Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom

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MBI Publishing Company, Sep 25, 2005 - House & Home - 224 pages
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DIVKnitting Yarns and Spinning Tales brings to life the unique and universal experiences of knitters from a variety of backgrounds. This exceptional collection combines lighthearted essays with more philosophical pieces from authors and experts such as Meg Swansen, Perri Klass, Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Lela Nargi, Susan Gordon Lydon, Suzyn Jackson, Amy Singer, Greta Cunningham, Laura Billings, Kay Dorn, Betty Christiansen, and Jennifer Hansen, who put down their needles long enough to share their thoughts and musings about the popular pastime.

In these entertaining yarns, the authors provide insight into the warmth and enjoyment of knitting and crocheting. Join one writer as she shares a poignant Sunday afternoon in March shearing sheep with her father; travel to Sant ’Arsenio, Italy, where women gather on their door steps to knit, crochet, embroider, and chat; laugh at one woman’s memories of learning to knit in an uncomfortable classroom chair beside a World War II vet named Max; and smile at the essays that delve into the psyche of the knitter.

If you live to knit, enjoy the companionship of other knitters, or appreciate the intricate handiwork of a handmade sweater, Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales is a must-read!/div
 

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This book could have been called KnitLit Four-ever without ever changing in message or content. A compilation of knitting (and crocheting) stories is hardly original anymore. One of the editors of the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
8
ALL IN THE FAMILY
12
BABY NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF
38
WORLDLY KNITS
86
TO BE A KNITTER
116
THE ZEN OF KNITTING
152
GETTING HOOKED ON CROCHET KNITTINGS SECONDCOUSIN
192
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