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"Spinning, weaving, knitting, all part of the long tradition of women's work, skills that had survived even the efficiency of the industrial revolution. Why did people still do it?" It's been ten months since Jack died. For his widow, Sandra, a tightly wound teacher who thinks long and hard about such questions, the months have tested her belief that she can continue her ordered life without Jack. She feels as though she's covered in ice-cold glass and will never be warm again. Knitting is the story of what happens when Sandra meets a woman who is her polar opposite on a sidewalk when they both stop to help a man in distress. While Sandra's grief has constrained her spirit, Martha--who lost her husband years before--appears to wear her grief lightly. Sandra's talent for the domestic arts lies in studying them; Martha is a brilliantly gifted knitter, a self-educated artist. When Sandra persuades Martha to help her mount an exhibition of retro and contemporary knitting, the two women's lives tangle, with astonishing ramifications. What begins as a professional collaboration becomes something transformative and deeply personal. Anne Bartlett weaves a story that is seamless in its exploration of healing, grace, and the search for meaning, both within oneself and in the larger community. Readers will find much to admire in Sandra's struggle to break out of her shell and much to wonder at in Martha's visionary spirit. Knitting marks the debut of a writer whose work puts her in the company of writers such as Carol Shields, Barbara Kingsolver, and Louise Erdrich.
These 18 sock patterns are fun, easy, and portable - making this book great for obsessive knitters on the move. Perfect for beginners, it features helpful tips for each pattern and covers each step of knitting these stylish socks with charts and illustrations. Packaged in a covered-spiral binding that is easy to use and carry, these patterns are perfect to toss in the knitting bag on the way out the door.
Beautiful and historic African carpets, baskets, and other textiles provide the design inspiration for these 16 sophisticated knitted cardigans, pullovers, and sweater vests. Intended for seasoned knitters, these projects use domino, double knitting, entrelac, intarsia, and stranded two-color techniques worked in fingering-weight yarns. The Shoowa Vest, the African Domino Pullover, and the Arrowheads Cropped Pullover show off fancy stitching, while other designs feature colors borrowed from the mud-dried fabrics of Mali, the block patterns of Ghana, or motifs from Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaire, and Zimbabwe. African animals decorate the Giraffe Vest and Zebra Cardigan, and elsewhere leaping antelope and birds in flight are used in repeating patterns.
Handpainted sock yarns have captured the hearts of countless knitters. Colorful sock yarns are little gems of the knitting universe, providing hours of knitting bliss that result in a luxurious hand-crafted item. Author Carol Sulcoski, owner of Black Bunny Fibers, a popular indie fiber sock yarn source, delves into the mystery of the handpainted sock yarn and divulges its secrets, explains how to make the best of these much-loved yarns, and shows how to knit with success with 20 new patterns designed just with these yarns in mind.Knitters struggle with handpainted yarns. How do you design projects with them versus other types of yarns? How do you avoid the pitfalls of pooling and splotching? How do you combine multicolored handpaints with other types of yarns? Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn is designed to provide sock knitters with technical guidance so these wonderful yarns can be used to their best advantage, explaining the differences between various kinds of handpainted yarn and showing how to avoid undesirable effects. Combining her handdyeing and knitwear designing knowledge, Carol shares techniques and tips to help every sock knitter turn out fabulous footwear. Fun, original sock patterns from a variety of contributors illustrate these techniques. The patterns will be written for widely-available handdyed yarns so that readers can get the same results, but readers will also learn to identify patterns for their unique yarns.
This is the first book that delves deeply into easily mastered techniques that can be used to adapt and customise any project. Knitting the Perfect Fit is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in learning and perfecting shaping details in their knitting. Acclaimed designer and teacher Melissa Leapman distills one of her most in-demand workshops into an authoritative guide that will help knitters understand how designer details and shaping actually work. From a variety of necklines and arm details to different trompe l'oeil shaping techniques that offer a more slimming and flattering look to any garment no matter your body type. Each technique is thoroughly explained with tips and exercised and then showcased in 21 appealing projects that allow knitters to practise their new skills.
