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Woodworking: Complete Woodworking Guide for Beginner’s With Step by Step Instructions: Volume 1

WOODWORKING Complete Woodworking Guide for Beginner's With Step-by-Step Instructions I found my way into fine woodworking shortly after graduating college, in 2003. I took a 2 week introduction to the fundamentals of fine woodworking at Boston's North Bennet Street School. From there, I spent 3 years working at woodworking specialty retail stores, went to North Bennet full time for 2 more years, and set up shop as a custom furniture maker, which lasted for just over 7 years. Woodworking, on many levels, is an ongoing process of reduction and refinement: Big trees into big boards, into smaller boards, into smaller pieces. Grinding cutting tools, and then honing, and polishing the edges. Rough shaping, scraping and filing of wood, followed by coarse sanding, and on into finer grits. And, the progression of learning the rough basics, and the ongoing refining what you know, and what you can do. The purpose of this book is to provide a coarse introduction to getting into the hobby. I assume that you'll seek out other sources of information as the need arises. Woodworking as a craft spans thousands of years, and I couldn't hope to cover all that ground. Books have been published on the topic for centuries. Taunton Press started printing Fine Wood Working 40 years ago, and many other magazines have since come and gone, or showed up and stayed. And the internet, bless its tainted soul, has been ranting and raving at an exponential rate about just about anything for over 20 years. Information overload is a real risk, especially on the internet, and I can't stress enough that it's something to be careful of. But in the end, any real learning that occurs will happen at the bench, as you feel for yourself how your tools are working. You'll understand more as you see how the project comes together. You'll get better at visualizing objects, and processes, in three dimensions, as you make the things with your own hands. The printed word can only convey so much, and it doesn't ho

How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns

When you're short on time and yarn, crochet granny square patterns are just the way to go! With this eBook you'll learn how to crochet granny squares that are as unique as they are easy. Featuring a range of pattern styles and crochet stitches, you'll be able to create quick and easy granny squares in no time. This eBook will help you with:

oStep-by-step tutorials

oDetailed materials lists

oClear, large photos

oEasy-to-understand instructions

Easy Knitted Bears: Knitting patterns for bears and outfits

Learn to knit your own gorgeous bears with these easy-to-follow knitting patterns from bestselling knitting writer Fiona Goble. The patterns are suitable for almost everyone, whether adventurous beginner or expert. You can create a single-colour bear, a two-tone bear, a striped bear and even a panda - all from one basic pattern. There are also instructions to create a host of clothes, including bride & groom outfits, a graduation outfit, a Santa costume, a ballet outfit, and a sports outfit. If you're after a cute dress, nightshirt, coat, hat, sweater or dungarees - you'll find patterns for these, too. The designs can be personalized and you can 'mix and match' items to create the perfect gift, not just for new babies and children, but for all bear lovers and almost any occasion! The teddy bears and outfits are all knitted using light worsted/double knitting/8-ply yarn and size US3 (3.25mm) straight knitting needles. The bears are about 7in/18cm tall. The patterns include both US and UK knitting terms.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

WHEN DID YOU LEARN TO KNIT?

More years' ago than I now care to remember! My Mum's twin sister Sheelagh taught me when I was about seven years old, just before she emigrated from the UK to Canada.

HOW DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?

Partly from the toys and dolls I loved when I was little, but I'm also as addicted to online browsing all the beautiful creative websites out there as anyone else.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT KNITTING?

With toys and dolls, which are my knitting of choice, it's about seeing the little creatures develop their own personality when you sew them together and embroider the features. I'm always amazed that you can create something so cute from just some oddments of yarn and a pair of needles. There's a bit of effort needed too... but really, not that much.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE TO BEGINNER KNITTERS?

Like any skill, knitting takes a bit of patience. So start with something small. Think baby hats, fingerless mitts or a knitted lavender bag... definitely not a scarf. They're simple but they take too long for beginners. And choose some lovely yarn. If you're putting in all that effort, you'll appreciate it!

