Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Books at The Fiber Side!

Hello all -
Just got back from Fiber Frolic in Maine, where, despite the rain, Kathy and I had a lot of fun.  We met all kinds of interesting people.  Gorgeous handknits and handwovens were strutting around (a little damp) and spirits were high.  Came home with a skein of  creamy Finn yarn, craving a Finn kid.

During the slow periods, I worked on the Shetland Shawl.  Only 8" of garter to stitch to go!  Meanwhile, these have come in:
 Alice Starmore: Fishermen's Sweaters; 1993, hardcover with jacket, very good condition, $12

Alice the Queen of Fair Isle!  This isn't one of the truly rare books, but a hardcover copy in this condition is getting harder to purchase all the time.  Beautiful patterns by Starmore, who created designs for many different regions, including Ireland, The New World and her own hometown in the Hebrides.

Debbie Bliss: Knitting Workbook; 2001; hardcover; like new; $15 
Everything you need to know about knitting, laid out in a clear, beautiful format.  Instructions and diagrams are helpful rather than befuddling. Plus the usual gorgeous but simple patterns we all love.

Elsebeth Lavold: Designer's Choice: Second Viking Knits Collection; 2006    SOLD .   One of my favorite designers, because she speaks to my Celtic soul. Magical & wearable patterns for intermediate-advanced knitters.  Beautiful photography throughout.

 Elizabeth Zimmerman: Knitting Without Tears; reissue, softcover; like new $12
 La Zimmerman!  A reissue of one of her highly sought-after books.  Appears unread.  A classic that should be in every knitters' collection.

ABC Book of Crocheted Edges & Corners No. 1; undated, vintage; pamphlet; good; $8
I just love vintage patters, don't you?  And these are elegant indeed.

Elizabeth W. Barber: The Mummies of Urumchi; 1999, hardcover with jacket; very good; $20
A non-fiction mystery  for those of us who love mummies and the things that are buried with them - especially the yarn-y or fabric-y things. Illustrations in colour and black & white.

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