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Review: Time On My Hands by Becky Herrick

Time On My Hands by Becky Herrick, 27 pp. Available through Ravelry.

Time On My Hands, Becky Herrick’s first (of many, I hope!) ebook, is a collection of nine different mittens, fingerless mitts, gloves, and cuffs.  The designs are inspired by either a time of day or type of clock.  Techniques range from simple stockinette to lace, cables, stranded knitting, and more.

Need some pretty but quick to knit holiday gifts?  This is a fantastic collection for that purpose.

© 2011 Becky Herrick

My favorite patterns include Bewitching Hour (a cabled glove pattern that will let a special skein of yarn really shine) and Tea Time (I love the clever swirly buttoned cuff).  Morningtide Mitts would be a great intro to stranding.

What’s your favorite pattern?  For a chance to win your own copy of the ebook, graciously supplied by Becky, leave a comment on this post with your favorite pattern by midnight PST October 25th.

I received my copy of the ebook from the author.  My opinions are my own.

29 comments… add one
  • Rebecca October 21, 2011, 9:07 am

    I think I love the design and colourways of Morningtide the most. Or maybe Tea Time? Not so much the buttons, but I do love the little bobbles.

  • Laura October 21, 2011, 9:12 am

    My favorite is Sun Dial!

  • oonagh rabenwald October 21, 2011, 9:21 am

    i’m loving “cocktail hour”…..they’re so pretty!! would look really nifty as part of a steampunk outfit too……….

    -oonaghfibersmyth on ravelry

  • Rose October 21, 2011, 10:51 am

    I love tea time — so romantic and dainty.

  • Felicity Stryjak October 21, 2011, 11:38 am

    I really like Tea Time, but a really don’t like afterthought thumbs, so I’d have to go with Grandfather Clock as an out-and-out favorite. I just LOVE the color changes!! Thanks for the chance to win. All the patterns are pretty groovy!! 🙂

    FelicityS on Ravelry

  • Zilliah Bailey October 21, 2011, 11:46 am

    I love “Cocktail Hour” – gorgeous!

    zilliah on ravelry

  • Judi A. October 21, 2011, 12:31 pm

    I like “Sun Dial” and “Digital Age” but “Tea Time” has to be my favorite.

    Zowmom on Ravelry

  • olwyn October 21, 2011, 12:42 pm

    Pour a cup of tea for me! Love the lace & bobbles of Tea Time and have never made an afterthought heel so I’m thinking it would be a good learning experience. I hope!

  • Anne October 21, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I think Cocktail Hour is my fave, but Becky has so many nifty designs, it’s hard to pick!

  • Lotsofhermies on Rav October 21, 2011, 2:10 pm

    I love the elegance of Cocktail Hour beautiful.

  • Lauren October 21, 2011, 2:16 pm

    Oh, this would be PERFECT! I need something for my sister’s birthday next month and have not found anything I think she would love.

    -cross fingers-

  • Connie October 21, 2011, 2:52 pm

    I love Tea Time! Great patterns for Christmas Gifts.

  • brenda October 21, 2011, 3:07 pm

    I like Tea Time but there are many pretty ones.
    (goodstuff on Rav)

  • Robin Lemke October 21, 2011, 3:18 pm

    My favorite is definitely Cocktail Hour! I’d love to do that in a bronze and make it look a little steampunk. 🙂 I’ve had her Queen City mitts in my queue forever and am just a little intimidated! And if I ever learn to do a sweater, I want to make Cambridge Cables. Don’t know if I’ll ever get to that place. 😉

  • Amy Lamash October 21, 2011, 3:56 pm

    I like Sun Dial the best. I would probably knit them just a little bit longer up the arm.

  • Emily October 21, 2011, 4:35 pm

    I really like the Sun Dial mitts. Simple and elegant!

  • Knittinggirl13 (rav) October 21, 2011, 5:25 pm

    My fav pattern is Morningtide! Love the colourwork in it.

  • Rachelle October 21, 2011, 5:34 pm

    Tea Time is my favourite

  • Lolly October 22, 2011, 5:13 am

    Tea Time is my favorite. Great book! Thanks.

  • KathyC October 22, 2011, 5:40 am

    It’s hard to pick a favorite but I’ll go with Grandfather clock because of the great use of Mini Mochi.

  • tami October 22, 2011, 6:31 am

    I’m really liking sun dial. Just into cables these days, I guess.
    They’d make a pretty awesome christmas present

  • knittingdancer on Ravelry October 22, 2011, 6:41 am

    I like the patterns Sun Dial.and Morningtide.

  • Mary Ann October 22, 2011, 9:32 am

    I like them all! But Tea Time is a favorite

  • Ilina October 22, 2011, 12:16 pm

    Whoa, these patterns are amazing! I’m with you in hoping this will be tge first of many pattern collections.
    I like a good concept and beautiful project photography, they make interesting patterns even more gorgeous.
    I like Cocktail Hour for its whimsy and Tea Time for its warm and comfy look.

  • ikkinlala October 23, 2011, 9:55 pm

    I love Bewitching Hour – I really appreciate patterned gloves that include the fingers, since they seem (to me) much harder to improvise or adapt than the fingerless versions.

  • Diana H October 24, 2011, 4:54 am

    I liked all of them, but I think my favorite is Bewitching Hour. Or maybe Tea Time. No, it’s definitely Cocktail Hour. Wait. Do I have to pick only one?

  • Carmen October 24, 2011, 2:41 pm

    Lots of great patterns, but I think my fav is Morningtide

  • kat-taz-trophe October 25, 2011, 9:27 am

    Lovely! I would get quite a bit of use out of that book as well!
    I have been knitting hats like crazy for the elementary school Safety Patrol. Going to put them up as an earned incentive. These are 5th & 6th graders, so they are kids & adult sized.
    Was thinking after I get through a round of hats that mittens, gloves & fingerless mitts should come up in queue. They have to take their little fingers out all the time. I have already knit a few mitts, but went back to the hats to finish one round of them first.
    I like several of these patterns for the project, Playtime, Morningtide, Grandfather Clock, Sundial, Digital Age….lots of material here!

  • breezily October 25, 2011, 11:05 am

    Morningtide: nice striped thumb and picot edge!

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