The next two books I'll be reviewing are books that I bought with a specific project in mind. You see, I've met a great guy. :) Hand knits are being discussed. I've told him about the sweater curse, and he still wants a hand knit. Thinking about my stash of knitting books, I realized how few men-themed patterns I have.
The first book I got is:
Such a campy name! There's a few patterns I found I'd like to knit out of this book. First is this sweater:
I totally could see myself knitting this for someone, and borrowing it a lot. :) I tend to like the simple classic designs. This sweater calls for cotton though, which I'd think would make for a HEAVY sweater, and imagine how the cotton would stretch!
Next are these gloves:
I love the cable on them, and the palms of the hands are textured with seed stitch on the palm. Imagine this in solid navy Koigu--yummy!
And this hat:
I love the spiraly decreases! Not sure I'd do this in garter stitch though. I'm more of a stockinette girl myself. :)
Overall this is a good book.
I ended up liking the patterns in this book better than 'Never Knit Your Man a Sweater'
I'm considering this laptop cover:
Here's another yummy sweater! I have a thing for hoodies lately!
Again, another good book. I'd also recommend this one