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The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery

The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery

by Linda Skolnik, Janice MacDaniels
The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery

The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery

by Linda Skolnik, Janice MacDaniels


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Knitting is the miracle of creating new dimensions from a strand of yarn.
Let it bring that miraculous transformation to your spiritual life too.

This book is about seeing and listening. It’s about becoming aware that through knitting you can hear and give attention to what’s in your heart and soul—that knitting can be a place of rest and thought and a place for the Divine. It’s about connection—to yourself, to the world, to others and to the Holy.
—from the Preface

What can you learn about yourself through your knitting? What deeper symbolism lies behind the loops and patterns that you create? How can this simple activity help you make your way down a spiritual path? Delve into these questions and more in this imaginative book that will become your spiritual friend, your teacher and your sanctuary. Follow the knitting journeys of the authors and other knitters to discover how they have used their knitting to explore and strengthen their spiritual selves, and how you can do the same. In this joyful and engaging look at a time-honored craft you are invited to:

  • Find time and space that was previously hidden in plain sight
  • Try creative, thought-provoking original knitting patterns
  • Recognize and deepen spiritual connections through knitting
  • Meet other knitters on the journey to spiritual and self- discovery
  • Explore new ways to expand and savor your knitting community
  • Recognize your own power to pass along the knitting wisdom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594734274
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Linda Skolnik created one of the most popular knitting resources in the world—Patternworks, a high-end knitting mail order company whose catalog has become a knitting bible for the world's most passionate knitters.She is co-author of The Knitting Way: A Guide to Spiritual Self-Discovery (SkyLight Paths).

Also a serious knitting enthusiast, Janice MacDaniels, who was the store manager at Patternworks, excels at encouraging knitting freedom and creativity and has led women's study groups in churches and at spiritual retreats.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding the Knitting Way

1 Knitting into Awareness: Escape versus Care for the Soul
2 Science, Mystery, and Knitting: A New Way of Looking at Things
3 Sacred Space: Your Knitting as an Opening and a Sanctuary
4 Once Upon a Time: The Stories of Our Projects
5 The Bearable Lightness of Knitting: Learning to Let Go of Perfection
6 Making a Daily Practice: Cultivating the Time for Knitting
7 Mind and Body: The Role of Knitting
8 Bearing Witness: Following Your Own Knitting to Find Your Story
9 Paying It Forward: Passing On the Knitting and the Wisdom

Conclusion: Continuing the Story

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