Thursday, April 21, 2011

Book Review

So for my birthday, about a month ago, my dad got me a knitting book called "Knit You Own Dog" by Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne.  It is by far the cutest book idea ever!!  I've finished one dog, the English Bulldog and I'm almost done with the Schnauzer.  The instructions are ok, but there are a lot of typos and not too descriptive on how to assemble the dogs. The bulldog was so hard to put together with all of the pieces, and you don't know which piece is going to be which body party (ex: the face is made of 3 sections) and all the instructions say are "sew cheeks to chin".  What the hell is the cheek and where the hell is the chin!?!  I finally had to put it down and work on it another day because I got so frustrated.  I finally finished it, it looks good, I love it, but it doesn't really look like the photo, and I don't see how it could.
So far the schnauzer is working up good, except for the instructions on how to make the loops.  They absolutely don't make sense!
Ok, so this book review is sounding negative, but I don't really want it to be!  I love the book!  I love the dogs!  But I think this book should've gone through another round of editing by editors AND knitters before they put it out on the market.


  1. Your bulldog is the cutest!! I will have to check out this book when I have more time.

  2. That's so frustrating when the directions aren't clear. But the bull dog came out so cute! Hope the directions get easier to figure out.
    (fellow EBT member :D )