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Chris Wahlgren Edison has commented on (4) products.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Chris Wahlgren Edison, January 3, 2012

An imaginative twist on young adult paranormal fantasy. Great descriptions, fabulous settings, and strange, wonderful characters. I've recommended this to a number of people and have heard nothing but raves in return.
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Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt
Possession: A Romance

Chris Wahlgren Edison, January 1, 2010

I loved this book. The love story told through letters kept me reading, and I loved the unfolding mystery as more letters were uncovered.
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Stitch N Bitch the Knitters Handbook by Debbie Stoller
Stitch N Bitch the Knitters Handbook

Chris Wahlgren Edison, May 17, 2008

I've heard some people put this down because they say there are mistakes with the patterns. I've seen yarn store owners roll their eyes at the very mention of this book.

But in the last 10 years, no book has been more influential than this one in getting people knitting.

It worked for me. I'd taken up knitting in high school, back when most of the yarn available was acrylic and needles were slippery metal jobs, so I stopped knitting when I went off to college.

But in reading Stoller's book, I rediscovered how joyful the meditative art of knitting could be, and I took up knitting again five years ago because her hip-looking patterns and love of the variety of yarns out there gave me back the knitting bug.

So thank you, Debbie Stoller. The knitting world owes you a debt for making knitting cool again. And hopefully more recent editions have corrected whatever mistakes there were.

p. s. If you like this book, check out her crochet book too. I could never get the hang of crochet before, but her directions made it easier.
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Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs by Lynne Barr
Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs

Chris Wahlgren Edison, May 17, 2008

This is a really cool guide to making arty scarves. These aren't necessarily the kinds of scarves you'd wear on a super-cold day, but they're cool to look at -- one is woven out of i-cord strips in a loose basket weave and then held together with elastic thread, another is knit almost to look like chain links. If you're bored with normal-looking scarves and are willing to accept a challenge, this book is worth checking out. It's also very popular. My local yarn shop, String Theory, has samples of a couple of these scarves already, and the book has flown off their shelves.
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