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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Quickly absorbed and not greasy, Sept. 12 2014
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SHARK Mens Fashion Black Big Case Leather Sport Quartz Army Analog Wrist Watch SH083
SHARK Mens Fashion Black Big Case Leather Sport Quartz Army Analog Wrist Watch SH083
2 used & new from CDN$ 50.58

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great watch but not waterproof, Aug. 31 2014
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I ordered this watch and have been wearing it over a week. I like the watch a lot. The face is really cool looking and the band fits nicely on my large wrist. I bought it even though it's not water resistant because the price was reasonable. This watch is first generation from the company and they now have 2nd gen available - no changes other than colours.

The only thing that I don't like is that it's not truly water resistant. I emailed the company who makes it because the listing on Amazon is ambiguous - water resistant, good to 30M (says on back of the watch) but "not suitable for showering, swimming, etc. Huh?? The company reply is pasted below (basically you can wear the watch to wash your hands and that's it):

"A 30M water-resistance rating means that, when its seals were new, it could withstand the pressure of still water at 30 meters.

Swimming introduces higher pressures because of your movement through the water, and soap can affect water resistance.

Your watch is basically humidity-proof and splash-resistant. You can wash your hands while wearing it, but don't run the water right onto it.

Water Resistant is a common mark stamped on the back of wrist watches to indicate how well a watch is sealed against the ingress of water. It is usually accompanied by an indication of the static test pressure that a sample of newly manufactured watches was exposed to in a leakage test. The test pressure can be indicated either directly in units of pressure such as bar (which is neither an SI nor an cgs unit, but is accepted for use[1] and used by the International Organization for Standardization), atmospheres, or (more commonly) as an equivalent water depth in metres (in the United States sometimes also in feet).
An indication of the test pressure in terms of water depth does not mean a water resistant watch was designed for repeated long-term use in such water depths. For example, a watch marked 30 metres water resistant cannot be expected to withstand activity for longer time periods in a swimming pool, let alone continue to function at 30 meters under water. This is because the test is conducted only once using static pressure on a sample of newly manufactured watches. The test for qualifying a diving watch for repeated usage in a given depth includes safety margins to take factors into account like aging of the seals, the properties of water and seawater, rapidly changing water pressure and temperature, as well as dynamic mechanical stresses encountered by a watch. Also every diving watch has to be tested for water resistance or water-tightness and resistance at a water over pressure as it is officially defined.

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Kind Regards,
Shark Sport Watch Group"

Warping the Loom Alone
Warping the Loom Alone

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best Book I've seen on Warping Alone, May 27 2014
This review is from: Warping the Loom Alone (Paperback)
This book is fabulous and a real keeper for the weaving library. The descriptions are not overly long and very succinct. The drawins and diagrams though are what make this book so good. You don't have to read it, just look at the drawings. They are so clear and detailed that you are not left guessing about what goes where or how. Our instructor, a master weaver, introduced us to this book and we agree, it's the best.

Warping Your Loom
Warping Your Loom
by Madelyn Van der Hoogt
Edition: DVD

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Tranformed my Warping and Weaving, May 27 2014
This review is from: Warping Your Loom (DVD)
Regardless of whether you warp back to front or front to back, this DVD will transform your weaving. Madelyn takes you step by step with so many tips and hints on how to create a warp with perfect tension. She does warp front to back and since this DVD I often warp back to front but I still use all of her tips and methods since they transfer no matter which way you go. Seeing it in a DVD is so much easier to grasp than reading how to do it. Often when about to re-warp I'll pop the DVD in and do a refresher. She covers all the aspects of getting that fibre from the spool onto the loom without tears or tangles, lumps or bumps. My first project after this DVD turned out fabulously and was a pleasure to weave (super nice straight edges!). This is a great purchase for the weaver's library, especially if you find warping difficult or stressful.

Poppet (Jack Caffrey)
Poppet (Jack Caffrey)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Prix : CDN$ 11.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Page Turner, May 27 2014
I enjoyed this book and found it a page turner. I got absorbed enough to miss my bus stop (always a sign of a good book). The story of DI Jack Caffery and Flea Marley continues as more details are revealed on the disappearance of model Misty Kitson (from the novel Skin). There are too frequent deaths happening in a psychiatric hospital and Jack gets asked to investigate. The story unfolds with information on gruesome murders and a murderer who is still active and haunting the patients. Mo Hayder builds her story with suspense and tension as we read, hoping that Jack can find the newly released killer patient Isaac before he kills again. This novel is a great read with enough suspense to keep you wondering and turning pages.

Gone (Jack Caffrey)
Gone (Jack Caffrey)
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Prix : CDN$ 9.99

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Reading, May 27 2014
This book is a great read and does provide more info on both DI Jack Caffery and Flea Marley. It is a page turner as you read trying to guess who you think is the car jacker in this police procedural. Mo Hayder keeps you guessing until the end as she twists and turns the story and keeps you wondering. I found it a page turner and I read it quickly as there's always the question if the children are alive or not. I was looking forward to see a progression with Jack and Flea over the death of the actress from the novel Skin and was glad to see that story line continue. Some reviewers say it's not the best work from this author but that's like saying the novel was either fantastic or really, really good. This novel is really really good.

