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Dec 22, 2014

Knitting for Peace, A Review

In her book, Knitting for Peace, Betty Christiansen shares charities and history of charitible knitting through the centuries.  There are sections about specific kinds of knitting for peace.  

I especially liked the section on knitting for children and the highlight of Afghans for Afghans.  There's also patterns for various items needed by people and animals the world over.  I liked the sweater patterns for the children and the hats for the children.  

A Maine company, Peace Fleece, was highlighted as they produce yarn that is a combination of fibers from Russia and the United States.  They also shared their basic socks pattern.  I made these socks a while ago out of Peace Fleece wool and unfortunately found out the result of using machines to wash and dry 100% wool.  My young niece received thick boot socks/slippers that Christmas. :)

I received my copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.  I always provide a valid review of the book in question.  For the eversion of this book, which is what I was reviewing, I gave it 5 stars.