Saturday, August 22, 2015
Knit the Sky
Knit the Sky: Cultivate Your Creativity with a Playful Way of Knitting by Lea Redmond isn't like any knitting book I've come across before. These are ambitious projects that will take weeks or months at the very least (one will take eighteen years and another even longer than that!) The title project asks you to collect balls of blue and grey yarn and knit a scarf a stripe at a time, matching your colors to that day's sky. You can knit on sharpened pencils, or sewing pins, or on a project that you keep under your bed and only work on in the dark when you can't sleep.... These are definitely geared towards process knitters, because there's not going to be any rushing to the end. But just think of the stories that these projects will have to tell!
The book is filled with color and drawings, but there isn't a single photograph of the projects. And there (almost) aren't any patterns. The chapter for each project will suggest what you should knit and, if needed, direct you to a basic pattern in the appendix.
It looks like a lot of fun and I found a couple of things I'm tempted to cast on.
Disclosure - The publisher provided me with an ARC.