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Home, Garden, and DIY January 2014
"The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain...the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency."
~from Susan Allen Toth's England for All Seasons
New and Recently Released!
The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life - by George Lange with Scott Mowbray
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/10/2013
Share The Unforgettable Photograph%3a 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life ISBN-13: 9780761169239
ISBN-10: 0761169237
George Lange's photographs have appeared in The New York Times, GQ, and Esquire, and in this insightful, hands-on guide, he shares his advice on how to capture the drama and energy of human emotions on film. Though he certainly offers plenty of useful technical tips, it's Lange's ideas for creative photography exercises that will really get those shutters clicking. Challenges such as "Feel the Rhythm" and "Embrace Intimacy" are a fantastic way for amateur shutterbugs to feel out their personal style as well as an opportunity for more experienced photographers to shake up old habits and invigorate their art.
Get Cozy!
Start off the new year by cozying up to comforting cooking and soft fiber crafts.
200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans - by Jan Eaton
Publisher: Interweave Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/28/2004
Share 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans ISBN-13: 9781931499682
ISBN-10: 1931499683
Expert crocheters and beginners alike are sure to find inspiration in this bright and delightfully varied book. Along with a wide array of block patterns and suggested color combinations, a primer on color theory, and a review of stitches and edgings, 200 Crochet Blocks provides clear instructions, a color photo of each block, and suggestions for mixing and matching the different designs in afghans or other projects, so that you (or the lucky recipients of your crocheted goodies) can snuggle up in style. Pair this book with Edie Eckman's Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs for a more comprehensive crash course in crochet shapes and techniques.
Love Soup: 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes - by Anna Thomas
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/21/2009
Share Love Soup%3a 160 All-New Vegetarian Recipes ISBN-13: 9780393064797
ISBN-10: 0393064794
Many vegetarians cut their culinary teeth on Anna Thomas' classic The Vegetarian Epicure, but the soups in this book "may just charm even a die-hard carnivore" (Publishers Weekly). Arranged seasonally, these mostly vegan recipes include such mouthwatering bowl-fillers as Smoky Eggplant Soup, Wild Mushroom Soup, Creamy Potato and Roasted Garlic Soup, Carrot Orange Ginger Soup, and two full chapters' worth of soups that feature dark, leafy greens. Ever the consummate host, Thomas appends a chapter of recipes for accompaniments (spreads, breads, salads, etc.) that turn a simple soup into a hearty meal.
Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Sock Book: History, Technique, Design - by the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine
Publisher: Sixth & Spring Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 9/1/2007
Share Vogue Knitting%3a The Ultimate Sock Book%3a History, Technique, Design ISBN-13: 9781933027197
ISBN-10: 1933027193
Vogue Knitting Magazine redefines "fancy footwork" in this comprehensive volume on hand-knitted socks. More than just a collection of patterns, The Ultimate Sock Book includes a history of sock knitting going all the way back to 700 B.C. (who knew?); descriptions of different sock-building techniques (top-down, toe-up, and with various heel and toe styles); stitch patterns specifically designed for sock-weight yarns; and 25 patterns for women's, men's, and children's socks. There's even a sock design worksheet to help you create your own patterns. Put your best (dressed) foot forward!
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