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Oddball Knitting:  Creative Ideas for Leftover Yarn

by Barbara Albright

Rating:  5 sheep (excellent)

I checked this book out from the St. Louis County Library and now I intend to buy it. The book has a wealth of information on how to use stash yarns. The introductory chapter includes information on "keeping critters out", too much stash, a definitive chart on yarn sizes, substitutions and suggestions for reducing your stash. (She calls it a yarn stash yarn party).

 

The patterns include chapters of 'little things' like sachet bags; socks and hats; home items, small children's items; and my favorite, scarves. The patterns are well written and the use of stash yarn is well explained with many suggestions and ideas for changing them.

 

I found the book to be a complete book of using stash in that it includes yards needed for each project, comparisons of yarns, novel ideas and color combinations. When you are contemplating a project, you will find all the resources in this book. For example, there is a chart with the number of yards for each project and another on how to measure how much yarn you have.

 

Ms. Albright has a very easy writing style that flows well and is fun to read because she inserts much humor into the writing.

 

At $19.95, I think this book is a real bargain and a good addition to a knitting library.

Respectfully submitted,
Hareth McNally

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