Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing

Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing

by Lee Gant

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In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting. As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories. The stories Lee shares about herself and fellow knitters from around the world illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew. A suicidal teenager crochets through pregnancy. A dying woman finds comfort in the company of knitters. A woman finds the courage to face her estranged parents. A woman going blind realizes she can still knit — and experience life. And Lee’s life, riddled with more than just anxiety, has at last become stable and productive. This book includes stories of women, men, and teens who have experienced profound change and enlightenment through knitting and crochet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632280299
Publisher: Viva Editions
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 1,142,888
File size: 893 KB

About the Author

A renowned designer and sought-after teacher, Lee Gant is a household name among knitting enthusiasts. Holding the rank of 'master knitter,' Lee enjoys working with adults and children, as young as age eight, teaching self-empowerment through knitting. Some of Lee's designs can be found in 60 Quick Baby Knits, in Knit Picks and Patternfish online, and at Strings and Things in Kauai. Lee's knitting has won many first place and best-in-show awards at county fairs in northern California. Her new pattern collection for children's knitwear will publish in the spring of 2016. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction: Sunshine Is a Color ix

Part I Changing 1

Chapter 1 Palette of Comfort 2

Chapter 2 The Pearl and the Bear 8

Chapter 3 Healing Sticks 14

Part II Overcoming 23

Chapter 4 Circles 24

Chapter 5 Ewe and Me 32

Chapter 6 Pencils in Motion 39

Part III Grieving 47

Chapter 7 Tuck in the Ends 48

Chapter 8 Moving On 54

Chapter 9 The Girl Who Cuts 62

Part IV Mending 73

Chapter 10 Lost but Not Forgotten 74

Chapter 11 A Way Out 83

Chapter 12 A Million Miles Away 90

Chapter 13 Street Teens 100

Part V Giving 109

Chapter 14 Keep On Casting On 110

Chapter 15 Diane's Story 114

Chapter 16 Keep Fighting 121

Part VI Discovering 129

Chapter 17 The Suitcase 130

Chapter 18 Vision of Change 133

Chapter 19 Shed Full of Treasure 138

Part VII Living 145

Chapter 20 Wicker and Lace 146

Chapter 21 Community 152

Chapter 22 Every Day 157

Part VIII Sharing 161

Chapter 23 Crafty Ladies 162

Chapter 24 Home at Last 170

Chapter 25 Boot Camp 182

Part IX Ending 187

Chapter 26 Cherry Street 188

Chapter 27 The Gift 195

Chapter 28 Full Circle 202

Chapter 29 We Are All Stars 210

Afterword 215

We Are All Stars! Hat Pattern 217

About the Author 223

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