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Wendy Knits : My Never-Ending Adventures in Yarn Paperback – April 25, 2006
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This book has it all. It is written in a style reminiscient of Elizabeth Zimmerman's incredible books Knitting in the Round and Knitter's Almanac. Like Zimmerman, Wendy shares her abundant knitting wisdom gained over a lifetime with her readers. Those of you have enjoyed her blog over the years as I have will be pleased to know that most of the book is new material; Wendy does not simply repeat a lot of information from her website. Instead, she gives insight into her background before WendyKnits and gives her readers a behind-the-scenes look at her knitting acitivities and adventures that provided the content for her blog. She also shares a wealth of knitting information including tips about knitting techniques, types of knitting equipment, and discussions of knitting traditional garments. Her tips on Fair Isle knitting in particular are invaluabe and are even expanded a bit from her coverage of it on her blog.
She also provides great patterns for a range of knitters from all levels. Beginners could build their skill-level by starting with her easier projects and then move up to the more sophisticated garments such as her incomparable traditional Swedish two-color garment, Ingrid.Read more ›
Got Wendy Knits yesterday and read Wendy Knits yesterday - reading it was like eating cheetos - I couldn't stop! - even tired and blearly eyed - I had to keep reading - what...what was going to happen next? I had to find out!
I absolutely LOVED her chapter on knitting socks - from the way she describes how she got interested in knitting socks, how she designs them (the dimensions and specs) to fit a person's foot to the end of the chapter when her friend asked for the pair that Wendy had made for her when... but wait, I don't want to give it away.
I've been reading Wendy's Blog for years, so I knew that Wendy is a real knitting mensch. Now, you get to know that too - she's extremely generous sharing her knowledge and experience with knitting with her readers - you'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll learn from her mistakes. And, most amazingly, Wendy in Wendy Knits captures the adventure, the excitement, the exploration, the discovery and the creation that is knitting! BRAVO Wendy - you did it! Her's is the first knitting book I've read that really is all about that! It's not about the finished object, although there are wonderfully written and clearly charted patterns for scarves, socks, sweaters, shawls and cat toys and cat beds - and good clear B&W photographs of real women (and cats) (and even Wendy!Read more ›
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Being a follower of Wendy on her blog and through Ravelry, I am definitely not disappointed with this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Sasa
Wendy is a wonderful teacher, designer, writer and sharer. I had all of her other books and didn't know about this book til doing some research the other day, this book gives you... Read morePublished 22 months ago by spice1217
Wendy is possibly the most prolific knitter around. I respect her ideas, and look forward to each new book. I liked the commentary, but the patterns were quite bland.Published on April 28, 2013 by Gloria Jean Johnston
As much as I like Wendy's blog (although it's become a bit boring lately), this book really fell short. Black and white photos of some rather blah patterns. Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by H. Allen
Wendy is known as quite a talented and prolific knitter. This book, unfortunately, does not showcase her talents and there is absolutely nothing inspiring about it. Read morePublished on February 24, 2008 by JC
This is a delightful book full of interesting information and patterns, as well as biographical information on the author. Wendy is a lovely lady who has a very entertaining blog. Read morePublished on September 19, 2007 by Pamela J. Mann
I was disappointed in this book. Although it was a cute book to read, it is nowhere as interesting as The Yarn Harlot's Books, and the patterns were nothing special at all, as far... Read morePublished on June 24, 2007 by Kindle Customer
I know Wendy has a huge following on her blog, but I have tried and tried to read her blog and her book, and it just doesn't inspire me to read on, or to follow her blog. Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Dianna
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. Read morePublished on February 7, 2007 by Armchair Interviews