P167 ORACLE 167 Tue22 Nov ITV 2001:11  THE HOME SERVICE  2/2       Start children on the right track with Knitterbugs Knitterbags! For about £3 they get a lovely little duffle bag, 6 balls of yarn, needles, instructions, and a badge - and there are more badges and certificates for those who progress with their knitting. A super idea and present, available from most woolshops. I hope children will also enjoy my own "Playschool Patterns" book, based on the popular tv prograllf, and with patterns for everyone to make. It's a bright, colourful picture book in its own right, too! £5.95 from bookshops. Next week: another pattern offer - a gorgeous mohair fashion jumper.  by JOY GAMMON more >
P167 ORACLE 167 Tue22 Nov ITV 2000:10  THE HOME SERVICE  1/2       This week, three ideas for Christmas presents: books for the fashion- conscious experienced knitter, a book for the whole family, and a kit for a youngster. Firstly, some gorgeous books from Patricia Roberts: a range of beautiful fashion books of exciting and unusual clothes, superbly photographed - real coffee-table stuff. The patterns are not for the faint-hearted, but the garments are superb. Available from Patricia Roberts' own shops, and most other bookshops, priced between £8-£9.  by JOY GAMMON more >