A Block-By-Block Guide to Creating Colourful Afghans and Throws
Author: Amanda Perkins
Category: Afghans (Coverlets)
"Use a range of simple motifs to build up stunning afghans, blankets and throws. Featuring 10 irresistible projects, and color variations for 20 more, this inspiring, easy-to-follow book contains both written instructions and crochet charts, as well as an illustrated guide to building each afghan block by block."--Back cover.
With more than 40 fabulous afghan patterns from master designer Donna Kooler, crocheters will grab their needles and stitch to their hearts' content. These incredible blankets come in a range of styles and colors, from sweet baby blues to bright hot pinks. Some are filled with country charm, others feature festive designs, still more are sophisticated, warm and cozy, and just right for masculine comfort. There's one for a wedding present, plus soft and gentle afghans to cuddle a child, a cool cotton throw to keep away the chill, a "take and make" design that's easily portable, and many more.
Kate Jasper, Marin County, California’s own organically grown amateur sleuth, returns in this seventh mystery in the series. Kate’s twenty‐fifth high school reunion was bad enough, but the post‐reunion barbecue for the old gang was a real shock. Kate lends her own pinball machine, Hot Flash, to Sid Semling the week before his barbecue party. Sid, master prankster and live wire, does his own wiring on the pinball machine so it spews sexist menopausal insults as fast as he does. But when he steps up to play pinball at the party, it zaps the jokes right out of him. The machine’s been rigged for electrocution, and Kate scores as the primary suspect. Everyone was annoyed by Sid, but it was Kate’s pinball machine that made him the first man to die from a Hot Flash. She must short‐circuit the real culprit before she becomes the next Most Likely to Die.
“On February 11, 1992, my husband and our friend drove up to a local Southern California resort for a short day of skiing ... and never returned. “I began to experience an unfamiliar gamut of terrifying, confusing, and gripping emotions. In the following 82 days of searching for them, I kept a journal of my thoughts, prayers and feelings, also thinking what a wonderful story it would make when they survived and miraculously emerged from the devastating snowstorm and heavily avalanched mountain—proving the power of prayer and the unlimited ability of God! “He didn’t answer our prayers as we hoped; when my husband’s lifeless body was recovered, the miracle story slipped away. I read everything I could find on grieving and became so frustrated that I could find so few of the kind of books I ached to read. I wanted to share others’ journeys ... to know their intimate thoughts and their struggles and their triumphs. I felt the Spirit prompting to write my own book—that there were others like me who would be edified by reading my story.” No matter when or how you have suffered loss, you will recognize, relate, and be encouraged as you travel Ellen's journey—plunging into the depths of the valley of death, digging through the mountain of debris, and emerging to find hope, healing and new life After the Avalanche.
"Laura's Modern Granny Square Crochet and More and Modern Crocheted Shawls & Wraps are big favourites of ours." Inside Crochet Crochet these colourful and stylish home accessories with 35 patterns by young designer Laura Strutt, author of the best-selling Modern Crocheted Shawls and Wraps. Laura Strutt brings you a range of new designs for blankets, throws, and cushion covers. Divided by colour theme - Bright and Beautiful, Warm and Rich, and Neutral and Natural - with modern designs, there is something for every home, whatever your decorating style. Make a rainbow granny circle blanket using rich, bright yarns, or try a chunky striped throw in soft neutrals. A wrap-around granny square makes the perfect cover for a floor cushion, while block stitch shows off bright pastels in a square blanket. Patterns are graded so you can start with something simple if you are a beginner, or select something more advanced if you are skilled with a hook and yarn.
In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting. As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories. The stories Lee shares about herself and fellow knitters from around the world illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew. A suicidal teenager crochets through pregnancy. A dying woman finds comfort in the company of knitters. A woman finds the courage to face her estranged parents. A woman going blind realizes she can still knit — and experience life. And Lee’s life, riddled with more than just anxiety, has at last become stable and productive. This book includes stories of women, men, and teens who have experienced profound change and enlightenment through knitting and crochet.