Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Wonderful Wednesdays Reviews {Knit New York & Giveaway}

This week, I've been pretty busy posting reviews since I am heading to California soon.
So, this week on
 
"Wonderful Wednesdays Reviews & Giveaway,"
 
I wanted to share with you another wonderful knitting book called,
 
Knit New York: 10 Iconic New York Projects
 (Collins & Brown February 2013).
 
Have you been to New York or dreamed of going? Well, I have so I was especially excited to see Emma King's NY knitting projects.
 

About:
 
Whether you want to recreate the Statue of Liberty, a yellow cab, or the Empire State Building,Knit New York has the perfect project. Knit a Broadway street sign, the famous Staten Island Ferry, or even quirkier, yet quintessentially New York items like a street vendor hot dog. The absolutely adorable creations are just right for the visitor who wants a souvenir—or natives who loves their hometown!
 
About the author:
 
Emma King is a talented knitwear designer and design consultant for Rowan Yarns. Her previous books include Fun and Funky Knitting (Martingale and Co.), 25 Bags to Knit, The Best-Dressed Knitted Bears, and Exploring Colour in Knitting (all Collins & Brown). She also is the author of Knit London.
In my opinion:
 
 I enjoyed looking through this knitting book. You can't have too many knitting books in my opinion. Emma King created some incredible New York projects. I went straight to work by knitting the fire hydrant. It was an easy and fun pattern. I'm planning my son's 3rd birthday party as a "fire truck" theme so the fire hydrant was a perfect addition to my decorations. Although, it may not look exactly like the one pictured, I thought it turned out pretty cute. I changed a few things since I didn't have the required needles but it still turned out and I was quite impressed with my knitting skills. Some other patterns I'm eager to start are the Big Apple and the Don't Walk sign. There are so many possibilities with the sign and since I'm familiar with charts, I think I could switch the words to go along with Eli's party. We shall see what I come up with. Here are a few pictures of my finished fire hydrant. Aren't you proud of me?


 
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Stay tuned till next time when I review
Knit London
by Emma King
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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3 comments:

  1. i follow you via gfc - shooting stars mag

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  2. i checked the book out at BN. I like that it's not too expensive. Sounds like a great project book for a friend of mine who lives in NY.

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