- Buy the book instead ! Review by NULL NULL
This is why I am not happy with this DVD: 1- COST. I paid $20 plus, tax, plus $7.50 shipping. So I ended up paying $30, for a video I could have downloaded for $8 on sale!!! When I purchased it the download option was not available. Now, $7,50 shipping for one DVD??!!, Seriously??? This took almost 2 weeks to arrive so I can assure you it was not shipped express or anything... At the max, they probably spend $3-4 on shipping so they are making money out off the shipping charge for sure. At least $3.50. 2- CONTENTS: I really want to start knitting bottom down instead of bottom up, so I bought this DVD instead of the book thinking it would be a more visual way to learn how to adapt regular patterns to knit them that way. That was a mistake. I found myself constantly wanted to see graphics, and better explanations of what I was watching. For instance, the math process involved in calculation the number of stitches, etc. It was hard to understand what was she doing without having a print-out of the pattern she was talking about. I wish she had concentrated in giving a more detail explanation of the pattern she was working on, instead of wasting time, saying and partially explaining basic techniques that should be considered already known. In other words, she mentions a lot of things but does not explain anything in depth. Like other people on Amazon mentioned, some of the camera shots are too far away to be able to see what she is doing. I found the DVD to be slow and boring. There are a lot of awkward silent moments in it. 3-PROMISED PATTERNS: She constantly talks about how you get the patterns when you purchase the DVD, but it doesn't explain how to get them. Do we have to log in Interweave web-site to get it? Is it hidden in the DVD? I am going to try to put the DVD in the computer and see if the patterns are in there somewhere. Overall this was not a good investment. I am going to buy the book instead. I wish I could return this. I think I am going to call customer service and ask.
(Posted on 1/24/11)