Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life (Google eBook)

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MBI Publishing Company, Nov 10, 2010 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
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DIVSometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory. There's a reason a "yarn" might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along - as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter’s art. Raveling or unraveling, knitters such as Lily Chin, Betty Christiansen, Teva Durham, Clara Parkes, Caroline Herzog, and Lela Nargi take us into their confidence, sharing with us the whimsy, the insights, and simple pleasure that the age-old craft of knitting has brought into their lives—and now ours. Each story in this wonderful collection focuses on one of the best parts of the knitting tradition - making a gift for someone special, or receiving a gift, or cherishing a gift that has been handed down through the generations./div
  

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User Review  - Janet - Goodreads

Short stories about knitting. This made my fingers itch to pick up my knitting needles! It was a peaceful listen. Read full review

Review: Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life

User Review  - Mary Baumer - Goodreads

I am not a knitter but after reading the stories I wished I was a knitter. It's an okay book. Some stories are better than others. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
11
LIVING WITH ELANOR
19
PARIS CHARM BLANKET
29
VIRGINIA
51
CHESTNUTS
59
THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
69
A KNITTERS DIARY
79
LEARNING TO LIVE IN THE SLOW PROCESS
89
FLYING STAG
133
THE ORGANIC PROCESS OF KNITTING THEWORLD
141
MILLION DOLLAR KNITTER
151
SILENT COMMUNION
165
KNITTING FOR A LIVING
171
MARIANS LEGACY
183
BLACK IS THE COLOR
195
BOOK RESOURCES
209

LITTLE GUERNSEY
103
WOOL WOAD WELLFLEET
121
NOTES ON THE CONTRIBUTORS
218
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About the author (2010)

Lela Nargi is a knitter, author, former journalist, and recent transplant from New York City to rural Vermont. Her book Knitting Lessons: Tales from the Knitting Path, published by Tarcher/Penguin in 2003, documented her adventures in learning to knit, and also featured dozens of interviews with knitters around the country, as a means to understanding what it is about the practice of knitting that draws people in and keeps them returning—sometimes obsessively—to their yarn. Lela’s recent essay about knitting, “Knitting Is Work and the Widows of Sant’Arsenio” is included in Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales, published by Voyageur Press in 2005.

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