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

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

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Knitting 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,

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Knitting 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!

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Bahrain Women’s Magazine, Fall 2005 (circ. unavailable)

“If you are a knitter or a crafty person, you’ll love this book. Much like a dropped stitch, you’re going to want to pick it up.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896587250
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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From the Publisher
Bahrain Women’s Magazine, Fall 2005 (circ. unavailable)“If you are a knitter or a crafty person, you’ll love this book. Much like a dropped stitch, you’re going to want to pick it up.” 

Meet the Author

Edited by Kari Cornell

Editor Kari Cornell has been knitting and collecting vintage patterns for years. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and a beagle.

Jennifer Simonson is a photographer in Minneapolis, MN. Her photographs have appeared in Sew Retro, published by Voyageur Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KnittingGramma More than 1 year ago
Read the first short story and fell in love with the book. I felt I was there in that moment and that it was me and my mother 60 years ago. Love reading it on my Nook...