Thursday, September 14, 2006

Knitting DVDs

Okay, when both Amy Singer of Knitty and Clara Parkes of Knitter's Review give a set of knitting DVDs their collective four thumbs up, you sit up and take notice. It didn't take me but a split-second after reading the second positive review to decide to at least rent, if not purchase Lucy Neatby's Knitting Essentials. Alas, Netflix doesn't have them yet, and neither does, (preventing me from adding them to my Christmas wish list). So, moments ago, I just bought them outright from Webs.

I eagerly await their arrival and look forward to adding them to my knitting DVD library next to the my Elizabeth Zimmerman Knitting Workshop DVDs. Their quality is bound to be head-and-shoulders above the amateurish Art of Knitting I recently reviewed.

And I can't wait to order her Sock Techniques DVDs when they become available. Kudos to Lucy Neatby for advancing the realm of knitting instruction!


Sangeeta said...

*#&#@!! Now I have to go buy those!!!

Kristy said...

Hi Mary! I have noticed that you frequently comment on Laurie's blog (Crazy Aunt Purl) and I thought you might want to get in with us making a blanket for her grandmother.

Kristy said...

Hi Mary! I don't have an email for you so I am commenting here - sorry it is irrelevent to your post.

I got your comments regarding the blanket for Laurie's grandmother. Thank you so much! To answer your questions:

1) It isn't going to be a secret from Laurie. I had already posted a comment to her post from Thursday so she knows. Also, I had to get her permission to use some of her pictures for buttons.

2) Thank you for the recommendation of the Tikkusisko site. I posted a link to both the blog and the Photo Album. I didn't know about these but they are beautiful! Thanks for mentioning it.

3) As for a backing for the blanket, I hadn't really made a decision on that front. I kind of figured it would need one but I'm not really sure what route to take. Feel free to give me some guidance on this.

If you'd like, please send me an email at either crickitleigh (at) hotmail (dot) com or grandmotherpurl (at) hotmail (dot) com.

knitfriendly said...

I ditto Sangeeta's comment! I can hardly wait to read your reviews once you have a chance to watch them. :)