I recently received a review copy of Mother-Daughter Knits, by Sally Melville and Caddy Melville Ledbetter, who are — you guessed it — mother and daughter.
I’ve long been a fan of Sally Melville so was happy to see this book.
The book has a wonderful detailed section on customizing knitting patterns to fit your particular body type. Anyone who has knit a beautiful sweater only to find it heartbreakingly unflattering will appreciate the wisdom shared here. The book is worth buying for this part alone.
But of course there are patterns too! Designs from both Sally and Caddy, described as:
30 customizable garments for women of all shapes, heights, and ages, including:
- a slimming Jackie Kennedy—style Camelot coat,
- a reversible tank top with a scoop neck,
- a Jane Austen—inspired jacket with an empire waist,
- a flirty top that enhances feminine curves.
A couple of my favorite includes include this shopping bag:
And this wonderful coat:
Would you like a copy of this marvelous book? Leave a comment to this blog post saying that would. On Sunday March 22 at noon, EDT, I will ask the Great and Powerful Random Number Generator to pick a recipient and send that individual a copy.
In other news, I have the first Sunflower sock completed!
And I got a fabulous new pair of earrings:
If you enlarge that photo you can see how badly I need to put lotion on my hands.
The earrings are handmade, 22k gold over silver. I bought them from Allan Mason who has an etsy store here: www.silvermason.etsy.com. Go have a look-see — he’s got some gorgeous pieces and his customer service is perfect!
Here’s a pic of the earring being worn. Note how the camera angle makes my face look huge! And it’s a nice up-the-nose shot too, eh?
And Lucy is no longer green and scary.