Because I spent a good chunk of my knitting time last night goofing off on the internet, there’s not much knitting progress to show today. So I thought I’d do a book review.
I recently got a copy of A Fine Fleece by Lisa Lloyd. I’ve been looking forward to this book (it was just published earlier this month) and I was not disappointed.
The book has 26 patterns, all designed to be used with handspun yarn. There is a lot of information on different wool types and spinning to help you create the yarn to knit the designs in this book. And each pattern is shown knit both in handspun and a commercially available yarn.
I’ll be honest — I’ve skipped over the spinning information to go straight to the patterns. A couple of years ago I was introduced to Lisa Lloyd designs when my buddy L-B gave me her Halcyon Aran pattern (and yarn to knit it) for Christmas.
There are a bunch of designs in this book that I love. The Halcyon Aran is here, as well as the Flyingdales Cardigan, which I’ll be making some day, and a few others. There are sweaters (suitable for men and women), socks, a hat, and scarves. This one is on my must make list (I’ll be using commercially spun yarn):
So is this:
As far as I’m concerned, this book is a keeper.
So, as I said, paltry progress on Lismore. But the next time you see it, it will be done.
Meanwhile, Lucy is exhausted from rehearsing her role as the Killer Rabbit.
She is such an artiste. She will settle for nothing less than perfection from herself.