Christmas brought me lots of wonderful knitting books, as my husband found his way to my Amazon wishlist and stress-free Xmas shopping. He thought that Santa was very clever to fill my stocking with books about stocking knitting. So did I!
One of my favourite books was Ann Feitelson's Art of Fair Isle Knitting.
This sits along with Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting as a favourite in my library.
But I also have two new (to me) Japanese books of Fair Isle knitting which I think are really beautiful.
Have you seen these?
They are both full of beautiful, contemporary interpretations of Fair Isle knitting. I love the colouring of this vest from the book above.
I've been working on a hat for my soon-to-be-50-husband, based on the pattern from the first book's cover. I'm just making up sizes and colours as I go. It won't have any patterning on the top since he wants to fit it under his bicycle helmet. I suggested a head band, but he thinks they're naff.
His head is giant. Beware young women, when choosing a husband, look at the size of his head and remember that you have to give birth to his children! (or not).
Fits me fine. Hee, hee!