Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart of Our Craft

Knitting the Threads of Time: Casting Back to the Heart of Our Craft

by Nora Murphy
     
 

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In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch.

While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son… See more details below

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In an era of global warming, war, escalating expenses, declining income, and drugs and violence in schools, many mothers feel they have little control over their families or their worlds. Nora Murphy eloquently demonstrates that many women do control one tiny thing: their next stitch.

While tracing the frustrations and joys of knitting a sweater for her son through the course of one cold, dark Minnesota winter, Murphy eloquently brings to life the traditions and cultures of women from many backgrounds, including Hmong, American Indian, Mexican, African, and Irish. Murphy's personal stories - about her struggles to understand esoteric knitting patterns, her help from the shaman of the knit shop, and her challenges sticking with an often vexing project - will appeal to knitters as well as everyone else who has labored to create something from scratch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781577318446
Publisher:
New World Library
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
0 MB

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