WHICH OF YOUR KNITTING BOOKS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

Well it has to be my Knit Your Own Royal Wedding back in 2011 when William and Kate tied the knot. Suddenly I found myself being interviewed by newspapers and magazines across the world... I still find it hard to believe. And frankly, it's going to be hard for me to top that!

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PATTERN YOU EVER DESIGNED?

Apart from some pretty dodgy dolls' clothes when I was about eight, it was a pink and blue striped owl. I still have it perched on a shelf in my little work room upstairs. The first knitting book I designed was called Knitivity which was a knitted nativity.

WHAT NOTIONS CAN'T YOU MANAGE WITHOUT?

I'm actually quite a good improviser but I was quite annoyed recently when I lost one of my favourite very short knitting needles which are ideal for knitting small items. Thankfully my son eventually found it by accident, behind my row of knitting reference books.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE KNITTING STITCHES?

I love simple combinations of stitches like wide ribbing stitch and waffle stitch. They've got enough interest to keep you alert but are still simple enough to keep mistakes and unravelling to a minimum.

WHAT'S THE MOST IRRITATING THING THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE KNITTING?

Well there's the obvious one of knots in a ball of yarn that you don't see till you're mid-row. But I also don't much like super-shaggy yarns because you can't usually see where you've made a mistake and they're impossible to unravel!

12 Knitted Scarf Patterns: Fabulous Free Knitting Patterns for Beginners

When the weather is cold and the breeze is cool, nothing soothes the soul quite like a warm and cozy scarf. Instead of buying a generic accessory from an expensive boutique, stay in and keep warm with these free scarf patterns. Veteran knitters know just how fun and easy it can be to create your own handmade creation and now it's time for you to find out to discover this sentiment, too!

Whether you use soft lace or super chunky yarn, you can't go wrong with these super cool scarf patterns. Try a new stitch or take a chance on a new shape - you'll love the results and will want to show off your piece to all of your friends. Have fun and get knitting!

Knitting in the Round: 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns

Knitting in the Round 10 Knit Sock Patterns and Knitted Slipper Patterns gives you everything that you need to make some of the cutest socks and slippers around. The patterns collected in this awesome, free eBook are sure to delight you and anyone you decide to make them for since these knitting in the round patterns make awesome gifts. They are also perfect patterns for keeping your toes warm. Knit any of these great sock and slipper patterns no matter the season. These are perfect for lounging around the house in, even in the summer.

How To Crochet - A Guide For Newbies (Crafty Creations Book 1)

NEW: Updated in October 2014

I am very pleased to release this newly updated version of my best-selling book. I read all of the customer reviews on my books and appreciate everyone who takes the time to give their feedback; your comments have helped me to see where improvements and clarifications needed to be made, and I am very thankful for your input.

This book shows you how to do all of the basic crochet stitches with detailed instructions and step-by-step illustrations. You will easily progress from complete beginner to being able to crochet any of the projects in this book, and beyond!

This latest edition includes the instructions for four of my best-selling crochet patterns:-



Boot Cuffs

Slouchy Hat

House Slippers

Cloche Hat



in addition to the quick and easy original patterns for a spa-style wash cloth, mesh scarf, Kindle cover, flower head band, and a basic granny square motif which can be used as a basis for many other projects such as afghans, cot covers, cushion covers........the possibilities are endless!

This is the ONLY beginner's book you will need.

Scroll up to the top and click on the link to "Buy Now" to deliver almost instantly to your Kindle or other reading device, and make a start on this wonderful craft TODAY.

12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns

What's the best way to celebrate the arrival of a new bundle of joy? Make crochet baby blankets, of course! There are so many options when it comes to simple crochet baby blanket patterns and you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed and in need of guidance.

New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More

Lion Brand teamed up with us at AllFreeKnitting to create a special eBook that caters to every aspect of your life, from your closet to your living room. No matter if you're knitting for yourself, your family, your home, or for a friend, AllFreeKnitting's latest eBook has ideas to keep you inspired all season long. Inside New Favorites from Lion Brand: 15 Free Knitting Patterns for Scarves, Afghans and More free eBook, you'll discover only the best patterns that Lion Brand has to offer.

