I've been working on several different projects the past few days and listening to the audio book, America Knits by Melanie Falick
Written by Melanie Falik, this book highlights fiber artists throughout the United States. Some of the knitters, designers, wool dyers and fiber artists highlighted through brief biographical sketches are Meg Swansen, Nancy Bush, Nicky Epstein and Julie Hoff .
One on the sketches that fascinated me most was that of Sally Fox, the owner of Natural Cotton Colors Inc. It was refreshing to hear, in this wool-centric collection, of a fiber artist who was working without wool and making a fresh contribution to the world of knitting.
I found it fascinating to learn little tid-bits of the lives of so many names I've seen and heard of in the world of knitting and if you've ever wondered how Norah Gaughan got her start or where Pam Allen gets all her ideas etc. then this is definitely the book for you.
On the downside, Christine Marshall is not my favorite narrator (I find her a little stilted at times) and the audio version does not include a visual copy of the designs created by these artists just for this book. Overall, however, this makes a wonderful audio companion for knitting.
I also like to listen to novels while knitting, but I do find that listening to books on knitting, while knitting, is my favorite way to combine the two.
What about you? Do you listen to audio books while you knit? What are your favorites?