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Old 03-12-2005, 09:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by beldaraan
I was able to look through HotKnits a couple weeks ago and was very UNimpressed with it. My impression of the book was that they were trying to sell a lot of horrid patterns by showing off a lot of cleavage. .
I borrowed it from the library becuase there was 1 pattern I liked in it. But, most of them had a lot of cleavage, or the sweaters had no shape. Quite a few were basically boxes with arms. I don't know a single person who would not look like a box in them.
It seemed like one half were so tight, I wouldn't wear them and the other half were so loose they wouldn't flatter any body type IMO! But I did find one I liked ... a nice cardigan that was neither tight nor boxy! LOL!
I have no clue about the rest though! Sorry :-(
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:10 PM   #12
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Javede... how come you can't look inside some of the books on Amazon? I did that yesterday with that sweater book, the first one on your list, and I really like it. If you have Internet Explorer you should be able to look inside and get a preview. I also just found out yesterday that with my new Mozilla Firefox browser I CANNOT look inside a book. That took weeks to figure out!

As for books, I just joined Crafter's Choice to get FIVE yippee 5 books, 4 at $1 each. Claire Crompton's Knitter's Bible is one of them, and that is an excellent book. (I guess you can't do this coz you're in Germany?)

I spent days in the bookstore looking through all these books.

Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears is a classic, very special, I'm getting that one through Amazon and also this site coz Amy gets a little percentage.

One of the other books I got is Big Book of Knitting Patterns by Sterling Publishers. I had that from the library and I figure with this book, you could design your own scarves or whatever. Oh oh oh, and Nicky Nicky... Epstein's Finishing Techniques is very cool, a new book. I personally wouldn't buy a book just for scarves, you can always get free patterns for those at Knitting Pattern Central online.

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I agree, I didn't like Hotknits either!
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:57 PM   #14
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Javede... how come you can't look inside some of the books on Amazon? I did that yesterday with that sweater book, the first one on your list, and I really like it.
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I spent days in the bookstore looking through all these books.
I can see the preview on Amazon, but you can't see all projects in a book, right
They just show you the good parts and what if I don't like the rest?
I just really wish I could go to a bookstore like you, actualy looking through the books and instructions...
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Javede, you have a nice blog site. I like that summer top and think I'll try one as summer approaches.

How come you don't have bookstores in Germany! Or, it must be you are in a isolated spot? I've visited Germany a few times, mainly Munich which is great. And the Wannersee. if that's correct spelling.

Well yes, you can only get an idea from what they let you see on Amazon. It's good to get opinions here like you are doing. I just got an Annie Blatt book from ebay and unfortunately, out of about 50 sweaters or less, there are only a few I will actually make. But at least I didn't pay much at all.

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Thanks! I'll be posting the pattern for the top once it's finished.
Of course there are bookstores in Germany! Hey, it's a country known for its poets and writers->Goethe! :thinking:
But unfortunately they don't carry english knitting books. And if they have to order an unusual book, you have to buy it!
But I found out that I can get some Rowan and Vogue books and magazines in a LYS.

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I've visited Germany a few times, mainly Munich which is great. And the Wannersee. if that's correct spelling.
I don't know either :D I'm from North Germany, Hamburg(a beautiful city)
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