Wednesday, February 15, 2012

First Knitting Books

Some of the first knitting books I bought were written by Melanie Falick.   She has a wonderful one called "Knitting For Baby".   I bought it because I was looking for an easy knitted ball pattern.   It must have been just a month or two after I started knitting, I read a review about it where they said it was worth buying the book for the ball pattern alone.    This is true.   The pattern was written out in easy English as opposed to knitting language, so it was easy for a beginner.   I knitted many balls.. I bet at least a dozen.    You can felt them or not  and they turn out beautifully.   It is a great way to use up scrap yarn.   The balls are tons of fun to keep around for mini pillow fights..since they are so soft.    The next pattern I fell in love with in the book is her teddy bear pattern...  more on that later