Friday, October 05, 2007

KTC Fall Swap & The Yarn Harlot

The Fall KTC Swap was a children's book swap and my pal, Amy sent me a copy of Shell Silverstein's "The Missing Piece" which will be a great addition to my children's book collection. She also sent some LB Moonlight Mohair and some Sugar n' Cream yarn - both will be put to good use! And, as an extra surprise there was an autographed copy of The Yarn Harlot's "At Knit's End". I love this passage (which I think is okay to share, as a review of the book)
"It is some kind of miracle that all knitting is constructed of only two stitches: knit and purl. Sure, you throw in some yarn overs, and sometimes you knit the stitches out of order, but when it really comes down to it, knitting is simplicity. The most incredible gossamer lace shawl...the trickiest aran...a humble sock...each just made with knit and purl. Know these two stitches; Rule the world."


jopal said...

Have you had a chance to see The Yarn Harlot in person? She is great! I was able to see here in Ma and Ct this year. Worth seeing again!

jackie said...

more nice loot! and it is amazing what can be done with sticks, string and a couple of simple stitches.

Anonymous said...

I would be very happy if you come to swap gift with us!
have a nice day!
Mama from France
Swap gift communauty and friends

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

I love 'at knit's end'. And was lucky enough to see Stephanie on Friday. What a great time.