Check out this fancy footwork! Discover the joy of socks!Knitting the Perfect Pairleads you step-by-step through a variety of styles, from warm and classic to cool and fashionable. Take a walk on the wild side with fishnet stockings. Wrap your toes in the romance of lace-cuffed cable socks. Treat your feet to the ultimate comfort of cozy thrummed house socks, or dress them up in fancy Fair Isle socks or socks with funky, textured stripes. You'll find styles fit for every foot! Knitting the Perfect Pairincludes: 12 patterns ranging from the traditional to the -fashion forward, for women and men. Sizing advice and construction tips for socks that fit like a glove. Everything you need to know about yarn and needle selection, different cast-on and bind-off methods, heel turning and toe shaping variations, basic stitches, increasing, decreasing and grafting—plus care tips for hand-knitted socks. A wide variety of construction techniques and variations (ruffles, ribbing, tassels, articulated toes and more!) so you can mix and match your way to fabulously original footwear. No need for cold feet with the easy-to-follow, detailed directions inside, even beginners can turn out results that will knock your store-bought socks off!
When the world feels complicated, knitting is the perfect escape - follow the instructions and you end up with exactly what you want and expect. Life on the other hand doesn't come with a pattern. Kathleen, Sari and Lucy are close friends stumbling their way into adulthood, Kathleen is beautiful, flighty and lives off her famous actress sisters. Lucy once wanted to be a vet but instead became a scientist who dissects rats. Sari works at an autism clinic,providing the support her own autistic brother never got. The women meet once a week to knit and talk - and now they need these get-togethers more than ever. Cut off financially from her family, Kathleen sets out to seduce her wealthy boss. Lucy finds herself torn between emotion and reason when her lab is attacked by animal rights activists, and the bully who tormented Sari's brother now desperately needs her help. The women forge their way in a world of tough choices, drawing strength from their friendship. Along the way they fall in love, they make mistakes, they get drunk, they have sex, they go shopping, they laugh, they cry, and they knit.
Designer Kristin Omdahl is one of the most innovative designers working today, and in A Knitting Wrapsody, she showcases her signature motif designs and experimental construction in 18 original patterns - five scarves, six wraps, five shawls, and two skirts - that provide new ways to think about knitting pieces that wrap, drape, or tie.Unlike other wrap books, this collection offers some ingenious ways for wrapping your knitting, whether around the neck, shoulders, or waist. The designs for these garments are just what knitters are hungry for - inspirational, creative patterns that advance skills, explore shape and silhouette, and are beautiful to wear year-round.All of the garments incorporate interesting elements, from reversible stitch patterns and unique knitted edgings to interesting closures. Each project is knitted, but much of the aesthetic draws inspiration from the geometry, motifs, and techniques of crochet.With her passionate attention to stitch detail and one-of-a-kind motif designs, Kristin offers a wide range of projects in A Knitting Wrapsody for a variety of skill levels and time commitments. Expand your wardrobe with bold, stylish shapes and add form-flattering pieces perfect for layering.
[From the dust jacket:] "For Scottie, Amanda, Bella, and Tay, life in Chicago is all about seeking shelter. They've found it in their firelit stitch 'n' bitch at Joe; in the halls of their quirky private school; in the arms of boyfriends--and always in the comfort of the friendship that bonds them together. But now the Chicks are staring down the end of high school and it's time to contemplate life beyond the protective web of their knitty ensemble. Will the stresses of college applications and service projects, debutante balls and long-distance loves, mean the end of the Chicks? Or can this unlikely foursome bind-off the happy ending that only true friendship can craft. The end is only the beginning for the Chicks, who return with their trademark wit and warmth along with four fabulous new projects." Catch up on the first two books in this series: Knit Two Together Chicks With Sticks #1 and It's A Purl Thing Chicks With Sticks #2, which are also in the Bookshare collection.
Sizzling sauté pans. Screaming spectators. Television cameras. A ticking clock. Fasten your seatbelt for the Bocuse d'Or, the world's most challenging and prestigious cooking competition, where the pressure and the stakes could not be higher. At this real-life Top Chef, twenty-four culinary teams, each representing its home nation, cook for five and a half grueling hours. There are no elimination rounds--the teams have only this chance to cook two spectacular platters of food to be judged by a jury of chefs. Prize money, international acclaim, and national pride are on the line. Knives at Dawn is the dramatic story of the selection and training of the 2009 American team, overseen by a triumvirate of revered culinary figures, Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller, and Jérôme Bocuse, icons portrayed here in intimate detail that only the author's unparalleled behind-the-scenes access could yield. The stars of this chefs-as-athletes story, Timothy Hollingsworth and his assistant, or commis, Adina Guest, both from the celebrated The French Laundry in Yountville, California, are up against a determined, colorful cast of international competitors. All the hopefuls meet in an arena in Lyon, France, for the ultimate competition, where technical and mental fortitude and split-second decisions can make all the difference in the world. With its riveting details and revelatory depictions of chefs in action, Knives at Dawn delivers fascinating insights into what drives chefs in their pursuit of excellence and perfection.on-making, or a few too many seconds of heat can make all the difference in the world. Beyond the American team itself, unparalleled behind-the-scenes access allows sports journalist and food writer Andrew Friedman to paint intimate portraits of Boulud and Keller, two of the most influential culinary figures of their generation, as well as of French icon Paul Bocuse, who created the competition more than two decades ago. With its revealing look at chefs and cooks of different generations and nationalities, Knives at Dawn delivers fascinating insights into what drives chefs to cook and compete, both in the Bocuse d'Or and in their own kitchens every day.
