Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday - Back to School/Learning Freebie




Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader GirlTop Ten Tuesday was originally created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Aside from reading and blogging, my other hobby (aka love in life) is knitting!! I'm an advanced beginner and still have so much to learn about knitting. Below is a list of 10 books I want to read and use with regards to improving my knitting skills. I even love knitting while listening to audiobooks... What a great way to combine my favorite hobbies!

1. Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller
2. The Knitting Answer Book by Margaret Radcliffe
3. Circular Knitting Workshop: Essential Techniques to Master Knitting in the Round by Margaret Radcliffe
4. Easy Fair Isle Knitting: 26 Projects with a Modern Twist by Martin Storey
5. Increase, Decrease: 99 Step-by-Step Methods; Find the Perfect Technique for Shaping Every Knitting Project by Judith Durant
6. 750 Knitting Stitches: The Ultimate Knit Stitch Bible by Pavilion Books
7. Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd
8. Knit Kimono by Vicki Square
9. Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks by Stephanie Pearl McPhee
10. You Can Knit That: Foolproof Instructions for Fabulous Sweaters by Amy Herzog

Which topics do you want to learn more about?

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  1. Ooh nice topic twist! All totally new to me reads!

    Here's my Tuesday Post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. That's so great that you're into knitting! I do crochet myself. I always tell people it's because I'm not allowed to have pointy things. ;) But the hooks are okay. These books look great, and it looks like they've got some neat patterns.

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    1. I want to learn to crochet too. I just bought some ergonomic crochet hooks in various sizes and plan to watch the learn how to crochet video from Craftsy.

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  3. Knitting has always been something that I've been meaning to learn, so these books look great!

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    1. Knitting is so much fun!! I'm addicted to it... I started learning in 2014... I thought I'd make a few scarves and hats and then move on to another hobby. Now I have a yarn stash that rivals my book stash.

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  4. Great twist on this week's topic! One of these days I need to give knitting another try - my Grandma tried to teach me when I was younger and I was terrible at it.

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    1. YouTube videos are so helpful in learning knitting if you want to get the basics!!

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  5. Definitely looks like a lot of books to help with your knitting- it's nice to have books that support a hobby like that!

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    1. Books and YouTube videos are very helpful along with knitting classes and knitting circles!!

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  6. I've been meaning to learn how to knit for a long time now. It seems like such a handy skill to have. Good luck with your knitting adventures!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

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  7. Great topic choice! I love how you have used the education freebie to educate readers in something you are passionate about! I love that! Also thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  8. I am not a needlework person, but I have sisters and friends who are. I feel a bout of author biographies coming on, authors I have read or am reading in My Big Fat Reading Project. Two on my shelf are Albert Camus and James Baldwin.

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    1. I am interested both authors you've mentioned... Especially, James Baldwin.

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  9. I'm a super newbie knitter but I love Stitch n Bitch. It helped me a lot.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know you loved Stitch and Bitch!! Good to know you found it helpful. Good luck with your knitting. :-)

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  10. I love your take on this weeks topic! I’ve tried knitting in the past but couldn’t get the hang of it so these books might help me out! Thanks! 😊

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  11. I'm a language learner. I'm at the point where I can do rereads of novels in Spanish and German (I just bought La Estrella de Medianoche, Midnight Star, last week), and I'm working to get there with Russian. I dabble in over a dozen languages, but I can't say I'm good at more than four.

    I do like to knit, but I haven't done much of it lately.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. That's interesting that you read in Russian. I was a Russian language major in college.

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  12. I've always wanted to knit, but I suck at it. I've knitted one scarf and it took me forever. I much more proficient at crocheting.

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    1. I want to learn to crochet next! I have a crochet class on Craftsy to take... Finding the time to devote to learning a new skill/hobby with my already busy schedule of reading,maintaining two blogs, knitting, and daily life will be a challenge.

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  13. Nice post! Yours is the only full list I've seen about knitting today, but believe it or not, I saw another knitting book on one of the posts I read earlier. :) I haven't knitted since I was probably 11 or so? Knitting and listening to audiobooks sounds like a perfect blend of hobbies, though! Here's my TTT.

