This is not a sponsored post. I have not received any compensation or consideration in exchange for this review. I purchased this book with my own money. These opinions are my own.
Debbie is not an ordinary sock knitter. She’s also an accomplished spinner, avid walker and sheep enthusiast. Thankfully for us, Debbie combined her hobbies and took herself on a walking-spinning-sock knitting (and camping) tour of Scotland on a pilgrimage to find sheep breeds native to Scotland, collect their shedded fleece, spin that fleece into yarn, then design and knit socks with this yarn as she walks and spins her way from one beautiful part of Scotland to the next.
The story of her adventure is so beautifully written, it borders on poetic. It almost makes me want to go camping - and that’s saying a lot.
Her descriptions of the scenery, the people, the weather, and everything and everyone she encountered are so vivid that it really does feel like the reader is there with her on her adventure.
In addition to a beautiful story, this is a great coffee table book. Debbie illustrates her journey with hand drawn maps and beautiful photography. The book also includes the patterns for the socks that were inspired by her quest. If you love sock knitting, wool, sheep, spinning, beautiful photography, and a story that features all of the aforementioned, then I highly recommend this book.
A big thank you to Cindy in the #SockStar Facebook group for mentioning this book in a post. As soon as I saw it, I had to read it. I ordered my copy here and it arrived in 2 days. If you are outside of Canada you can find In The Footsteps Of Sheep here, or here.
Have you read this book? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts.