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Knitting More Circles Around Socks: Two at a Time, Toe Up or Cuff Down  


By Antje Gillingham.  Martingale & Co Inc.

Knitting More Circles Around Socks is Antje Gillingham's follow-up to Knitting Circles Around Socks. While not strictly a beginner's guide to knitting socks, it has some really useful diagrams and tips. The book is divided into two sections: cuff down socks, and toe up socks. Each section starts with a pattern for a basic sock; knit two at a time on circular needles (to ensure evenness). The patterns are not particularly innovative: a slip-stitch pattern, simple cables, diagonal ribbing to name a few, but all are written specifically for knitting two at a time. There is also a handy guide to converting traditional double-pointed needle sock patterns to circular needles. --Knitting Book Roundup by Alyse Wax

Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter: An Illustrated Guide to the Space of Your Dreams  


By Carolyn Woods.  C&T Publishing.

This title provides a practical, tried-and-tested advice for creating your perfect quilting space. It helps to create a calm and happy place for your beloved fabrics, books, tools, and scraps. From small closets to large studios, "Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter" features real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space - including solutions from celebrated quilters inc. Alex Anderson and Diana McClun. With this expert guide at your side you'll be able to identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn your space into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love - quilt!

Hook, Loop 'n' Lock: Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked Projects  


By Theresa Pulido.  Krause Publications.

Create Fun and Easy Locker Hooked ProjectsGo "loopy" for locker hooking—a fun, easy-to-learn method for turning strips of fabric or yarn into fabulous home decor, stylish fashion accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. In this book, traditional locker hooking breaks out of its homespun country image, showing that it can be bold, modern, wild, whimsical ... whatever you want it to be! You'll be "hooked" once you see the fabulous projects inside—from super-simple candy-stripe coasters and funky placemats, to retro-chic bags, exquisite luminaries and custom cozies for your cell phone, digital camera or mp3 player.Look inside for:31 original projects from various artists, complete with patterns and step-by-step instructionsa diverse combination of techniques, textures and materials—ribbons, beads and snazzy fibers, silk, mohair, wool .

How to Build Max Perf Chevy Small-Blocks on a Budget (Performance How-To)  


By David Vizard.  S-A Design.

Get both of these updated titles (How to Rebuild the Small-Block Chevrolet) from CarTech Books, and you'll be dollars ahead on your next engine project. ---Corvette Fever, reviewed by Scott Ross, January 2010


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