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May 8, 2012 11:38:16   #
daralene
 
An Emergency Survival Guide

I got this book from the library and will now buy it. Someone recently asked on here about a good book to buy for new knitters. This is simply written and to the point with tips galore. Here's a synopsis from Amazon.com:

Book Description
Publication Date: February 1, 2007
This book is a complete survival guide for first-time knitters - and more experienced knitters - who need help in the middle of the night with project errors.
Call them knitting nanas, call them knitting fairy godmothers, authors Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore are here to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be all right. Whether your knitting pattern appears to have been written in Aramaic, you've dropped a stitch (or a whole bag full of stitches), you've forgotten to increase, you've been knitting in the wrong pattern sequence for 4 rows, or you can't get your head through the neck hole of your newly knit sweater, Marion and Ahza will give you level-headed advice on what to fix, how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. With 119 years of knitting experience between them, they've seen it all and fixed it all. For beginners and more experienced knitters alike (the more experienced you are, the more elaborate the mistake), When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters should be in every knitter's yarn bag.
 
May 8, 2012 16:00:14   #
smc
 
Sounds like a book I need.
May 9, 2012 06:28:05   #
flhusker (a regular here)
 
Hum! Sounds like a book I could use.
May 9, 2012 07:54:45   #
gillian lorraine
 
I need one!!!
May 9, 2012 08:16:02   #
Gladrags
 
Me to,i've just found out i've knit the front of my waistcoat and forgot to decrease,i'm 9 stitches to many,going to try and lose them somewhere,i'm not pulling it all back....sob sob..
May 9, 2012 08:52:39   #
daralene
 
Gladrags wrote:
Me to,i've just found out i've knit the front of my waistcoat and forgot to decrease,i'm 9 stitches to many,going to try and lose them somewhere,i'm not pulling it all back....sob sob..


I feel for you. So disappointing. Hope it turns out even more beautiful.
 
May 9, 2012 09:05:46   #
Knitress
 
Sounds great, thanks for posting that.
May 9, 2012 10:35:39   #
Gladrags
 
daralene wrote:
Gladrags wrote:
Me to,i've just found out i've knit the front of my waistcoat and forgot to decrease,i'm 9 stitches to many,going to try and lose them somewhere,i'm not pulling it all back....sob sob..


I feel for you. So disappointing. Hope it turns out even more beautiful.


Thanks will post...If i ever get to the end,it's in 3ply so it's slow going.
May 9, 2012 10:54:00   #
goldnote
 
I just ordered the book from Better World Books, a non-profit seller that donates to important causes. They sell both new and used books and are very reliable.
 
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