Friday, April 28, 2006

Big Girls Rule ...and we Knit too !!!

For those of you who don't know me and many of you do not know me personally, I am a BBW - Big Beautiful Woman or as I like to say, Beautiful Brainey Woman. I have always been a full figured, bbw, plus size or how they say in my neck of the woods..I'm just thick girl!

So being a knitter I have not really made myself anything but the usual socks and scarves. I have yet to find a really nice project that is made for my body, not a over sized tunic or a long badly knit top too tight for my boobs.

UNTIL NOW... OH MY GOSH.. The one book that I have been waiting for was released last week and its perfect. You all know what I am talking about its .. BIG GIRL KNITS by Jillian Moreno and Amy Singer. This book covers the three B's .. butt, belly and boobs and how to knit your items correct according to how you are built. To be honest with yourself by measuring yourself and knowing what yarns are not good to use as a full figured woman. They go through so many things and even how to adjust other patterns.
I am so ready to start making some of the summer tops and then of course the sweaters. They are flattering and not just four huge pieces seamed together.

I highly recommend it for the plus size knitter who wants to finally make something for themselves or if you want to knit for a beautiful plus size woman in your life.

Another cool book which has come to my attention is Greetings from the Knit Cafe by Susan Mischer. a former ad executive so now owns a knitting store...gotta envy her. It has some fun and pretty patterns and some recipes. I have been hired to make the bikini for some of the skinny minnies at my store, of course pictures to follow.

Ciao Ciao


AngeliasKnitting said...

I saw that book - I'm always looking for (nice looking) plus-size knits, too! Now I know I have to get that book! Thanks for the review. I can't wait to see what you knit from it.

Emma said...

Awesome! i got that book too, and there are so many great patterns. I love the blue honeycomb pattern sweater myself, but where to start?