Granny Square Crochet for Beginners UK Version

If you've always wanted to try crochet, this beginners guide is for you. Even if you have never picked up a hook and yarn before, the step by step instructions and pictures will have you crocheting Granny Squares in no time. The e-book also contains useful information such as what to do with the loose ends, how to change colours, making your work look the best it can and has links to ways to join the squares. Everything you need to know to is included. This is the UK version which is what you'll typically use in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. If you are in other places of the world, then the US Version is more applicable.

How to Knit an Infinity Scarf + 9 Fashionable Cowl Knitting Patterns

Can't seem to find the perfect scarf for your favorite outfit? Let How to Knit an Infinity Scarf 9 Fashionable Cowl Knitting Patterns help. This free eBook is stuffed with awesome knit cowl patterns and infinity scarves any one of these amazing projects are sure to be the perfect one for you. With detailed instructions, even beginners will find these scarves and cowls easy to make. Don't wait to make these patterns no matter what time of year it is, it's the perfect time to start a new project, especially when it's as fashionable as these infinity scarves and knit cowls.

Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor

Whether you're looking to create your own unique holiday decor this year or you're looking for some clever gift ideas for friends and family, Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor is filled with great projects that are perfect for all your holiday decorating and gift-giving needs!

With amazing projects from several well-loved companies, including Fiskars, Lion Brand Yarn, Leisure Arts, Design Master, American Quilting Society, Martingale Publishing, Swarovski, Red Heart Yarn, Jimmy Beans Wool, Spellbinders, Sizzix, Brother, Xyron, and Oliso, Homemade Christmas Gifts: 14 Gift Ideas & DIY Home Decor is your go-to guide to creating memorable and beautiful holiday decorations and gifts this year.

Bunny Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create little bunnies. They are very easy to make. The bunnies stand by themselves. This e-book contains the English original plus the Italian, French, German and Dutch translations.

Size: you can make them in different sizes, from 6 to 20 inches (15 to 50 cm).

MaterialsFor medium bunny (10" / 25 cm): Chunky, Bulky yarn, brand : Stylecraft Special Chunky, color : Cloud Blue 1019 = 65 ga little bit of Black DK yarn to embroider the mouth (optional)4.00 mm hook (US: G/6, UK: 8)Tapestry needlePolyester fiberfill = 60 g.One pair of 9 mm safety eyesIron wire:12 inches long (30 cm), 18 gauge (1.25 mm thick)These materials are not included.

Sayjai's Amazing Crochet Pattern Collection

This e-book contains 16 patterns written from 2009 to 2013. Included are a piggy hat, a Cheshire cat headband for the kids, flower balls to decorate the house, winter hats, scarfs and many other beautiful patterns. Sayjai is best known for her Amigurumi: the pink lady doll, monster rabbit, plus a little witch, nurse and mermaid. The patterns in this book are mostly easy, but you have to know the basic crochet stitches to read them.

Welcome to Our Home - Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart

Transform your home decor with beautiful knit and crochet patterns from Red Heart Yarn. From stunning and colorful afghans to fun home accessories, the patterns in Welcome to Our Home: Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart are sure to help you transform your home into a cozy and comfortable oasis for you and your family. This free eBook is filled with 15 beautiful afghans, pillows, wreaths, rugs, coasters, and more...and there are plenty of patterns for both knitting and crochet fans alike. Bring colorful accents to your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom with the fun and easy patterns you'll find in this free printable collection from Red Heart Yarn.

Crochet Patterns for Every Season: 17 DIY Accessories + Crochet Clothing Patterns

Whether it's spring or summer, winter or fall, this is the perfect season for crocheting. You'll find a great project in this free eBook, Free Crochet Patterns for Every Season 17 DIY Accessories Crochet Clothing Patterns. Whether you want to make something for the upcoming season or for the season you are in now, you will find this eBook handy and fun. These amazing projects compiled here are sure to keep you crocheting all year round.

