The Knitter's Gift: An Inspirational Bag of Words, Wisdom, and Craft [NOOK Book]

Overview

Passionate knitters know that knitting is more than just a craft or a hobby. Knitting forms the texture and a background for their lives, binding them to their mothers and grandmothers who shared their great legacies; to friends and family who wear their homemade gifts; and to their fellow knitters. The Knitter's Gift is an inspirational collection just for them.

Beginner and longtime knitters will rejoice as ...

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The Knitter's Gift: An Inspirational Bag of Words, Wisdom, and Craft

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Overview

Passionate knitters know that knitting is more than just a craft or a hobby. Knitting forms the texture and a background for their lives, binding them to their mothers and grandmothers who shared their great legacies; to friends and family who wear their homemade gifts; and to their fellow knitters. The Knitter's Gift is an inspirational collection just for them.

Beginner and longtime knitters will rejoice as they read about:

  • A father who treasures the scarf made by his daughter decades earlier
  • A Ph.D. candidate who finds that knitting reduces her stress, and allows her to knit together her higher education with her craft
  • A mother-in-law who makes peace with her daughter-in-law by creating a luxurious handmade gift

Written and compiled by this best-selling author, The Knitter's Gift is a timeless work that spans the generations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440518904
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Bernadette Murphy is an essayist, fiction writer, book critic and longtime knitter. She also teaches creative writing and her work has appeared in many US newspapers.

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Pull up a chair, drape an afghan over your legs, and enter the world of The Knitter's Gift. It is a realm in which a pair of needles and a single strand of yarn ties the generations together, a place where the wounds of the human condition are salved, a source of warmth on days when our souls shiver, and a moment to remind ourselves of the importance of the small things in life.-from the author's Introduction

Author Bio:Bernadette Murphy, author of the bestselling work Zen and the Art of Knitting, is an essayist, fiction writer, book critic, and a knitter of eighteen years. Her work appears weekly in The Los Angeles Times and has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Newsday, Ms., and Book Magazine. She teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program and lives in Los Angeles, California. Her Web site is www.theknittersgift.com.

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