Author: Katie Boyette
Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated
With the publication of Katie Boyette's third book Wearable KnitWits, fans can now have their monsters and wear them too. After writing two books of toy patterns, Boyette is excited to take a totally new direction: wearables. And it all began with a pair of giant feet. A couple of years ago, she decided to knit a pair of slippers that looked like monster feet. They were an instant hit with her kids and adults and even better, everyone who saw them was reduced to fits of giggles: a perfect combination of silliness and functionality. In Wearable KnitWits youll find patterns that are cute, stylish, or just downright silly, but theyre all designed to elicit a smile, such as: the Accordian Hand Warmer, Baby Monster socks, Cable Knit Yeti Scarf, Cyclops Monster Hat, and 16 more designs. Boyette brings her background in studio art to this collection of knitted toys, which are simple to knit, easy to customize, and fun to finish. In addition to animals and interestingly shaped monsters, Boyette includes patterns that capitalize on the craze for vampires and pirates. If you've ever wanted to make a vampire panda for your favorite True Blood fanatic, this is your book. --Nanette Donohue, Library Journal's BookSmack reviewing KnitWits
Author: Sara Scales
Publisher: GMC PUBLICATIONS LTD
The Japanese craze for Amigurumi (crocheted stuffed toys) is explored in miniature in this fun new title in the 'Cozy' series.
Ice Box Crochet
Author: Wai-Yee Ng
Provides instructions for crocheting food, dishes, and an ice box, with basic crocheting techniques and tips on reading the patterns.
Author: Rose Langlitz
Publisher: North Light Books
Do you secretly love to play with your food? Whether you're craving peanuts or pizza, you'll find just the thing to hit the spot between the covers of Tasty Crochet. With over 30 crochet patterns on the menu, there's something here to please every palette. In addition to snack items that can be stitched up in a flash, you'll find: patterns to plan a meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert; basic crochet techniques to get you started right away; and short "ingredients" lists to make finishing an item quick and easy. Whether they're play food for the kids or fun projects for you, you'll love increasing your daily fiber intake with Tasty Crochet!
Author: Susan Penny
Publisher: Search Press Ltd
Twenty hand-knitted cakes to make and keep; and twenty more to make and give away! Knitters and textile artists alike will have great fun knitting this mouth-watering selection of muffins, fairy cakes, carrot cake, scrumptious gateaux and more. Using simple, easy-to-follow instructions, no-one will be able to resist knitting at least one of the cakes in this book, if not the entire collection, making a wonderful project for anyone interested in contemporary knitting design.
Getting it Right
Author: Robert J. Barro
Publisher: MIT Press
Since 1991, Robert Barro has been a lively contributor to the Wall Street Journal and other popular financial media. Getting It Right brings together, updates, and expands upon these writings that showcase Barro's agility in applying economic understanding to a wide array of social issues.Barro, a "conservative who takes no prisoners," and a self-described libertarian, believes that most governments have gone much too far in their spending, taxation, and regulation. The dominant theme in these wide-ranging essays is the importance of institutions that ensure property rights and free markets. The discussion deals especially with the appropriate range of government: which areas represent useful public policy and which are unnecessary interference.The first section of the book considers these questions in the context of the determinants of long-run economic growth. In addition to basic economics, Barro assesses related political topics, such as the role of public institutions, the optimal size of countries, and the consequences of default on foreign debt. The second section deals with the proper role and form of monetary policy. Barro argues that government should provide markets with a stable nominal framework and then stay out of the way to best allow for price stability.Writings in the third section cover fiscal and other macroeconomic policies. Topics include the distorting influences of taxation, especially taxes on capital income; infrastructure investment and other government spending; and the consequences of public debt and budget deficits. In a final section, Barro looks at more micro issues such as cartels, tax amnesties, school choice, privatization, cigarette-smoking regulation, endangered species regulation, the market for baseball players, and term limits for politicians.
Offering a uniquely modern presentation of macroeconomics, this brand-new text makes it easy for instructors to emphasize a solid microfoundations, real-business cycle approach. In the all-new MACROECONOMICS: A MODERN APPROACH, leading economist and proven author Robert J. Barro couples his extraordinary command of growth, equilibrium, and business cycles with a focus on microfoundations to create a groundbreaking new macroeconomics textbook steeped in real-world application. Accessibly written and extremely student friendly, the book is packed with current policy and data examples, reflecting the author’s extensive research in the field. The book also includes captivating boxed features, challenging exercises, and innovative online resources like CengageNOW, which enables students to create personalized learning paths and equips instructors with tools to easily assign, grade, and record homework and quizzes. Covering growth theory more completely than any other text, MACROECONOMICS delivers a unified model of macroeconomics that serves well for economics majors and nonmajors alike. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Costs and Benefits of Economic Integration in Asia brings together authoritative essays that identify and examine various initiatives to promote economic integration in Asia.
Pattern book contains holiday and season themed outfits for 5-inch doll fashions, using intermediate level crochet skills. Each of seven sets is complete with a dress, pants, hat, and shoes, and all of the designs are made using size-10 crochet thread. Projects include Strawberry Baby, Flower Baby, Easter Egg Baby, Butterfly Baby, Pumpkin Baby, Gingerbread Baby, and Christmas Tree Baby, along with a stitch guide and metric conversion chart.
In this thought-provoking volume, scholars offer evidence, insights, and ideas on key policy questions affecting education--such as national exams, accountability, performance, and other vital issues, while detailing the importance of education to both the individual and society as a whole.
Amigurumi Fairy Tales
Amigurumi Animal Friends
Author: Michele Wilcox, Jeanne Stauffer
Publisher: Annies Attic Llc
"Welcome 9 fun & friendly animals into your home!"--Cover.
"7 great projects & a complete alphabet"--Cover.
Author: Lucille Laflamme
These five delicate, lacy snowflakes are all made using size-10 crochet cotton. They make beautiful tree ornaments or holiday decorations. Sizes range from 4.5 to 5.5 inches, and the skill level is easy.