16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You’ll Love

Shawls from department store are always super expensive and made with scratchy yarns and fabrics. DIY shawls are the only way to go if you want the perfect piece to fit your budget and personality. Whether you're looking for a lightweight shawl to drape over your shoulders on a sweet and breezy summer night, or you want a cozy shawl that's thick enough to double as a scarf, you'll find what you need in 16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You'll Love.

13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns

Being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there, but it's also one of the most rewarding. Not only are memories being made every day, but the times spent together are priceless. You'll find a fabulous variety of free crochet baby patterns in our latest eBook, 13 Free Baby Crochet Patterns: Crochet Baby Hats, Crochet Booties & More. Nothing makes life more precious than working up a handmade crochet design for your little one.

Making Beaded Jewelry: 11 Free Seed Bead Patterns and Projects

We've collected 11 amazing seed bead jewelry patterns and projects to help you keep your bead hoarding tendencies at bay! From stunning necklaces, to fabulous earrings, and with plenty of gorgeous cuffs and bracelets in between, we've got all the jewelry patterns you need to say "Sayonara!" to that infinite seed bead abyss that is currently swallowing your craft room. So grab your beading thread and needle, and get ready to stitch up a storm with some stellar seed bead jewelry patterns!

Whether you use soft lace or super chunky yarn, you can't go wrong with these super cool scarf patterns. Try a new stitch or take a chance on a new shape - you'll love the results and will want to show off your piece to all of your friends. Have fun and get knitting!

17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More

These paper and fabric flowers may not smell amazing, but they will add a pop of color to your room or paper craft. The great tutorials in 17 Flower Craft Ideas: How to Make Paper Flowers, Easy Fabric Flowers and More will teach you how to make paper flower as well as how to make fabric flowers. These great crafts will give you step-by-step directions for making all sorts of beautiful flowers that will never die on you. Bonus: You'll never have to water these amazing paper and fabric flowers either.

16 Angel Crafts to Make: Homemade Christmas Ornaments & Decorations

When decorating your home, you can't go wrong with a beautiful angel craft. Whether you are decorating for the holidays or creating permanent fixtures for various rooms, this collection of angel craft projects will help you choose a lovely little angel. You;ll find...

Angel Craft Patterns

Wire Angel Crafts

Kitchen Angel Crafts

Christmas Angel Crafts

...and much more!

Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn Knitting Pattern F236S Fingerless Gloves (I Want To Knit)

Royal Yarns 202-215-2300 presents Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn Knitting Pattern F236S Fingerless Gloves. This pattern includes design images, sizing, yarn requirements, knitting needles, crochet hooks and other tools necessary to make this garment.

Also included are "Where to Buy" links for supplies and a money saving coupon.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

- This pattern is presented by Royal Yarns with full acknowledgement and copyright approval from the Plymouth Yarn Company, Inc.

- The content of this pattern may already be FREE in whole, or in part, on the manufacturer's website or on social media sites.

- Our digital pattern offers the convenience of giving you full access on Amazon Kindle devices and on wide variety of other mobile devices and ebook readers via the Kindle Reader including iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. You can easily download this pattern and store it in your digital library for future reference and mobile access. Feel free to share this pattern with family and friends.

- If you are dissatisfied with the purchase, you can return the digital pattern for a full refund as detailed in the book store's refund policies.

13 Free Jewelry Patterns From Prima Bead

Do you love stunning jewelry, but don't want to spend a fortune buying brand new accessories? Learn how to make your own dazzling homemade jewelry with this helpful guide. This eBook shows you how to make delightful DIY jewelry crafts with:

o Step-by-step tutorials

o Detailed materials lists

o Clear, large photos

o Easy-to-understand instructions



Check out our tutorials on:

o Creating Cuff Bracelets

o How to Make a Necklace

o Making Cabochon Jewelry

o How to Make Earrings

o And More!



If you want to make beautiful homemade jewelry pieces, this is eBook you need!

Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More

There's no better way to welcome fall than with a beautiful collection of free crochet patterns. Celebrate the new season with Lion Brand's New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More. Each one of these beautiful crochet designs have been hand-picked by the Lion Brand; these must-make patterns for fall range in skill level from beginner to advanced and include a variety of patterns such as crochet scarves, crochet baby booties, crochet shawl patterns, and more.

