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Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition
Like all of Alice Starmore's books, this one has gorgeous pictures of gorgeous designs. Also has an interesting section on the history of Aran knittin ...more
Aug 04, 2011
Aug 04, 2011
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health
Parts of this book are quite informative and interesting. I suspect I should eliminate or at least reduce my wheat consumption, or maybe just reduce r ...more
May 25, 2014
May 25, 2014
How to Sell Your Crafts Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond

How to Sell Your Crafts Online: A Step-by-Step Guide to Successful Sales on Etsy and Beyond is very much on Etsy and not so much beyond. It would be a
May 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1)
The book might not be so bad if eye-read, though it seemed to be very stereotypical fantasy - chosen one, raised in obscurity, etc. The audio, however ...more
Sep 29, 2014
Aug 08, 2013
Folk Shawls
The premise of this book is that each of the 25 patterns is tied to a location/knitting tradition. I felt the tie-ins were a little weak. For example, ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Christine Falls (Quirke, #1)
I'm not sure if it was bad narration of the audiobook, but I really didn't like this book. None of the characters were sympathetic and the narrator re ...more
Aug 23, 2012
Sep 03, 2011
Mosaic Knitting
I find mosaic patterns a bit addictive. This book has some great all-over repeating patterns as well as lots of large square designs (102 rows x 53 st ...more
Aug 07, 2011
Aug 07, 2011
Not sure if it was the mediocre narration of the audiobook or if the writing is really that bad, but I gave up on this some 4 hours in. Uninteresting ...more
Nov 10, 2014
Jul 18, 2014
The Big Book of Knitted Monsters: Mischievous, Lovable Toys
I checked out this book from my library and made a Harold the Houseplant Monster. He came out really cute. You can see him at ...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, #17)
The Stephanie Plum books are always a quick and fun read and this one is no exception. I laughed out loud at several parts, but it wasn't quite as fun ...more
Aug 2011
Aug 02, 2011
Rock Art Of Utah
clear photos of rock art - many were taken long enough ago that they used the destructive practice of chalking in the petroglyph to make it easier to ...more
May 15, 2011
May 15, 2011
Dies the Fire (Emberverse Series #1)
The premise is really interesting - how we would adapt to a world where technology ceased to work. I love a good apocalypse story. Even better, this o ...more
May 16, 2012
Apr 04, 2012
The Jewels of Paradise
I saw a new title from Donna Leon and checked it out from my library without really looking at it (my bad), so I was expecting a Commissario Brunetti ...more
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 14, 2012
All Clear
Tried to listen to this on audiobook, but really disliked the narrator, Katherine Kellgren. It made me feel harried, like she was reading it as fast a ...more
Aug 14, 2011
Jun 05, 2011
The Art of Procrastination: A Guide to Effective Dawdling, Lollygagging and Postponing
Short, amusing, and well worth a read. Especially if, like me, you're a bit of a procrastinator. Okay, maybe more than a bit. I checked this book out ...more
May 24, 2013
Dec 28, 2012
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
Started this on paper over a year ago, but had to return it to the library when I was about halfway through. It was in that in-between rating place, w ...more
Oct 29, 2014
May 18, 2013
The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1)
A low three stars, veering towards two. Part of the problem may have been the narrator of the audiobook. She had an odd breathy voice that combined wi ...more
Dec 29, 2013
Sep 04, 2013
Uniquely Felt
A great reference for felting with unspun fiber. Doesn't cover felting knitted objects, which is what I do. Still has some good info on what fibers fe ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Socks from the Toe Up: Essential Techniques and Patterns from Wendy Knits
Good basic reference for knitting toe up socks with different cast-ons, toe and heel methods, and bind-offs, tho most of these are available online va ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Little, Big
I listened to the audiobook of this, read by the author himself. I often see it said that authors should not read their own books and it's definitely ...more
Jun 28, 2014
Jun 14, 2014
A Hunger for the Infinite
This was a freebie from Audible. My low rating may be due to it being my introduction to the series. Perhaps if I'd read the earlier books, I might ha ...more
Apr 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014
A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns
A Barbara Walker Treasury of Knitting Patterns - what else really needs to be said. These are the definitive and, I believe, original stitchionaries. ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Personal Footprints for Insouciant Sock Knitters: Book Two in the New Pathways for Sock Knitters Series
Didn't have a chance to try this method before my library wanted the book back, but it looks like a nice tutorial and method for making custom-fit, to ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Legal Guide for Starting & Running a Small Business
Good overview of legal issues relating to small businesses. But quite a few wouldn't apply to my situation, and those that do are covered in as much o ...more
May 16, 2011
May 16, 2011
Bad Monkey
Funny book, as you'd expect from Hiaasen, tho maybe not his best. I think this is the first of his I've listened to and I wasn't crazy about the narra ...more
Jul 06, 2013
Jul 07, 2013
The House of Mirth
This is more of a 2.5 stars, I didn't much enjoy it. I didn't like the narrator, whose voice sounded like she had a mouthful of marbles. I might have ...more
May 02, 2014
May 02, 2014
One of Our Thursdays Is Missing (Thursday Next, #6)
This one is no where as good as the earlier Thursday Next books. It's a bit too cutesy, a bit too self-aware.

I started it and read the first 100 pages
Jul 10, 2011
Apr 11, 2011
The Sense of an Ending
Boring. The book is told in first person. I found the main character self-obsessed and unlikeable, making the book completely unappealing to me.

May 07, 2012
May 08, 2012
Designing Knitwear
Good reference on designing basic sweater shapes and sleeve types. The example patterns are maybe a little dated (shoulder pads?!? very 1980s). Or may ...more
Sep 04, 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Jamrach's Menagerie
This is a good book, but not quite the adventure romp I was expecting. It's an adventure tale, all right, but one section that goes on quite a while i ...more
Sep 12, 2011
Sep 09, 2011
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