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Knits Men Want: The 10 Rules Every Woman Should Know Before Knitting for a Man~Plus the Only 10 Patterns She'll Ever Kindle Edition
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The Ultimate Ice Cream Book soon followed in 1999, published by Morrow, and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. The ice cream title was the impetus for his best-selling "ultimate" series that now includes The Ultimate Party Drink Book (2000), The Ultimate Candy Book (2000), The Ultimate Shrimp Book (2002), The Ultimate Brownie Book (2002), The Ultimate Potato Book (2003), The Ultimate Muffin Book (2004), The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book (2004), The Ultimate Frozen Dessert Book (2005), and The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book (2005).
In March, 2007, HarperCollins brought out his magnum opus: The Ultimate Cook Book: 900 New Recipes, Thousands of Ideas. Chosen as a main selection of the Book of the Month Club this title has been touted by the likes of Jacques Pepin and Bette Midler. January 2009 saw the publication of Pizza: Grill It, Bake It, Love It, followed by Cooking Know-How, a technique driven cookbook by John Wiley in April, 2009. This book won the Gourmand International Cook Book award for best American cook book in the easy recipe category.
Along the way, other titles include Cooking for Two (2004), a new way to cook for American's burgeoning small households, as well as Grilling Essentials (2002) for the Cooking Club of America, The Stonewall Kitchen Cookbook (2001), and Dr. Phil's Weight Loss Solution Cookbook (2004).
In 2010 Bruce will have three new books published. Stewart Tabori, and Chang will publish Ham: An Obsession With The Hind Quarter in March then publish Bruce's first knitting book, Knits Men Want, in April. In May Simon & Schuster will publish REAL FOOD HAS CURVES - a 7-step plan to get off processed food.
Top Customer Reviews
I've spent at least 4 months trying to figure out what my first sweater is going to be. Do I want cables? Lace? Cardigan? Pullover? Wool? etc and so forth. I'm a girl, the sweater needs to be flattering, and in the perfect color, and less boring than plain stockinette. The biggest problem for me is that I'm not a tiny person, so anything I make (once I do the gauge swatching and such) still needs to be altered with short rows for the bust and waist shaping. After 4 months of indecision I decided instead to make my first sweater for my brother, who is one of the only men in my life I believe would appreciate it.
I brought "Knits Men Want" to dinner last night so he could pick out what he wanted. I would've thought he'd want the henley (it's my favorite), but he prefers the cardigan (although he's still undecided on buttons vs. zipper). My favorite part about this whole process is that I can pick a yarn that I want to work with (and that he likes) and figure out which gauge suits the yarn so that I get a fabric I like (not too holey and not too stiff) and all the math for the pattern is already done for me. Assuming I end up making sweaters for more men in my life during my life (I'm only 25...I have plenty of knitting time left), there are a lot of shapes and sizes to clothe, and that's accounted for in this book.
I also love the bit of humor that is included in the book.Read more ›
The book starts out with a comparison of what men want vs. what women want. For instance, men like to blend in while women may want to stand out in a crowd. A women will dress up for any occasion but a man will dress up for his wedding and a funeral. Women will skip lunch to afford a new outfit. Men will wear an old outfit to take a woman to lunch. Sound familiar?!
My favorite patterns are The Basic Pullover and Vest, The Raglan-Sleeved Henley, The Thick and Warm Socks, and the Watch Cap. All of these patterns are 'guy patterns'.
I find this book a great resource. It has projects that I want to make and the instructions are easy to follow. I give it 5 stars.
Bonnie Brody 3/25/2010
Another complaint, after the purchase I started receiving tweets from the author. Isn't passing personal information to third parties illegal?
On the other hand the patterns are awesome, if a bit tricky to follow. This is not a book for a beginner.
So. Three stars. And I just won't read any of the book parts, I'll stick to the patterns.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Perhaps, if the patterns were well written, an excuse for the blatant sexism the heteronormative depictions of both men and women could be made. However, this is not the case. Read morePublished 9 days ago by kara rutledge
The sweaters are definitely worth looking at but the patterns themselves are not as clearly written as I'd like.Published 2 months ago by RJD Pipsmom
Overall a good book with different gauge options. Not as many patterns as I had hoped but still good.Published 3 months ago by Erika Nielsen
Been there, done that. Knitted BEAUTIFUL, complex, challenging sweaters for my husband in lovely, soft (expensive) cashmire never to be worn because it's too hot and too... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kayaking Princess
Have read the instructions for patterns and they are clear.The background information is also very interesting.Published 6 months ago by Bonnie
Really rugged patterns for men. Now i can make garments he will really wear and not put
in the back of the closet.
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