Love is the Thread centers on the friendship between Kristine -- an artist, knitter, and wise soul -- and the author. Each woman faces serious challenges as they meet. Leslie is reweaving her life after an abusive relationship, while Kristine is snared in a life-long struggle with bipolar disorder and a battle with breast cancer. When Kristine teaches Leslie to knit, she weaves in lessons about the many faces of reality, the messy grace of all human relationships, and the gift of true self-acceptance. From the discovery of hidden colors in fresh snow to the satisfaction of creating a first knitted garment, Love is the Thread savors life's small glories, ultimate challenges, and all the moments of humor and tenderness in between.