“Spoiler alert: Secret No. 1 is 'Find a wise woman.' We've found two--Stiefel and Souza.... [The] convivial dialogue is peppered with asides, profiles, a sock-knitting fable, advice and, of course, patterns.... [Stiefel and Souza] invite everyone to enjoy the easygoing conversation, blessedly free of either the perky cheerleading or snooty cliquishness that tends to put off knitters from real-life stitching circles.” Yarn Market News
“Find a wise woman. Discover slow knitting. And learn how a ball of yarn can envelop your soul. This is a book that will make every knitter feel more like a Zen master the next time they drop a stitch.” Linda Cortright, publisher and editor of Wild Fibers magazine
“Vicki and Lisa have condensed years of fiber experience into wise and witty lessons not just for fiber, but for life. If knitting has been there to soften the rough edges of life for you, this book will speak volumes.” Shannon Okey, knitgrrl.com
“I love the way Lisa and Vicki give knitters guidelines without making rules. That's the true mentoring of creativity!” Lorna Miser, author of The Knitter’s Guide to Hand Dyed and Variegated Yarns and founder of Lorna’s Laces Yarns
“Vicki and Lisa give us all permission to relax, have fun and knit great things in the process. Hints and pithy advice pop up in every corner, like a lively conversation. Their well crafted stories make me feel as if I am sitting with them both, knitting and sharing secrets.” Norah Gaughan, design director of Berroco and author of Knitting Nature and Comfort Knitting and Crochet
Writer and knitting enthusiast Stiefel and dyer, spinner, and designer Souza present a guide to enjoying the process of knitting as much as, if not more than, the finished product. Each of the ten secrets has its own chapter containing inspirational interviews, anecdotes, tips, tricks, and patterns. Often touching and funny and consistently educational, Stiefel and Souza will remind knitters of the beauty we create with needles (or a hook) and string.