I've been crafting, but I have no photos. I do however, have a list of cool tutorials I've seen around the blogs:
- Betz's Cashmere bunnies -- *so* cute!!
- Photoshop paintbrush tutorial at Juju loves polka dots
- Hexagon piecing tutorial at all buttoned up
And I've been browsing through this book:
When Bad Things Happen to Good Knitters: An Emergency Survival Guide by Marion Edmonds and Ahza Moore. First of all, I like the fact that this is a little book -- easily slipped into your knitting bag so that it's there when you need it. And unless you are an advanced knitter that never forgets anything (Now how do I start the Kitchener stitch again? or the one that always gets me -- the difference between make one right and make one left -- argh!) you will probably find that this book comes in handy.
This would be a great book for new knitters, as it covers all the basics -- casting on and off, gauge and it's importance, increases and decreases. But I like that it also covers yarn substitution and pattern alterations. And of course there is a whole section devoted to fixing mistakes -- hence the name of the book. There is also a section devoted to finishing (yeah!) as well as washing and caring for your knitted items.
There's lots more packed in this book -- you'd have to see it to believe it. Thanks to the folks at Taunton Press for sending me a copy --- this is a book I actually feel good recommending. Check it out!