Comments: Review: One Skein

I'm not a big knitalonger so I'm not righteously misguided, but it does seem like a sneaky ploy to create false buzz and get more people to buy the books. I wouldn't have a problem if the blogs were hosted at the Interweave site, or if they were labeled as being sponsored by Interweave. The beauty of blogland and KALs is that they are organic and spontaneous. I'll be suspicious of any KAL that is not sponsored by a known blogger.

Posted by Kat at March 24, 2006 06:43 PM

I think you're spot on about the knitalongs - start here: http://www.oneskein.com/ and check out the link to the knitalong...

I had a very similar reaction to the book - it felt like cheating to have the using up leftovers chapter. Wouldn't that be a different book?? They could certainly have done that part differently. And you bring up great points about socks from fingering weight, laceweight projects (like... lace), and so forth. Mostly liked the book, but it feels like they ran out of oomph and ideas and wandered toward the end...

Heh, I forwarded a link to that same kitten picture to several people - it was fabulously cute!

Posted by Chris at March 25, 2006 12:31 AM

I agree, I generally like this book - bought it a few weeks ago. My favorite - the circle rug!

Posted by christine at March 25, 2006 09:54 AM

Can you imagine if you put all three (Tinks, kittens and cupcakes) in one geographicla location? There's be so much cute, we'd all need implode....

Posted by Lene at March 29, 2006 11:21 PM

Ok, clearly it's too late for me to attempt to make sense. I meant "we'd all implode". And I *can* spell 'geographical', but apparently only if I concentrate real hard. Sigh...

Posted by Lene at March 29, 2006 11:23 PM