Yesterday was a big book day–I had ordered Loop-D-Loop, Alterknits : Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises, and Knitting for Anarchists some time ago–Knitting for Anarchists has been delayed but the other two finally arrived yesterday. The two books are cool, beautifully presented, but between the two of them, there’s only one project I think I’ll make (That’s still saying a lot, I rarely knit from books.)–coincidentally, the one that Emmie has also decided to make when she gets the book. (Of course, I plan to make the child’s version for Selma.)
So, along with my Amazon order, was another package: a book from Potter Craft–Morehouse Farm Merino Knits : More than 40 Farm-Fresh Designs It’s a beautiful coffee-table style book, with patterns designed to feature the amazing yarns from this farm in Upstate New York (not too far from where I grew up–I’ll have to visit it next time I’m in the area!)
My favorite pattern in the book by far is the Rabbit Proof Shawl–an unusual drop-stitch piece created when the author was watching the movie Rabbit Proof Fence. The book has no knitting instructions, it’s obviously not designed for beginners. What really sets it apart are the articles about wool, sheep, shearing, spinning, wool care, and more–and the amazing photography of the farm and the sheep.