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Look before you leap; a little of everything, not much of anything
on October 8, 2014
Okay but not great or all that useful, I'm afraid, and I am a very enthusiastic knitter.
I realized having received this, that I don't need this at all. Though I'm sure it's intended to be carefully organized and comprehensive -- the table of contents: know-how, yarn, sweaters, socks, scarves and shawls, hats, gloves/mittens, bags, kids, home dec and fiber-lovers "life lists -- I've seen all of the informational content elsewhere and in more depth. I do not need yet another rather superficial compilation, much less this one, with its crowded layout and misc. stuff stuffed here and there. Nor do I desire text on sheep, pattern designers we've all heard of or gestural illustrations of types of garments that may be knitted. It strikes me as both very elementary, chirpily urging me to 'go to my local yarn shop and explore!', and very redundant for all but newbies in need of a pep talk. And for all the blab, no patterns included as far as I can tell. Sigh.
I'll never refer to this again so a waste of money for me. I strongly recommend finding a library copy before buying. I wish I had. I could've bought something else instead.