Out with the Old - In with the New.
More effort needed!

The weather is still a problem here.  We haven't had decent rain since before last Xmas.  So wouldn't you know, it rained on the day my new book, Inspired by Islay, was delivered.  Luckily I saw it out there in the rain and rescued it before there was any damage.  Normally books are put on my doorstep not out in the letter box.  And this one wasn't delivered until late in the afternoon instead of the morning.  The post lady must by sick.

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This is more than just a book of knitting patterns that Kate has compiled, although these are in the book.  They include patterns for both men and women.  It also features  some really well written essays by other writers.  I found the essay "The Language of the Landscape" by Anna Mac Quarrie very interesting.  Both my husband and daughter have decided to learn Gaelic (I am still ploughing on with the Italian.)  They are both very good with languages but are finding this one challenging.    This essay gives an insight into why they are having difficulty.

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The other memorable essay is by Gordon Yates and has some of the best wild life images I have seen in ages.  Oh to be able to capture images like these.  Now this isn't to say that the essays I haven't mentioned are no good.  They are all very good.  It is just that these two impressed me more than the others.

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I have a complete set of all Kate's books and I treasure every one.

Now to the knitting.  No, it is still too hot.

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RachelandDesign

It's always wonderful to find a book with more than one dimension to it. This one sounds a treat even for non-knitters!

Carolyn Foley

She has another book called “Shetland Oo, Wool Textiles, work.” Not a knitting pattern in it but a series of essays about the crafts people of the island and what they produce. Both Kate and her husband Tom are academics who have given away university life . She designs knitting he takes wonderful photos. They bring all that academic rigour and knowledge to their work. Both are in their early 40’s.

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