Little Panda Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a little panda doll.

This panda is inspired by a cooking set to make little Sushi pandas from seaweed and rice. I turned it into a crocheted doll. The book shows you how to crochet a Little Panda yourself. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make the doll.

The panda is 4 inches (10 cm) high (sitting).

Materials:

You can any left over yarn. Recommended materials:

DMC Petra No.3 colors: black = 11 g and white = 15 g

3 mm crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Polyester fiberfill 25 g

Pins





Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids: 20 Crafts, Recipes, Activities, and More!

This summer, Raising Quirk's mission is to keep your kids from ever having to say "I'm bored." So we've rounded up our favorite crafts, recipes, games, and activities from Quirk Books titles and jam-packed them into our funnest, awesomest, and kid-friendliest e-sampler yet. Whether you're taking your family on the road or stuck indoors on a rainy day, we've got you covered.

Projects include:

COOKING:

How to Teach a Kid to Cook

Robot Bites

Banana Split Pops

Little-Bitty Fudge Puppies

CRAFTING:

Bottle-Cap Frames

Starburst Straws

Turtle Magnet

Get Your Kid to Clean Up

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE:

Get Your Kid to Put On Sunscreen

Plan a Scavenger Hunt

Yakima! Choreograph a Fight Scene

Nick and Tesla's Low-Tech (Practically No-Tech) Bottle Rocket and Launcher

RAINY DAY ANTICS:

Get Your Kid to Play Alone

Futaleufu Mattress Rafting

Put on a Comedy Show

Learn a Magic Trick

FUN ON THE GO:

How to Keep a Family Happy During Car Trips

Make Trail Mix and Hit the Trails!

How to Build a Sand Castle

Games to Play in the Car

Children don't come with an owner's manual, so Raising Quirk brings together advice, activities, entertainment, and, most important, other parents who still feel kinda like kids themselves. Our motto: We help cool parents raise cool kids. After all, parenting is a lifelong adventure, and we're all in it together. Consider us your virtual playgroup and join us at Raising Quirk online.

Easy Hat, Scarf and Neck Warmer Crochet Patterns in 4 sizes: Baby to Teen/Adult

Crochet pattern to create a hat, scarf and collar. A basic knowledge of crochet is required to make them.

The hat, scarf and neck warmer are easy and quick to make. You only use single crochet stitches (US) or double crochet stitches (UK). The Hat & Neck Warmer you can make in one to one and a half hour. The Scarf takes about 2 hours.

Onesie Bunny Girls Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

For little party bags you can crochet these little girl dolls. The dolls are 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall.Materials required:3.00 mm hook;DK, Light Worsted yarn;Polyester fiberfill;Tapestry needle;5 mm black beads for eyes : 2 beads for each doll;Needle and black thread for attaching eyes.

Highland Knits - Sassenach Cowl: Knitwear Inspired by the Outlander Series

Inspired by Outlander, the romantic tale of time travel and adventure, Highland Knits: Sassenach Cowl is a rustic, yet sophisticated quick-to-knit project. This simple, enduring design will have you stylishly covered no matter what place, or time, you call home.

Amigurumi Kokeshi Dolls

This little book explains how to crochet little Kokeshi Amigurumi dolls. A basic knowledge of crochet is required.

Amigurumi is a Japanese word, meaning a stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head. Amigurumi is a combination of the Japanese words "ami", meaning crocheted or knitted, and "nuigurumi", meaning stuffed doll.

Kokeshi dolls are traditional wooden dolls from northern Japan. They have an enlarged head.

You can decorate these little dolls with flowers, bows or ribbons. You can make them as a keychain, decoration. They make a nice gift for Christmas.

16 Free Printables: Free Printable Greeting Cards and Other Printable Paper Crafts

Want to DIY but don't have the time to create adorable paper crafts yourself? 16 Free Printables Free Printable Greeting Cards and Other Printable Paper Crafts is the collection you have been waiting for. Get your cardstock and scissors ready because for most of these projects, that is all you'll need. Create beautifully simple greeting cards, colorful recipe cards, cute bookmarks, and DIY paper flowers all at the click of a mouse. Just press print and all these pretty printables will be yours. Decorate your home or say hello to a friend with these visually appealing free printable paper crafts.

