A new year and a new long book! One of the first books I reviewed when I started my blog was Clara Parkes’ Book of Yarn. I read and reviewed it over a number of blog posts as it was full of information and text. It was a perfect book to cover for my “away from home in Florida” time of year. So here we go with Chapter 1 of The Knitter’s Book of Wool.
What better way to begin a book about wool than with a photo of a flock of sheep!
The first chapter begins with the fibers and their make-up. Did you know that wool is a resilient fiber than can be stretched to 30 percent of it’s length and return to it’s original size? I sure didn’t.
This book (besides being full of insightful info) has wonderful called-out sidebars with extra tidbits.
As you can see by this spread, there is lots of text to read. This will be a slow blogging book for me!
What did I learn from Chapter 1? Wool from different animals is wildly different and result in very different types of the end product – yarn.
More to come…