Awhile back, I was contacted by Black Dog Publishing about the book In the Loop. So, they sent me a review copy and I have finally taken a look at it. And let me tell you, it's an interesting one for sure!
As stated in the press release, "Through case studies, essays and photographs, In The Loop documents the work of artists using knitting in their work, public responses to knitting over the years, the rise of contemporary knitting groups such the internationally renowned ‘Stitch and Bitch’ and the burgeoning popularity for ’Knit Lit’ and do-it-yourself, environmentally friendly crafts."
This book is not your typical knitting book you would think of with patterns and instructions on techniques. It really is a book about knitting as a form of art. One of my faves in the book was Alter Egos by Mark Newport.
I mean, you have to admit, these are pretty cool.
So, if you are looking for a book that takes a different look at knitting, then I would recommend this book. Some of the photos inside this book are pretty incredible. The use of knitting in all different kind of environments was super interesting to me. I definitely think I would flip through this book when needing a little knitting inspiration. :)
Want a copy for yourself? Well, Black Dog Publishing is offering the book to my readers for a 40% discount (the book has a retail price of $39.95). Just email Jess at jessATblackdogonlineDOTcom with "Knitting Like Crazy Offer" in the subject line, and she will get you hooked up with your copy.
Read any good knitting books lately?
Note: I was given this book as a review copy and approached by Black Dog Publishing to offer this discount to my blog readers. For more information, please see my disclosure policy here.