Beyond Stitch And Bitch: Reflections On Knitting And Life

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Atria Books/Beyond Words, Sep 10, 2003 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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With every knit, the author tells a story; with every purl, readers weave a little of themselves into the tale. Beyond Stitch & Bitch explores through essays the emotional and spiritual aspects of knitting.

Although the book is targeted to knitters, any craft person will appreciate the passion and affection that these essays communicate. Readers laugh at the author's inability to reduce her yarn stash in "The One Who Dies with the Most Yarn Wins." Every hobbyist will recognize herself or himself in "A Knitter's Life," as the author confronts her mortality while knitting hats for her young nephew.

Afi-Odelia Scruggs, a knitter for over forty years, has written a book that is engaging, appealing reading for anyone who has fallen in love with a craft.

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Beyond Stitch and Bitch: Reflections on Knitting and Life

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Scruggs's book on the deeper aspects of knitting and purling will strike a chord with crafters who find their trade to be a meditative process. For master knitter and former Cleveland Plain Dealer ... Read full review

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A beautiful collections of essays with a few knitting patterns worked into it. Read full review


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About the author (2003)

Afi-Odelia Scruggs has been knitting for over forty years. Over the years, Scruggs has knitted sweaters, shawls, even skirts. She also quilts and studies tie-dye with a master artist from Nigeria.

Scruggs has been a full-time journalist since 1987, when she began working for semi-weekly papers in the Washington D.C. area. She has worked at papers in Jackson, Miss., Cincinnati, Dayton, and Cleveland, Ohio, where she was a metro columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1996 to 2000. Presently, Scruggs is a visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH.

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