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Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter
     

Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter

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by Carol J. Sulcoski
 
Did you know that knitting burns 102 calories per hour? Or that November is national Knit a Sweater month? Or that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand, Australia, and Iceland? These fun facts and many more make up Knitting Ephemera, a treasury of trivia for knitting enthusiasts. Containing 300 entries, this informative collection covers everything

Overview

Did you know that knitting burns 102 calories per hour? Or that November is national Knit a Sweater month? Or that there are more sheep than people in New Zealand, Australia, and Iceland? These fun facts and many more make up Knitting Ephemera, a treasury of trivia for knitting enthusiasts. Containing 300 entries, this informative collection covers everything from knitting’s appearances in history, literature, folklore, and pop culture to little-known facts about wool, sheep, and fiber producers. Helpful tips and techniques are included, as well as tidbits on crochet, spinning, and weaving. With illuminating illustrations throughout, Knitting Ephemera will entertain knitters and needlecrafters everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
03/15/2016
In her latest book, Sulcoski (Lace Yarn Studio) transitions from knitting patterns to knitting trivia, compiling a variety of brief articles and factoids in a knitting-and-yarn-themed miscellany. The topics are diverse, including knitting history, facts about fiber-producing animals, overviews of knitting equipment, and even knitting-themed jokes. The article length ranges from a few short sentences to lengthier essays of approximately a page, making this perfect for readers who want something quick and interesting without having to invest too much time. While knowledgeable knitters may be familiar with some of the information and lore Sulcoski covers here, there's bound to be something new, useful, or just plain fascinating in this collection. VERDICT Knitting aficionados may enjoy this entertaining compilation; its portable size and index give it potential as a reference for answering basic knitting questions, particularly those about tools or history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936096985
Publisher:
Sixth&Spring
Publication date:
02/17/2016
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
85,246
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Carol J. Sulcoski is a former attorney turned knitting author with a taste for random factoids, and a fascination with yarny anecdotes. Her previous books are Lace Yarn Studio and Sock Yarn Studio (both Lark Crafts); and the ebooks Knitting Socks With Handpainted Yarns and Knit So Fine (both Interweave). In addition to writing about knitting and the yarn industry for magazines like Vogue Knitting and Yarn Market News, she teaches at national shows and local yarn shops, sells unique hand-dyed yarns as Black Bunny Fibers, and has many published pattern designs. She lives outside Philadelphia with her family.

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Knitting Ephemera: A Compendium of Articles, Useful and Otherwise, for the Edification and Amusement of the Handknitter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
tbeagler More than 1 year ago
Fun read, lots of good imformation.