I Am Gobsmacked. For a Change.
And you can probably guess why. The Gift Fairy paid me another visit!
This time, it was a gift from Caroline F., another faithful visitor to my blog, and knitter of wonderful arans and fair isles.
The book KnitLit!
This book is a little gem. Filled with essays of varying length about knitting and life, its a great read. I took it to Dreamweaver class with me yesterday and read some of it during breaks and lunch. And enjoyed it thoroughly.
Caroline . . . thank you!
Traditional Scottish Knitting — mini-review
For Sabine, who asked so nicely, a mini-review of the little book Lindsey-Brooke gave me yesterday. It’s Traditional Scottish Knitting by Rowan Reid and is subtitled “Sanquhar Pattern Gloves History and Knitting Pattern.” It was published by The Galloway Tryst in Scotland in 1998.
And it’s just what the subtitle says. It’s 20 pages long, the first 11 being a brief history of the Scottish Sanquhar pattern, complete with wonderful old photos. The rest of the book is taken up by the pattern for “The Duke Pattern” — traditional two-color gloves. Upon reading through the pattern, it looks very detailed and easy to follow.
Here, as promised, the update photo:
In this photo, I’m at the point where I’m knitting the text. The pattern gives you the alternative to knit it in Norwegian or English. I’m knitting mine in Norwegian. It comes out pretty clear — Theresa ought to be able to read it (smile).
Here is proof that I’ve got good knitting karma these days: my Opal socks match!