Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Natural Knitter

I consider myself a natural knitter. I love the natural yarns, can you tell? I love to talk about them too. Just ask me. We have another new line coming in the fall too.

The knitting book, The Natural Knitter, is a true treasure. Authored by Barbara Albright, who also authored Knitter's Stash, Odd Ball Knitting and others, was passionate about fiber. Sadly, Barbara passed away before she saw this book published. There are many contributors to this book, amongst them, the ever wonderful, delightful and brilliant Darlene Hayes of Hand Jive Knits who produces those gorgeous Nature's Palette™ yarns and Nature's Palette Green Sheep™ Organic yarns. Green Sheep is from a farm in Montana. Darlene, in her 'before dyeing yarn' life, worked as a research molecular biologist and an attorney.

This book explains all about what makes yarn organic and what does that mean. It takes you through most all the natural fibers. It has great patterns and one of them is Darlene's, featured on the front cover. It is the Mod, Mod, Modular Hat, socks and half-gloves.
Check out a copy today. You won't be disappointed.

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