Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Book Review #1111
Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-down and Improvisational Techniques by Wendy Bernard
Rating: two stars (out of four)

This was an interesting book. While there were some good patterns and suggestions in this book I felt like some of the photographs were a bit off. Who wears ONLY underwear and a hand knit sweater? Really? I thought it was a good idea to make their pictures of the knitted items different from every other knitting book out there, but I thought some of their pictures were slightly degrading to the patterns because they are focusing on the lack of clothing of the model rather than the knitted item. I thought the author was stretching too hard to make her knitted items seem fashionable or hip. The knitted item should speak for itself, you don't need skimpily dressed models to sell your book.

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