New and Noteworthy for February

By Kay Gardiner
February 14, 2018

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  • Well, thanks. I’ve just ordered Plain & Simple: 11 Knits to Wear Every Day – and thanks to Amazon Prime, I’ll get it today! Just in time to take to the cottage for a long weekend!

  • Well, dang!!! That blanket…I mean, if COURSE we count on Kay to find knitted blankets. But she sure is a beaut.

  • My Glamourie is on its way – must not sneak peeks at the designs. I always look forward to a new Starmore book!

  • Let me put it this way: I pre-ordered Glamourie last May, sight unseen. Amazon says my copy will arrive next week, and it had better, because after viewing the images now on the Virtual Yarns website I’m running at fever pitch. Btw, the 2002 edition of VK The Ultimate is the second edition; the original was published in 1989. I bought that volume pre-publication too, direct from VK, in my early years of knitting. Still on my shelves, much consulted.

    • Oh! Thanks for the correction on the 1989 original. That’s getting to be vintage!

      • Speaking of vintage, I also have my mother’s 1947 edition of The Good Housekeeping Needlecraft Encyclopedia, from which I sort-of learned basic crochet in my early teens. Chapters on simple sewing, advanced sewing and tailoring, quilting, knitting, crochet, hairpin lace, tatting, needlepoint, rug making, weaving, sewing for the home, and miscellaneous, all in 460 pages in a 6.5″ by 8.5″ format. That’s what I call an encyclopedia!

  • That Retro Check Blanket is a must-do!

  • Starmore book looks beautiful but according to reviews on Amazon none of the patterns for the theatrical designs are included in the book.