In 'Knives Cooks Love', trusted cookware authority Sur La Table teams up with writer Sarah Jay to guide chefs of all levels so their knives will last a lifetime. The nuances between knife blades and handles are discussed, as well as cutting surfaces and an array of sharpeners and honers. Numerous cutting techniques are also showcased with step-by-step instructions and photographs. These skills are then put to the test with more than 20 knife-essential, tantalising recipes like Mango-Cucumber Salsa, Mediterranean-Style Mussels with Fennel and Tomatoes, Arroz con Pollo with Chorizo and Capers, and Bread and Butter Pudding with Rum and Crystallised Ginger.
Original modern Punjabi Poet Puran Singh (1881-1931) wrote poems in Punjabi and were translated in English by Gurbhagat Singh. Author also goes by the name "Purana Singha".
The classic anthology of poetry for children--now revised with new poems to enchant a new generation. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Write a cover letter that will get you the interview In this newest edition of the bestselling cover letters guide, Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chances of landing an interview with a dynamic cover letter. Inside this book, you'll find all-new examples of cover letters and learn how to use his proven methods to: Determine the relevant keywords that will send your application to the top of database searches Effectively display your personal brand and the transferable skills you bring to a job Conduct a simple web search to find contact information and get your material in front of managers and recruiters Figure out when you should mail a hard copy of your application to the recruiter instead of sending an e-mail With the help of this trusted authority, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and land the interview!
Land the job you want! The interview is one of the most crucial moments of the job search experience and your chance to show your potential employer that you have what it takes to succeed in the position. In order to do that in today's highly competitive job search environment, though, you'll have to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has established a set of rules for job interviews that is sure to get you noticed. Instead of memorizing canned answers, Yate provides you with an explanation of the thought behind more than 300 questions and answers, so that you'll always know what the interviewer is really asking and how you should respond. Packed with information on handling stress questions and weird interview venues, this book also teaches you how to keep your cool--and confidence--from the moment you step inside the building. With Knock 'em Dead Job Interview, you will finally be able to differentiate yourself from the competition and score the job!
Move your resume to the top of the pile! At a time when companies can draw on resume banks containing millions of documents, you'll need to create a concise and powerful resume if you want to stand out. Using his twenty-five years of experience, New York Times bestselling author Martin Yate has built a set of rules for creating the most effective document to get you noticed. He'll guide you through every step of the writing process as well as provide you with all-new examples of industry-specific resumes and those that cover every stage of your career. Yate also offers valuable advice on how to submit a resume electronically, what to include on social marketing profiles, and how to make the most of keywords so that search engines find your resume quickly. With Knock 'em Dead Resumes, 10th Edition, you'll grab employers' attention - and score the job you want!
"Whether your concerns are landing the job you want, choosing or changing careers, shoring up job security, climbing the professional ladder, or owning your own business, Martin Yate's Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies for Success in an Uncertain World is the career book of the year. Bet on yourself. Read it."-Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media Services Finding a new job or a new career has never been more challenging. What if you could put your uncertain future in the hands of the global thought leader on job search and career management? Today you can! Martin Yate takes you on a journey of discovery that will change the trajectory of your life. Starting with proven strategies for winning your next job, you learn how to successfully navigate the twists and turns of your entire career. Plus, he brings along some of America's smartest recruitment and career management minds to join the conversation. Whether your concerns are resumes, job search, turning interviews into offers, job security, climbing the ladder of success, choosing or changing careers, pursuing your dreams, or owning your own business, here's an integrated blueprint for success. With this guide, you have everything you need to take control of your job search, career, and life. Lots of books tell you to pursue your dreams; this one tells you exactly how to make it happen. "He's really just about the best in the business." -ALL Business, a Dunn & Bradstreet company
Live life on your terms! It's tough landing your first job out of school and starting that climb up the ladder of success in such an uncertain world. In Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies, you will learn how to get what you want out of life: Make sense of the world of work. Develop a life plan that puts you in control. Complete your job search in record time. Start on the right foot and win promotions. Never be unemployed--always have income. Gain access to the corporate inner circle. Weave your dreams into long-term success. You can score the job you want and learn to survive and prosper over the long haul of your career, no matter what's happening with the economy. Knock 'em Dead: Secrets & Strategies is a blueprint for acing the rules of success and then living life on your terms!
