Reviews by sara
This was one of my favorite books when I was little. I'm happy to be able to read the story again, but I'm sorry the illustrations weren't included. Also, the digital version isn't quite as nice to read.
I do love Trader Joe's food. For some reason, I thought this would be a book about doctoring-up already prepared foods you buy at TJ's - cooking I could handle. But, it was really just a regular cookbook that listed the ingredients as "Trader Joe's Organic Garbanzo Beans" rather than "garbanzo beans."
The book begins with photos of boys knitting, classrooms knitting, and sheep on the White House lawn (being raised for their fleece,) and then turns into historical fiction. To me, the story seemed stilted. I would have preferred to read more about the actual history of WWI Knitting.
All of the outfits in the book are sized for 3, 6, and 12 months. Unusual to say, but I like almost every project in the book. The clothes are tasteful and would make a wonderful gift for any baby boy or girl.
There are several hats in this book I plan to make: the helmet liner on page 19, the drop stitch hooded scarf on page 22, and the lace snood on page 40. There are also a variety of techniques and stitches such as double-knit lace and drawstring hat/neck warmer.