handed beginner to one of the world’s most prolific knitters—not to mention premier knitting bloggers.

From the virtues of learning how to knit the perfect sock, to the compulsive need to stash exquisite skeins of yarn in every crevice of one’s home, this is the perfect book for every knitter. Wendy also offers tips for avoiding errors, thoughts on knitting gifts for others, and more than twenty original patterns for knitters of every level of expertise: from the ridiculous and irreverent (a cell phone cozy) to the absolutely sublime (your very own luxurious Nordic style pullover).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440649530
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/25/2006
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

WENDY D. JOHNSON is a lifelong knitter and creator of one of the most popular knitting blogs online. She has been quoted or featured in many major knitting magazines, and has created designs and taught classes for Knit Happens, the celebrated yarn shop in Alexandria,Virginia.

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Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wendy Knits is like hanging out with a knitting friend. She shares some of her lovely designs and sage advice. I loved this book. Thank you Wendy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm stunned by that. I love Wendy, and so do you. Buy the book! Catnip mice, socks, sweaters, and my personal favorite, the Grape Arbor Shawl...and Wendy's distinctive and very funny voice telling us all about them. It's all here. You'll love it!
Antheras on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Wendy D. Johnson is one of the luminaries of the knitting world. Her blog has more than 3 million visitors per month, a testament to the power of her prose. Wendy Knits: My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn is her eagerly awaited first book which combines Wendy¿s reflections on a life lived with yarn and twenty of her knitting patterns.Wendy¿s writing is conversational, you feel like she¿s sitting next to you telling her stories. The patterns are interspersed throughout the book beginning with the simplest projects (a dishcloth) and culminating in a steeked Scandinavian pullover. Regular readers of her blog may find some of the content familiar but here readers receive more than just glimpses into Wendy¿s knitting life. For example, her chapter on ¿knitting for charity¿ explains how Wendy began the charity ¿Knit-alongs¿, a feature of her blog, and why she is a passionate supporter of pet rescue organizations. Her passion for the cause is evident and I suspect that many a catnip mouse will be knit after reading Wendy Knits.A knitter can easily knit their way through this book and beginning knitters will find projects which increase gradually in difficulty; however, the strength of this book is the insight it provides into the creative process of an incredibly prolific knitter. The only complaint about Wendy Knits is that the book has been produced in black and white. Colour photos would have really enhanced the value of this book and made the projects even more appealing.
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