Wolf
Wolf
Offered by HarperCollins Publishers CA
Prix : CDN$ 13.99

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Should be 6 Stars, May 27 2014
This review is from: Wolf (Kindle Edition)
This book is fabulous. Every page is full of tension and I could not put it down. My review is that I stayed up too late, sneak read it between clients at work, took longer breaks than I should have and nearly missed my bus stop on my way to and from work. There's not a dull moment in this DI Jack Caffery novel that starts with a lost dog in need of finding it's owner. Jack agrees to find the owner in exchange for some info he desperately needs. You will not regret this purchase and I agree with the other comment that I read it so fast that now I have to wait for the next one. I also highly recommend two other more recent novels Gone and Poppet. All three of these books were the same bus-stop missing scenario--well worth the read.

The Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns
The Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns
by Carol Strickler
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 31.34
18 used & new from CDN$ 31.34

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Plenty of drafts to keep a weaver busy, Nov. 12 2013
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The only downside to this book is that all the photos are black and white but you can't beat the 765 eight shaft drafts that it contains. Each one is shown with a B&W photo of a woven fabric sample alongside the draft. There is no commentary and all the space is taken up with the photos and the threading and tie-ups.

The book has a brief intro and section on planning and drafts. Then it starts with Chapter 1 - Twills. It has a chapter on shadow weave, overshot, crackle & waffle weave, Bronson lace and so on.

There are plenty of drafts to keep you busy. There's also an index at the back so you can look up which page a specific one is on.

If you have an 8 shaft loom, this book would be a great addition to your library.

Woven to Wear: 17 Thoughtful Designs with Simple Shapes
Woven to Wear: 17 Thoughtful Designs with Simple Shapes
by Marilyn Murphy
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 17.78
31 used & new from CDN$ 16.77

4.0 étoiles sur 5 Updated Patterns for Weaving, Nov. 11 2013
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I got this book because I wanted more inspiration and ideas on how to use the fabric I create on my loom. A previous review mentioned that the patterns are updates of what's been done before. I believe that's true. I took out several garment books from my local guild - they were printed in the 60's and 70's and the patterns were very dated. So this book's patterns are on a similar theme but are much more modern looking.

The book starts off with weaving and sewing equipment, materials and reading drafts. Most of the patterns can also be woven with a rigid heddle loom. Types of yarn and yarn construction are covered (woolen worsted, boucle, loop, etc.)

Patterns - there's about 17 starting boa, a lovely ribbon scarf and a blue Mobius. One of my favourites is a peach and raspberry striped wrap that I can't wait to make. The cover photo is a purple poncho. The sherbet shrug is finely woven with elegant sleeves. There are a couple vests, a sweater, a tabard (nice) and a couple scarves. My second favourite is a blue and gray jacket which would look really nice with slacks or jeans.

Weaving and finishing techniques are covered. There are some designer garment photos. The patterns for them are not included (I didn't really care too much for many of those garments anyway).

I think a beginner weaver (like me) would be satisfied with this book. A more experienced weaver may need more challenge than the patterns provided in this book.

Vogue® Knitting: The Ultimate Hat Book: History * Technique * Design
Vogue® Knitting: The Ultimate Hat Book: History * Technique * Design
by Vogue Knitting Magazine
Edition: Hardcover
Prix : CDN$ 18.77
26 used & new from CDN$ 10.43

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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Many hat styles to choose from, Nov. 11 2013
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I'm very happy with the selection of hats to knit in this book. There's a brief history of knitted hats comparing then and now versions. Next is covered the anatomy of a hat from bands to cuffs to visors and earflaps. There is a two page layout showing 14 drawings of the types of hats. This I found really helpful because they all have proper names, i.e., beret, cloche, bucket, watch cap, etc. Most of the styles are popular today. Techniques of construction are covered and then we get to the patterns. There are 50 of them so there's lots to choose from. Of course there are repeats of the styles. For instance there are many beret hats but they are all different - one of then being the cover photo. I really like the majority of them and plan to make many of them. Some favourites are a gray felted bowler with a red band, The English rose Fair Isle ivy toque is gorgeous made with blues purple and green. There's a really nice gray hood that extends so that it has a scarf - a classy look done in moss stitch. The Diamand cable aviator hat is done in white - it's lovely complete with earflaps (a must for cold Canadian winters). There are many beanie hats that are really lovely. And there's a stunning brioche slouch hat. The stitches used are vines, Fair Isle, cable, etc., etc. There's even a couple hats with applique. I think everyone is bound to find a several hats in this book that they will want to make. Happy knitting.

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