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Slow Knitting by Hannah Thiessen, photography by Katie Meek, pub. Abrams, 2017.
This hardcover book is beautifully put together, from the embossed title to the sidebars and schematics.
The impetus of the book is to encourage knitters (and everyone!) to "source carefully, produce thoughtfully, think environmentally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly". Each chapter outlines the author's thoughts and research on this topic, then profiles a couple yarns that exemplify that particular value.
After each yarn profile is a pattern using the yarn and highlighting its qualities (and often, the value named in the chapter title). There follows a section called "Yarn for Thought" which gives brief overviews of several other yarns which could easily have been included in that chapter. "Next steps" sidebars nudge us to act on the values outlined and even go beyond, examining seasonality and embracing innovation.
I recommend this book for anyone who has never thought about where their yarn comes from as well as those curious about the slow knitting movement. If you like even two of the patterns in the book, a purchase would be worthwhile.
And now the giveaway: Leave a comment about one of the five Slow Knitting values (source carefully, produce thoughtfully, think environmentally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly) and what it means to you. How have you enacted this value in the past, or have you never thought of it before? Do you practice it with regard to something else in your life (like food or transportation) but are just now applying it to knitting? Do you have a friend who embodies it admirably? What's one step you could take toward it?
I'll choose one comment at random on October 26. Be sure to leave a method of contact (email address or Ravelry handle). Provide me with a U.S. address, and I'll mail a copy of the book to you.
Disclosure: The publisher sent Kangath a review copy of this book. Kangath was not otherwise compensated for the preceding review. All opinions expressed in Kangath's reviews are her own.
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