It's been an exciting week for mail, but the highlight was definitely receiving my copy of Fearless Fair Isle Knitting:
Kathi's blog. But in person? whoa.
More than the sum of its parts.
First we have to get out of the way the mandatory visit to the sample I knit. I haven't seen it in such a long time, after living with it for weeks!
This book falls easily into the top ten of the most beautiful knitting books I own. It's so peaceful - nice large size, lots of white space, stunning photography - and there are lots of good reasons to keep going back to it, from the easy Fair Isle tricks I mentioned to the inspiration potential. This is one of those books with a lifestyle element, as in...
The book is full of patterns I want to make, from the vest on the cover, which I would cast on for right now if I had the yarn in the house,
Oh, and these fingerless gloves.
(and you know what? I have lightweight wool in pretty much those exact colours in my stash right now. h'mmmm. maybe this post should be called 'weekend knitting', not 'reading'?)