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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Mailbox Monday 9/7/2009

What came in your mailbox this week.

Check out this fun meme at The Printed Page, hosted by Marcia.

This week I got:

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting.

It is an older publication book that was finally released for reprint. I pre-ordered in February. I couldn't be more thrilled. I will post a review in a few days. Right now I am caught up in the history of the Fair Islands/ Shetland Island and how the Fair Isle type of knitting came to be. I find it fascinating. This is my third Alice Starmore book and I am not disappointed in the least.

Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Happy Monday to you as well! :)

Serena said...

Happy reading...fun book!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I'm very intrigued by this. I really am looking forward to your review!

Happy Labor Day!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, can you do that kind of knitting! I think it is just gorgeous. Glad you're enjoying it.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Gosh I wish I could knit like that! That is beautiful! I received my win from your blog. Thanks again for hosting a great giveaway! Here is my Mailbox Monday post.


Alyce said...

It looks like a fun knitting book! I crochet a little bit, but have always been intimidated by knitting for some reason. :)

Unknown said...

Reading non-fiction usually puts me to sleep. Your enthusiasm may have me checking out something by Alice Starmore. I don't knit, but I love learning about cultural things.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Wow! I can't wait for your thoughts about this book! Sounds really interesting.

Anna said...

I'm surprised it was re-released. There used to be bidding wars for that book on eBay. Glad you got your hands on it! My mailbox post is here.

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Nina said...

The book looks great! Have fun reading it!

Kelly said...

Fair Isle knitting is so gorgeous. I'm not a knitter, and I admire and sort of envy those with that talent!

I hope you have pictures of your own knitted goodies to share soon!