Stitch 'n Bitch Handbook: Instructions, Patterns, and Advice for a New Generation of Knitters

by Debbie Stoller | Other |
ISBN: 0761128182 Global Overview for this book
Registered by laura0141 of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 9/26/2006
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15 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 26, 2006
The Back of the Book

Knit happens

It's the essential guide of chicks with sticks - from the tools of the trade to the knitty-gritty of techniques and patterns, all with easy-to-follow step-by-step illustrated techniques.

Stockinette stitch, rib stitch, seed stitch. Increasing and decreasing. All the bells and whistles: fringers, tassels, cables, intarsia, crab stitch, and Fair Isle.

Plus the stitch doctor's own special bag of tricks and how to hook up with other knitters.

After the how-to comes the why to: forty hip, stylish patterns, as good for beginners as they are for purly pros.

Duplicate copy - offered as BookRing.

Journal Entry 2 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 27, 2006

anglersrest - UK - UK
lindyb28 - UK - UK
emilythegoat - UK - Intl if nec
dixxy-D - UK - Intl
JaneUK - UK - UK
wyjane - UK - UK
Heathwitch - UK - Intl
vexter - Slovenia - Intl
BettyBoekwurm - Portugal - Eur
Frangipani04 - Portugal - to UK
Tuftynut - UK - UK
WelshHelen - UK - Intl if nec at end
laura0141 - UK - ENDS

Journal Entry 3 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 22, 2006
PMed anglersrest for addy

Journal Entry 4 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 20, 2006
On way to anglersrest

Journal Entry 5 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Friday, December 22, 2006
Arrived today (yippee!) Just in time for me to read over the Christmas break. I have about 10 rings here , but all will be moving over the next few weeks.

Happy Christmas!

Journal Entry 6 by AnglersRest from Teignmouth, Devon United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 26, 2006
I managed to catch up with my reading this afternoon, and although I had a few others in front of this one, this book had an appeal today.

I really enjoyed reading this one and found that I needed a note book as I was reading to jot down a few web page addresses and some notes. A really useful book and I enjoyed reading it.

I have LindyB28's address, so this will be in the post in the next few days.

Journal Entry 7 by LindyB28 from Acocks Green, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, December 30, 2006
Arrived today (despite the packaging having fallen apart in the post, it was put in a Royal Mail 'we're sorry' bag). I've enjoyed browsing it, but since a lot of the book is taken up with instructions for beginners I'm going to take it to BCBirm today to show to Lyzzybee who is hoping to learn to knit.

Journal Entry 8 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Saturday, December 30, 2006
LindyB28 very kindly passed this to me today as she and Nordie were teaching me how to knit and they felt my need was greater than hers. I am pleased to announce that I have already managed 1 and a half inches of lovely green... well, a thing. It's 20-21 stitches wide and I will have to stitch it forever unless I teach myself how to cast off.

I hope it's OK for me to usurp the ring like this - I will pass it along in good time and am a good ring-member, m'lud...

Journal Entry 9 by LyzzyBee from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, January 26, 2007
I've got a little bit discouraged with my knitting, due to an alarming propensity for increasing the number of stiches with each row! But I will persevere, with LindyB's wool and Nordie's copy of this book...

Enjoy, those down the line!


Posting to EmilyTheGoat on Saturday.

Journal Entry 11 by emilythegoat from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 29, 2007
Arrived safely this morning, thanks Liz :) I've had a flick through and already have a huge list of projects that I'd like to complete... The instructions all look really clear, which is great as I'm a very novice knitter.

My baby girl arrived on Monday so reading and knitting time is going to be a bit more limited but I will send this book on in good time.

Journal Entry 12 by emilythegoat from Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
This is a good knitting book particularly for beginners. I enjoyed flicking through and planning which projects I was going to knit... but of course have not even started any. Baby goat is now 15 weeks old and I have a bit more time to myself, but knitting is just not happening! Once things calm down (ha ha) I may well get this out of the library and knit the go-everywhere, go-with-everything cardigan.

I've PMed Dixxy-D for her address and will put this book in the post as soon as I have it. Thanks Laura0141 for the chance to read the book :)

Journal Entry 13 by dixxy-D from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, May 24, 2007
This actually arrived a week or so ago, but I've been so rushed I havn't had time to register it! sorry emilythegoat if you were getting anxious! and thanks for passing it on, it looks fun. I am moving in next week or two (one of reasons I have been so rushed!), but should have some time soon to really look through it properly, so hope to pass it on in good (ish) time!

Journal Entry 14 by dixxy-D from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I have 'sat on this' for ages, and feel really bad about it. I moved house and then had to do some substantial travelling for work. Add to that it is summer and I am a bad weather knitter, so I kept not looking at this even when I had the chance!! So apologies to all!!

The weather has gone unseasonably cold here and I suspect that has motivated me to start thinking about knitting again (plus JaneUK who is next on the bookring e-mailed me! thankyou for the reminder Jane, I know you weren't nagging!! I needed a nudge!)

