Tuesday, August 19, 2014

AnneTarsia Knits - Book Review

 Last year I went to a workshop with Anne Berk to learn a new technique on intarsia. I had never taken very much time to learn intarsia and I was always intrigued by it. I went with 2 of my best friends, Tammie and Shan. We had such a wonderful time as we always do when we are together and doing one of our favorite hobbies... knitting. 
Here is a sneak peak at the book... I absolutely love the shawl in the front cover 

AnneTarsia Knits - all rights reserved

As we were in the workshop we also got to try a new intarsia technique which Anne was developing as she was writing her book. 
I was amazed at how easily I learned as Anne is a a fantastic instructor. 

We got to try these two projects and I have to say although I always though intarsia was so very difficult I did come out of her workshop with a feeling of accomplishment and a smile on my face. I now can do Intarsia and I really enjoyed it. 

While we were at the workshop Anne's husband, Bill Berk,  who did most of the photography for her book (which by the way look wonderful - Great job Bill !) took a lot of pictures throughout the evening. Anne asked if she could use some  of the pictures in her book. I never thought, in my wildest dream, that when the book came out I would see a picture of myself on it ... I was so surprised and so happy ...

Can you see me on the top right picture with my friends Tammie and Shan ?

The book is fantastic and it shows you how to do intarsia from the simplest and more traditional way to the "new link" or new technique which Anne introduces in the book. She shows you how to knit intarsia "in the round" and on garter stitch. She did a wonderful job at pointing every single details and the pictures are fantastic. She guides you, from the very beginning, with the introduction of Yarn, tools, and terminology to the fantastic tour of our Great Northwest - Portland, OR pictures as she introduces each new project to the book. Each chapter is full of new details and beautiful pictures.

It was a delight to meet and continue to know her today and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see my name and my picture on her book, but even more I am very proud to have been a very, very small part of a book I think Anne should be very proud of ... and I am so privileged I got an autographed book :)

If you don't have a copy yet hurry and get one ... it's worth getting it... 
You will be very surprised if you haven't tried intarsia yet you will have no problem starting it right away with this book. If you have already done or even if you are a pro at it you will want to learn her new technique and you will just love knitting intarsia on the round.   
Well, that is it for me today my dear friends ... As always I'm so happy you came to visit me today ... you make my day ! 

thanks for all your kind comments and I hope you have a wonderful week.
I will leave you with a picture of my favorite project from Annetarsia Knits and I think I have to hurry up and go get some yarn (wink) and start on this one for myself before winter gets here ... I'm soooo in love with it !!!

Have a fantastic week ...


  1. Congratulations on "staring" in the book. Looks really interesting, a must read.

  2. Yay you! How fun to find your photo in the book. I don't knit ... tried, but just couldn't get the hang of it. Those socks look pretty cool! Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

  3. How wonderful - it looks like a great book, and even better that you are included in it!


  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Congratulations on 'getting published' The book looks very interesting, I must try and look out for it. Hugs Anne x

  5. Thank you for sharing the book with is Taci. What a wonderful review. I enjoyed looking through it the other night and think it's wonderful that you had a starring role in it!! See you soon my friend.

  6. Hi Taci, I am excited for you to be involved in learning a new skill and being in the book, too. Very fun! It was so neat to spend time with you 3 girls at Tads. We had a great camping and sailing trip. I spent 5 hours putting up photos and writing text!! Hope to see you again soon.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Oh how neat! I just love that heel. Congratulations on being in the book too! :)

  8. I could spot your beautiful face right away, how fun to have been at her workshop and be in the book! You are famous.

  9. What a fabulous book. I love those orange and grey socks!

  10. how exciting! the book sounds lovely, i will have a look at it, thank you so much for the recommendation. thank you so much also for such kind words taciana! what a beautiful blog you have.


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