The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make

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by Gwen W. Steege
     
 

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The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated road map to more than 1,000 must-have experiences guaranteed to get any knitter’s needles clicking faster. Veteran knitter Gwen W. Steege has canvassed the knitting community to create this inspiring compilation, which includes amazing yarns to try; classic techniques to master; ground-breaking

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The Knitter’s Life List is a richly illustrated road map to more than 1,000 must-have experiences guaranteed to get any knitter’s needles clicking faster. Veteran knitter Gwen W. Steege has canvassed the knitting community to create this inspiring compilation, which includes amazing yarns to try; classic techniques to master; ground-breaking designers to know about; most-loved patterns to knit; knitting-related museums, movies, and books to enjoy; and much more. These are the experiences and events no knitter will want to miss.

Novices and masters alike can read about qiviut from the musk ox — and then check it off their list once they’ve made something with that luxury fiber. They'll explore classic sweater designs and visit the yarn-friendliest cities. They’ll discover brave folks who delight in yarn-bombing; master intarsia; and even try spinning, weaving, dyeing, embroidery, and crochet. 

With all of this irresistible content to devour, knitters will keep coming back for more challenges to take on — and check off from The Knitter’s Life List!

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

This book strives to be a comprehensive guide to all things fiber for chicks with sticks, and guys, too. Steege (One-Skein Wonders), a fiberista for more than 50 years who raises her own sheep, gives a tour of how yarn makes it from a sheep's back to the sweater in the closet. Along the way are fascinating and informative side trips through the history of knitting, knitting techniques, and interviews with major knitting designers and teachers. The pictures and illustrations are both beautiful and informative and will inspire many projects. The novice knitter will find everything she needs to know-and more-about the basics, and the experienced knitter will discover new twists to the hobby. The appendix alone is worth the price of the book as it lists every major fiber festival, knitting guru, yarn manufacturer and pattern source mentioned in the book, complete with web addresses and contact information. This is a book the knitter will return to again and again. One can only pity the poor crocheters who must wait for their version.
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Knitter's Review
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
— Clara Parkes
Knitty.com
Are you in a knitting rut or just want to try something new? The Knitter’s Life List could be just the spark to send the knitting part of your brain into overdrive. This book is full of fun and interesting information. I loved to pick it up at the end of my knitting day, when my hands were tired of knitting, but my brain still in knitting mode.
— Jillian Moreno
CraftGossip.com
Take a few of these suggestions every week and before you know it, you’ll have an impressive arsenal under your belt. And that belt will be knitted!
Your Knitting Life
Need knitting inspiration? This compendium of ideas will whet your yarnivorous appetite.
CraftGossip.com - Beth Brown-Reinsel
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
Chicago Tribune - Linda Cortright
Take a few of these suggestions every week and before you know it, you’ll have an impressive arsenal under your belt. And that belt will be knitted!
From the Publisher
“Knitters looking to explore their favorite craft will enjoy Steege’s adventurous approach.”

The Knitter's Life List will entertain and occupy every level of knitter.”

Need knitting inspiration? This compendium of ideas will whet your yarnivorous appetite.

Chicago Tribune
The Knitter's Life List will entertain and occupy every level of knitter.”
Knitter's Review - Clara Parkes
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
Knitty.com - Jillian Moreno
Are you in a knitting rut or just want to try something new? The Knitter’s Life List could be just the spark to send the knitting part of your brain into overdrive. This book is full of fun and interesting information. I loved to pick it up at the end of my knitting day, when my hands were tired of knitting, but my brain still in knitting mode.
Library Journal
Developing expertise in knitting involves more than mastering a toolbox of techniques. Using a "things every knitter should do, experience, or learn" format, craft book editor Steege presents a wealth of information about the art of knitting, including articles about knitting history, profiles of and interviews with well-known knitters, explorations of knitting materials both commonplace and rare, and discussions of technique. The information is shared in quick bites; few of the articles are more than a page long, but they serve as jumping-off points for further exploration. Knitters looking to explore their favorite craft will enjoy Steege's adventurous approach.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603429962
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
10/21/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
864,264
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.81(d)

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What People are saying about this

Beth Brown-Reinsel
The Knitter's Life List reveals a startlingly fresh approach to becoming a well-rounded knitter. Knitting along the depth and breadth within its covers will enrich any knitter's skills and understanding.
Donna Druchunas
What a wonderful book! It makes me want to be a knitting newbie again, just so I can begin exploring the knitting landscape with this book as my travel guide.
Sarah B. Anderson
The Knitter's Life List plumbs the depths of this obsession we call knitting in an irresistible blend of techniques, resources, people and inspiration. Let's hope you can read while you knit because this is a hard book to put down.
Linda Cortright
One more list of things to do? Absolutely! Gwen Steege has created the ultimate magical journey for knitters. Connecting remarkable snippets from knitting history to modern day casts and characters, don't be surprised if all your other lists are suddenly left undone.
Cat Bordhi
Now we have a book that proves something I often say: the horizons of knitting are astonishingly infinite. No matter how long you live, you may never have time to try everything in this alluring compendium of possibilities.

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