I have now dabbled properly in the book! and noted down some ideas and very much enjoyed browsing and starting to get in the mood for knitting once again. It's a book to get you in the mood and get you started rather than a book for more experienced knitters. But since I am one of those knitters who get started for a few months then give it up again for a few years, then start again and so on I feel I am an honorary virgin knitter, and as such this book is great!!

I have made a note of a couple of the patterns so I will be doing some of the knitting from the book and I found some of the tips useful. The writing style is really clear and instructions are easy to follow. My one criticism isn't really a fair one, which is that as an American book the knitting mags, books and shops recommmended aren't much use!! I will have to search out a nearby Stitch and Bitch group (I think there may be a few in the north of England!!) and get their suggestions!

Will post this on in the next day or so!

Journal Entry 15 by JaneUK from Flitwick, Bedfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, August 24, 2007
Just got this today from dixxy-D, thank you! I've got back into knitting recently, and I've heard a lot about this book online, so I've been wanting to read it.

Journal Entry 16 by wyjane from Radford Semele, Warwickshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 27, 2007
This arrived this morning (thanks JaneUK) and I too am looking for an incentive to get back into some serious knitting - and some serious using up of my stockpile of bits of yarn (see-I've already read page 15 so I didn't say 'wool') I'm a bit disppointed that the other journals for this ring don't say things like 'made the hat on pg 139', hope I can manage something before I pass it on myself.Also I think I may find it a bit American-biased but still...

Journal Entry 17 by heathwitch from Glossop, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Received and on Mt TBR. Thanks!

Journal Entry 18 by heathwitch from Glossop, Derbyshire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 17, 2008
I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is amazing -- quality patterns, informative articles, and lots and lots of inspiration! Oh, my wallet is going to need mouth-to-mouth after buying a load of goodies for knitting items from this book! LOL :) All I need to do now is buy my own copy!

Sending on to vexter as soon as I have the address.

Journal Entry 19 by vexter from Ljubljana, Osrednja Slovenija - Okolica Ljubljane in Ljubljana Slovenia on Thursday, May 29, 2008
Got the book yesterday, thanks! I dug out my knitting needles and some yarn and am going through the basics - I'm glad to see my great-grandma taught me well. :) I really like the very basic explanations, because my grandma left us before she could teach me some of those. :( Can't wait to get to the part with the patterns and projects!

Journal Entry 20 by vexter from Ljubljana, Osrednja Slovenija - Okolica Ljubljane in Ljubljana Slovenia on Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Ugh, I guess I'm a bad-weather knitter. There's no way I could do a single knit or purl in this summer heat! So, I got through the "tutorial" part of the book, and copied the instructions for a devil hat - I am definitely making one as a gift for my friend! :D

Thanks a lot for sharing this!

I have BettyBoekwurm's address, will send the book by the end of the week.

Edit: I had to put up this picture, because it's so cute! :D I made the "Devil Hat" for my best friend's kid and here it is:

Journal Entry 21 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Arrived today. Thanks!

And even with the stifling heat, my knitting fingers are twitching...

Journal Entry 22 by BettyBoekwurm from Porto - City, Porto Portugal on Monday, November 17, 2008
First of all, I must apologize for keeping this book with me for so long. I'm so sorry. (Bad Bookcrosser!!)

It's a great beginners book since it give some wonderful advise and helps us to understand a few of those little question marks we get in our heads when we start knitting, in a simple and fun way. Plus it gives a few great ideas!

Thanks for sharing this and, again, sorry for taking so long to keep it moving forward.

Sent to Frangipani04 on 14th November.

Journal Entry 23 by Frangipani04 on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It's here. I've been very curious about this book for some time. Will I (re)learn to knit?

Journal Entry 24 by Frangipani04 on Saturday, April 18, 2009
I'm sorry for keeping this book for so long. And even so, no success in learning how to stitch (the bitching part is easier). It'll travel this week to Tuftynut.

Journal Entry 25 by Tuftynut from St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex United Kingdom on Monday, May 18, 2009
Woo hoo - what a lovely surprise:-)

I had completely forgotten about signing up for this bookring - very excited to have it in my hands at last:-)

Thanks everyone.

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Great book for beginners, copied out a coupla patterns and now on its way to WelshHelen.

Journal Entry 27 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Friday, June 12, 2009
I'd forgotten that I'd signed up for this ring, too :-) Thanks for sending on to me, Tuftynut and to laura0141 for organising the ring. I'm looking forward to this!

Journal Entry 28 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Sunday, September 13, 2009
A great book for beginners but I must admit, a bit basic for me. I did like the informal, friendly writing style, though, and a couple of the bag patterns jumped out at me too :-)

Many, many apologies for holding on to the book for so long, Laura, but it will definitely be in the post early next week. Thank you so much for sharing :-)

Journal Entry 29 by WelshHelen from Ponthenri, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Finally on its way back to you, Laura. Very sorry for the long delay.

Journal Entry 30 by notjustlaura on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Received with thanks and apologies for late journal entry. Will be released as I have another copy.

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