Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Try it Tuesday & Review {Knitologie}

This week on
"Try it Tuesday & Review,"
I wanted to share a beautifully written book called
by Lucy Main Tweet
ONE of the only books focused on monogramming, and first in a series of six craft books by former Talbots senior executive on kniting for all levels of competency to make elegant items. The subject of this book is projects that are personalized through monogramming. Lucy Main Tweet had two major influences in life: extensive experience in the fashion industry and her childhood memories when she first learned to knit. Now she has combined both of her passions into Knitologie. Inspired by her mother, who calls knitting a "pastime for a life time from age eight to eighty," Lucy loved picking out new yarns with textures and variegated colors. Her relationship with her mother grew closer through their shared knitting experiences. This pastime for a life time has long united generations from grandparents to grandchildren. Lucy has seen it all from yarn milss to Italy and China to the finest knitwear factories around the world. She has worked with factories where automated knitting replicates the human hand and has closely observed professional hand knitters whose work is exceptional. Lucy has translated her unique perspective into Knitologie, giving even the beginning knitter an immediate feeling of accomplishment.
About the author:
Lucy was a global fashion leader for Talbots, Evan Picone, J. Crew and Bernard Chaus. As Senior Vice President at Talbots, she spearheaded overseas sourcing and production for Women's, Men's and Children's Apparel, Shoes and Accessories. She worked in New York City, Hong Kong, and Hingham, Massachusetts. Throughout her career she blended business acumen with creative sensibility. During travels to Europe and Asia, she created needlepoints in airport lounges and now has an extensive collection of pillows, framed pictures, and Christmas ornaments. She lives in Hingham with her husband John and Coco, their Coton de Tulear, and is at work on her second book The Ultimate Baby Knitting Book from Knitologie.
In my opinion:
Not only is Lucy Main Tweet impressive in her business background but she is a marvelous author. I basically fell in love with Knitologie the minute I started reading her story. I love that Lucy knows four simple things: 1-How to cast on, 2-How to cast off, 3-How to knit and 4-How to purl. Knitting is basic and Lucy shows several easy ways to put your signature on your work. Her patterns are easy to follow and if you are a beginner, this is the perfect book.
Lucy is passionate and dedicated to the creative art of knitting thanks to her mother. I felt like Lucy was one of my friends as I read her beautiful story. I connected and wanted to follow in her footsteps.
My favorite pattern was her Solid Thumbless Baby Mittens. Her book even has a cute mongrammed bookmark to mark your favorite pattern. Knitologie is now one of my favorite knitting books thus far and I'm excited to read her second book, The Ultimate Baby Knitting Book. I definitely recommend Knitologie. Be sure to check out Knitologie's book fround on amazon {HERE}. There is a FREE pattern {HERE} for a Contrast "G" cap.
Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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