A few stolen hours - a quiet morning, because I worked late last night to finish up the shop's weekly newsletter. I finally refilled the bird feeders. I took my personal knitting out of the bag I haven't opened since the end of September. I might even make tea!
you think my life is beautiful and organized, I am also looking out on
my snowy backyard that I didn't get to rake, and the garden I hardly had time
to weed this past summer. Time doesn't improve weeds, and now they have
gone to seed. It will mean so much more weeding to do next spring and
summer. Or maybe I will just get goats and be done with it.
a lovely A2 boxboard envelope was waiting for me at the breezeway door.
Return address: Reading, Berkshire, UK. Finally - good mail!
are many wonderful things about owning a yarn shop - discounted books
is one of them. However, when a book you want is not available from a US
distributor, you order straight from the source - overseas postage be
Knitsonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook is one
of those books a stranded colorwork knitter will want with every fiber
of her being. Felicity Ford demonstrates how to turn everyday details
into stranded colorwork. Her photography is beautiful, her narrative
voice is lively and personable. I want to read it cover to cover and devour it.
winter I want to try her system of moving from points of inspiration,
to a color palate, to a design, to swatching. I won't have quite the
color range she works with, as she uses Jamieson & Smith yarn, and I
will be using my US Shetland wool source - Elemental Affects, but I
hope some careful editing will still yield beautiful swatches of my own.
You can buy her book digitally through Ravelry,
and I urge you to do so. However, if you want the printed book, order
from Felicity. Each book is imprinted with a unique download code so
you may have a digital copy as well.
To see more about Felicity Ford and her beautiful new book (and buy it if you wish), check out her blog: Knitsonik. I also urge you to listen to her soundscapes that capture the world of fiber.