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When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters
An Emergency Survival Guide
By Marion Edmonds & Ahza Moore
The Taunton Press, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-56158-840-4

Reviewed by Angela Evans - March 28, 2007

If you knit, you'll eventually run into a problem - it is simply the nature of the beast. So what are you suppose to do? Call out a knitting 911 and take a peek at Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore's emergency guide for knitters When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters. Odds are that you just might find the answer to your question in this handy, deceptively small, guidebook.

Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore are professional knitters and they teach knitting in a variety of venues. In this book they bring their years of experiences and expertise to the table to help you deal with the inevitable knitting problems and mishaps that can befall any knitter, no matter how skilled. When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters covers a wide range of topics from how to read old and foreign knitting patterns and picking out the right needles, to resizing a pattern, fixing mistakes, and finishing off your completed piece. The book begins with a knitting primer and then moves into a question and answer format where the authors answer questions about knitting emergencies. Throughout the text is enhanced by the inclusion of handy tips and advice, along with a few charts and diagrams, as well as illuminating illustrations that help to explain topics discussed in the text.

To give you a taste of the wealth of information that this book provides, here's a sampling of the questions that are answered in this book... From novice to seasoned pro, When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide should be in every knitter's kit, and it will make a great gift for all your knitting friends!

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