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  14. I miss knitting and crocheting so much! My Oma taught me to knit when I was 6, but my carpel tunnel is too bad now. Awesome selection of books up there though.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! I don't have carpal tunnel, but deal with complex regional pain syndrome in my right hand, fingers and forearm and sometimes it stops me from knitting. I am thinking of learning how to do Portuguese style knitting, which is suppose to be easier on wrists and hands.

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  15. I've never knitted but I know many people who love it! And of course you end up making nice things. I've done some embroidery. Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

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  16. I would love to know how to crochet. I want to crochet blankets or something. I like to watch sports and read at the same time.

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    1. There are some great YouTube videos out there that teach the basics!!

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  17. I have always wanted to learn how to knit. Everyone I know who does it says it's so relaxing.

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  18. Whilst I’m not a knitter myself I’ve recently become totally addicted to crossstitching - which takes an incredible amount of time up but oh boy the results are worth it!

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    1. How fun!! I haven't tried cross stitching before.

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  19. I would love to learn how to knit or crochet!

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    1. You can do it. Local knitting stores offer classes. Or you can learn how to knit or crochet by taking classes through Craftsy.com or find videos online through YouTube.

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  20. I'm a knitter too! That's such a great idea for this list, I love it. I have tons of knitting books and not enough time to knit all that I want to knit.

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    1. It's wonderful to see another knitter online. Definitely not enough time to knit all I want to make. I'm busy making yoga socks these days.

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  21. You have such a great hobby, and listening to audiobooks sounds relaxing. My daughter knits and likes to make gifts for her friends. She tried teaching me, but it was just something I was never able to catch onto. Wonderful topic choice.

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    1. I make gifts for family and friends too... Especially, around the holidays.

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  22. I love how you took a non-bookish hobby and made it fit this prompt :) Great pick! And thanks for stopping by my T10T post.




    Megan - Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest

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  23. Love your take on this week's prompt! I remember my grandma trying to teach me how to knit a long time ago but I was so devastatingly bad at it she just quit haha

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  24. Hah those titles though, stitch and bitch.

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  25. Great knitting list! Thanks for stopping by

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  26. I'm not a knitter, but I enjoyed Debbie Macomber's fictional knitting series - Blossom Street.

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    1. Reading about knitting in fictional books is fun.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! Happy reading!!

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  27. Oh I wish I could knit or crochet - I've tried many times and I am good with my hands but I cant seem to ever finish a project :(

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  28. My friend is a HUGE knitter, and she's tried teaching me several times...meaning I've been working on a Harry Potter scarf on a hoop for going on 5+ years! BUT I just finished school, and I want to get back into it! Basically because I need to be doing something while watching all of my shows, and that no longer includes doing homework! :D Thanks for the book lists, these look amazing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!! Good luck with your return to knitting. I enjoy knitting while watching television or listening to audiobooks.

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  29. I also knit, and Stitch 'n Bitch was for me the best beginner's book! It's still my go-to reference whenever I need to brush up on a technique or learn something beyond knitting and purling, lol.

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    1. Thanks for the tip on Stitch 'n Bitch!! You're the 2nd person who has given it a thumbs up.

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  30. I hope you enjoy these books and that they benefit your knitting! Great list. :-)

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  31. Such an interesting hobby! When I was a stay-at-home mom, I used to cross-stitch while listening to audio books -- at least, I attempted to listen but found that didn't work well when I need to count my crosses!!

    All the best with your knitting!:)

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  32. I'm also a knitter and have many of the books you listed here! Great selection!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!! I am glad I have great books in my reading wishlist for knitting. Happy reading to you!

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  33. These look like fun! I enjoy the twist you put with this week's list.;)

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  34. This is a really interesting take on the prompt! Hope all if these are helpful with your knitting 😊
    Amy x

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment. :-) I hope these are helpful with my knitting too. I have the first two books in my possession, Now to to sit down and use them.

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  35. How fun! Love that you took another of your hobbies and spun it to work for this topic.

    Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

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