I’m going to The Net Loft tonight for knit night. I’ve been running errands and doing housework all day, catching up after the weekend, and I haven’t picked up the hook, but tonight I’m going to make these little skates from Suzies Stuff. I love how the paperclips are the blades.
I’ve been have a great time lately reading Clara Parke’s new book, The Knitter’s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber. It’s like having a new cookbook. I’m the kind of person who reads cookbooks cover to cover, and I’m getting that same pleasure from Clara’s Book of Wool. I’m still in the introductory chapters reading about wool growing, gathering and processing and Clara’s prose makes it a pleasure to read. If you don’t know anything about how wool gets from sheep to yarn it’s a fabulous introduction, but I’m enjoying it even though I’ve visited farms, festivals and done a fair amount of reading already about wool. I also love the illustrations and photos that bring everything to life. I’m not rushing it, since it’s such an enjoyable read, but I’m looking forward to getting to the patterns too.