Friday, October 14, 2011

Ireland From My Easy Chair

Earlier this week, reading The Rainey Sisters,  I learned of a new book by Carol Feller.  Contemporary Irish Knits.
Susan Rainey kindly provided the Amazon link and in a flash, my credit card  had purchased me a copy.  Without leaving home, fighting shopping crowds or struggling to find a parking spot, two days later, the book arrived.  I love Internet shopping!!!

This is a lovely, lovely  book.  The photography, done by Carol's husband Joseph,  is stunning.    Each section of the book features a different Irish Woollen Mill: Keery Woollen Mills, Cushendale Woollen Mills, Donegal  Yarns,  Dublin Dye Company and Hedgehog Fibres. 

The patterns within each section have delightful Irish names and each are knit with yarn from the  mill featured in that part of the book.

Killybegs, in the Donegal Yarns section,
mentioned on Susan Rainey's blog post, captured my attention and is definitely a favourite in the book.    But there are lots of great patterns for ladies, men and  children.  Hats, mittens, shawls and sweaters. 

With an eye to practicality, the book has  flaps.  Both front and back flaps to keep my place without hunting down a bookmark.

With pictures and a  built in bookmark, it will double as a pattern book and a good bedtime read. 

Have a great weekend, everyone.


Sel and Poivre said...

Ooooo the post box yielded treats for both of us this week didn't it? Enjoy!

Yarn and Ivories said...

Thanks for the trip armchair trip to Ireland. I'm still reading the odd blog, but very busy here.