Monday, July 30, 2012

Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Sharon Hernes Silverman has come out with yet another strong techniques based book!  You may remember her last book, Crochet Pillows, with Tunisian and Traditional Techniques.
And don't forget her Tunisian crochet book: Tunisian Crochet: The look of Knitting with the Ease of Crochet.
You won't be surprised then, that no only are there beautiful TUNISIAN and Traditional techniques taught with the scarves in this book, but ALSO she teaches Broomstick too!  She also has projects with lace, filet patterns, basket weave patterns, and shells.
There are 21 scarves in the book (one is a cowl).  Scarves are really terrific learning projects.  Move through the book, learning all the techniques making scarves along the way. As you know, scarves make excellent gifts and charity projects. Think of them as big, functional swatches :)  I like to think of scarves as a way to bring a pop of flattering color to the face when in the midst of gray weather.

Many of the projects caught my attention, but the one I will try first is the above photo, Premium Cable.  This is a simple Tunisian CABLE pattern.  There are 21 photos that illustrate step by step how to do this technique. Don't be scared though, 21 photos doesn't indicate how hard the pattern is, but how thoroughly Sharon teaches!  Have I brought home my point yet? The point is... this book is about learning new things... and scarves are just the vehicle to make great projects in the process. You can apply these techniques and stitch patterns and apply what you've learned to any project.

If you want to stick with traditional crochet for now, the Sea Splash Scarf (blue above) is really lovely. The rolling wavy edge on both sides makes this scarf really feminine.

Sharon and her team at Stackpole publishing are offering a copy of the book to one of you readers!  US residents may leave a comment on THIS post with:
* your First name and last initial
* your town/village/street (one of those to help identify who you are)

by WEDNESDAY 9:00 PM EST August 1, 2012.  I will announce the winner first on my Ravelry Live Chat 9pm EST (here's the link...) I will then announce the winner here on the blog on Thursday. The winner will need to check back to see if you won, then email me at Ellen @ GoCrochet dot com with your MAILING address by August 7, 2012. Good Luck!


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book! Willa P., Rio Rancho, NM

Unknown said...

I would love to receive a copy of this awesome book. Thank you for the opportunity.

Penny G
Wichita, KS

Anonymous said...

This would be a great book to have. I love scarves/cowls and the patterns and techniques look great!

Amy E.
Midwest City, OK

carmelvineyard said...

Ah, tunisian cable! I haven't done that yet! :D

Carmel J., Cary, NC

Summers kitchen creations said...

Looks like a fabo book to have

Maria S
North Little Rock, AR

Chain Stitch Crochet said...

Kathy P
Springfield GA

I love that Sea Splash!

Danielle said...

I've been dying to learn Tunisian and these scarves would be such a great way for me to break into it!

Danielle H
Pocatello, ID

Anna Bananas said...

Wow! I need to add this to my wishlist! LOVE the scarves!!
Anna H.
Lebanon, OH

Anonymous said...

wow, i would so be able to destash

Marolee S.
Whittier, Ca


artychick said...

Love to have this book I have your other book and its great! Stephanie
Falmouth Ma Cape Cod!

artychick said...

Love to add this cool book to my crochet collection! Stephanie
North falmouth CAPE COD

Alley Talley said...

Love the scarf on the front cover! I love plaids.

Valerie T.
Wetumpka, AL

Anonymous said...

I'm ready to try something new! I have yet to try tunisian crochet! This looks absolutely divine.

Thanks for a fun review.

Dana B from Colorado Springs

Iesadora said...

I love making scarves!

Lisa M.
Long Beach, CA

MarieAnge said...

Love books that teach new techniques! And this one fits the bill :)

MarieAnge B

Katelyn said...

Thanks so much for the review, this seems like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win. Kate M-Fleetwood

AECDesigns said...

Yes, please! :)
Amy C.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to learn new techniques.
Carmen N, Galesville, WI

SpringSplndr said...

This book would be a great resource for the 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge that I partake in every year. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Andrea G. aka SpringSplndr
Long Island, NY

Nicole said...

I am obsessed with this book haha. I think it would re-ignite my scarf obsession I previously had!

Nicole J.
Sterling, VA

Moe said...

I like tunisian!
Maureen S
North Bend OH

LeeNCState said...

Thanks for the review and chance to win a copy. Sounds like a really nice book. LeeT from Baton Rouge, LA

Rhona said...

Oooh, fantastic prize! Love scarves.

Rhona N
Selkirk, NY

Unknown said...

I'd love to learn more and this book looks like it might just be the way to do so!

Lynette L
Norfolk, VA

mcobb10 said...

7What a neat looking book!

mcobb10 said...

Looks like a great book!

Michelle E.
Hastings, MI

aslaugcrystal said...

oooh goody! I've been itching to try some Tunisian stitches! thanks for the giveaway...what a wonderful thing to win!

Crystal K. - Virginia Beach, VA.

Anonymous said...

I love this!

Laura S.
Kentucky Girl Creations
Nashville, Tn

Anonymous said...

I make things with afghan stitch years ago and am wondering if Tunisian is the same or similar. Anyway, I would love to win a copy of your book. I love to crochet.

Elaine S
Spencer NY

NotKnit said...

I love the look of Tunisian crochet!

Karen W.
Plano, TX

Cindy McIlvain said...

Looks exciting! I love to crochet and learning Tunisian crochet would be fun.

Anonymous said...

Ever since picking up crocheting as an avid knitter, I've been looking for a good cable pattern and that scarf looks like it's the one to try. Thanks for the giveaway. Caroline N., Boston, MA

Anonymous said...

Would love to learn the Tunisian cable! Looks like a great book.

Susan D.
Franklin, IN

Penny T. said...

I would love a copy of this book. I have been crocheting for about 3 years now, self taught. I am in the process of teaching myself how to do other types of crochet, like filet and Tunisian. I would love to learn different Tunisian stitches, and other projects. Thank you for the opportunity to receive a copy of this great book!

GrannaLeslie said...

Love them all! I hope I win!
Leslie P.
Oneonta, AL

Ruth Bruyns said...

I love tunisian crochet!So eager to try cables...
Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Anonymous said...

Always anxious to try new techniques! Scarves are something even us Floridians can make and wear! Pick me, pick me .... as I jump up and down with both hands in the air! ;-)
Jerrie M.
Panama City, Florida

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to crochet the scarves!

Julie M.
St. Paul, MN