Just a quick note as Ann and I settle into our humble dorm digs in Sewanee, Tennessee, for the second annual Knitting Getaway at Shakerag Workshops. I’m so excited to lay eyes on Shakerag’s fearless leader, Claire Reishman, again, hang out with 100+ knitters, teachers, and kindly staff, and just KNIT. I need this, dang it! (Fear not: later this summer we will announce signups for 2020’s Knitting Getaway; if you’re signed up for Snippets, you’ll hear about it.)
There is a wonderful bit of news I’d like to share with lovers of Shetland, and of the Vintage Shetland Project in particular.
Susan Crawford has just announced that her incredible book, The Vintage Shetland Project, is now available as an e-book.
All the details, and a special discounted price that applies until June 15, are here.
This is important news, for one thing because the physical book is so monumental in size and weight, as well as achievement, that it has been hard to come by on our side of the Atlantic, where Susan has so many fans.
We’ve raved about this book. Franklin Habit has raved about it. It is what my grandma Mabel would call Really Something. (You had to work to get a Really Something out of Grandma. Susan Crawford would totally get one.)
So, if you’ve been disappointed thus far in getting your hands on a copy, now’s your chance to dive into The Vintage Shetland Project. You are in for an experience of knitting, and humanity, beyond compare.
Edited to add: Please note that, as pointed out in the comments, the e-book contains patterns and images only. It does not include the marvelous essays that are in the physical book. While we understand that this was done to keep the size of the e-book file down, we’re sad about this as we wish everyone could have easier access to these fascinating pieces about Shetland and knitting history.