Leo is still getting used to moving from the big city to a small country town. When his class goes to the city for a field trip, he skips out to meet with old friends. But all is not as he planned.
Logan Rettino never imagined she'd fall so far. Dropped by her ex on national TV, she's gone from prima ballerina to ring card girl, reduced to revving up the crowds before MMA bouts. However distasteful she finds her new job, it pays well...and she needs the money if she's ever going to rebuild her life. Promised a huge bonus if she can convince a brooding, gifted welterweight to keep fighting, she'll do whatever it takes to earn his trust.Keane O'Shea is unbeatable in the octagon. A former marine, he fights with a ruthlessness no gym jockey can match. He knows his brutal strength is too much for the delicate ex-ballerina, regardless of how fascinating he finds Logan's tight dancer's body. But one private performance and he's drawn to her in a way he can't-or won't-resist.As Logan discovers the heartbreaking truth that lies beneath this handsome warrior's rage, she'll need to forfeit everything she thought mattered for the one thing that matters the most: saving Keane from himself.89,000 words
From the book jacket: "AN ABSORBING STORY- full of glamour, well spiced with unhappiness, and finally resolved in an upbeat conclusion... what emerges most clearly is the striking resemblance between father and daughter." Washington Post Book World "DAZZLING... There is no rank sentimentality here. It is honest sentiment, arrived at after much pain. It is no Hollywood, glitzy-type autobiography, either ...Inside each page is you and I, looking back. Truths emerge here. So does a writer of real promise." The Cincinnati Enquirer "REMORSELESSLY CANDID... as intimately and frankly recited as the entries in a diary." The Boston Herald
Knock Yourself Up has the kind of straight-up answers you won't find anywhere else, to questions like: When do I decide it's time to go it alone? Can I afford it? Is it fair to my child? How do I tell my parents? How do I tell my dates? Have I gone totally crazy? If I do this, will I ever have sex-or a life-again? This honest, entertaining, and informative book gives a unique inside look at a growing trend. It is a must-read for any single woman who might want kids someday.
They say you can't go home again--and when it comes to someone with an old score to settle, sometimes you'd better not. That's what Jacobia "Jake" Tiptree discovers when the past she thought she'd laid to rest comes calling at her lovingly restored 1823 Federal-style house in Eastport, Maine. Unfortunately, her old life and her new one are about to collide with deadly consequences. . . . Jake is deep in her latest home improvement project--repainting a porch--when she notices the man repeatedly biking past her house. His face is unsettlingly familiar, but his chilling message seems inexplicable: Blood shows up again. Murder will out. If it's a prank, it's an ugly one, and so is the anonymous email warning her to beware the Fourth of July--just two days away. Back in her days as a hotshot financial manager she did business with plenty of shady characters, but she's still baffled as to the identity of her nemesis--until she receives a photo of a murdered man. Now Jake knows what--and whom--she's up against. But knowing her enemy is no guarantee that she can escape the grim payoff he has in store for her. From home invasion to kidnapping, this twisted killer is slowly but surely plotting a knockdown with not just Jake but the entire town of Eastport at its explosive center. And no one can predict when or where the shockingly deadly finale will occur.From the Hardcover edition.
As I was going out of my bedroom door I remembered my nungas. Perhaps I should take some precautions to keep them under strict control. Maybe bits of Sellotape on the ends of them to keep them from doing anything alarming? I'd like to trust them, but they are very unreliable.The irrepressible heroine of the Michael L. Printz Honor Book Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging is back, and funnier than ever! Georgia has finally landed Robbie the Sex God, but he's never around, and Georgia's ex, Dave the Laugh, is starting to look quite dreamy. Strangely, so does just about every other guy Georgia meets, even the new French teacher.In this third installment of Georgia's hilarious confessions, Georgia's "red bottomosity" is out of control! Whatever will happen next?
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