Sewing for Baby: 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One

Whether you are expecting or your bundle of joy is already here, there is one thing new moms (and dads) are in need of clothes. Kids seem to go through and grow out of clothes so fast. To keep up with your kid, we've compiled some amazing patterns in this free eBook, Sewing for Baby 11 Small Sewing Projects for Your Little One. These easy sewing projects for babies will help you save money as well, which is something else that new parents always seem to need as well. Even if you are not a parent, the clothes and accessories that are included in this eBook will make for some amazing presents for those people in your life who are.

Free Sewing Patterns for Spring Fashion: 8 DIY Sewing Projects

Spring is in the air. After months of covering yourself up with layers and layers of winter clothes, the weather is finally warming up. Birds are chirping; bees are buzzing; flowers are blooming. It's time to put away that bulky winter jacket and those thermal underpants. With this delightful eBook, you'll find some amazing sewing patterns that are perfect for spring. From lightweight tops to flirty dresses, Free Sewing Patterns for Spring Fashion: 8 DIY Sewing Projects, will help you make the leap from winter to spring and look flawless doing it.

Man Crafts: 10 Free Patterns to Crochet for Men

If you're looking for a unique way to show the man in your life a little love and appreciation, making him something homemade is always a great place to start. If you're worried about finding the right project that he will love, then don't worry; man crafts are more abundant than you might think. There are so many free patterns to crochet for men to choose from including free crochet hat patterns, crocheted afghans, and free scarf patterns. He is sure to love any one of these crocheted man crafts.

Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a pink little girl doll. The doll can be made using any yarn you wish. Choose a hook size that matches the yarn.

Materials which you can use: (not included):

1) 3.00 mm hook

2) 4 ply yarn (cream, pink, dark pink and red)

3) Mohair yarn (light pink for hair)

3) Black embroidery floss

4) Polyester fiberfill

5) Two 4 mm black beads for eyes or other eyes as desired

6) Tapestry needle

8) Sewing needle and thread for attaching eyes

Size: Pink Little Lady is 4.5 inches/ 11.5 cm high (excluding the rabbit ears)

Disclaimers:

- Please note that with the Kindle the pattern cannot be printed. If you use Kindle for PC on a desktop computer this might be inconvenient. Also note that this pattern is available for free on my blog. It's sold in the Kindle store as a convenience for those who like to download it onto their Kindle.

- The finished dolls are not suitable for children 3 years and younger because of loose parts.

Puff Stitch Hat and Cowl Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern to create a hat and cowl. This pattern uses "Puff" stitches. How to make them is explained in the pattern.

The hat is 7 inches high (18 cm) and the circumference is 19 inches (48 cm).

The cowl is 8 inches high (20 cm) and 30 inches circumference (76 cm).

All Or Nothing: The Coxwells: Volume 4

Some people will do anything for true love - even if they have to fake it. Jen Maitland had no use for handsome guys with easy charm - until she met Zach. He's the perfect fake date to end her mother's matchmaking scheme before it starts. Besides, he'd probably just use her and leave her like her ex-fiance did. At least that's what Jen tells herself. The only problem is that Zach isn't as predictable as he appears... Zach Coxwell hates commitment, but loves a challenge. Like the pretty bar waitress who turned him down flat for a date - only to invite him to her family's Thanksgiving dinner. Zach knows he can make Jen smile - and he's betting that he can unravel her mysteries - even if he has to do it over candied yams. A tofu turkey, a sister who threatens to have Zach's love-child, the untimely appearance of a knitted avocado - and Zach's discovery of her real motive - combine to turn Thanksgiving dinner into Jen's worst nightmare. Zach, on the other hand, has the time of his life. And when he makes Jen smile, he finally finds a commitment he's willing to make...but persuading Jen to believe him will take everything he's got.