Hap for Harriet Progress
I have been working on Kate Davies’ Hap for Harriet – as it’s all knit stitch, I thought it would be easy, but it has taken me a while to find my rhythm. I am into the central section now and it has just now become easier (in fact I could almost call it drinking knitting!).
The yarn I am using is a misti alpaca lace weight (beautiful, but it is like knitting with dental floss).
Colours of Shetland – Kate Davies
This is a beautiful book – the paper is lovely and the photography spectacular.
It is divided into five sections – with an essay and two designs per section – plus there is a technique section at the end.
I found the essays interesting – Kate’s writing is very evocative there is a strong sense of place.
These are the designs I’m coveting …
This is my absolute favourite …
Kate says this is probably the most difficult design in the book, but could be attempted by a confident beginner. As much as I love it, I think it is beyond me at this stage.
and finally …
This one is all about the colours.
This is a lovely book and I think most knitters would love it – even ones like me who just admire the pictures!
There is a code so you can download the e book (when it is available).
My Colours of Shetland arrived earlier this week – it was super fast delivery.
I’ve been reading Kate’s blog for a while and I am always amazed at what a prolific knitter she is! I’m not sure if I am just an incredibly slow knitter or terribly inefficient, but I can’t produce even a quarter of what Kate does.
I’m very keen to attempt some colour knitting next year and I shall read this book with interest – although they might all be beyond me!
On another note school holidays have started and things will probably slow down here a bit. Miss A is still feeling poorly – it’s been two weeks – but the GP assures me it’s just a virus.