Knitting pearls : writers writing about knitting
Large Print
2016
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The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In [this book], two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, [this book] is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by ... writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting.

Item Details
Series:
Thorndike press large print lifestyles.
Subjects:
Authors -- Anecdotes.
Knitters (Persons) -- Anecdotes.
Knitting -- Patterns.
Genre:
Large type books.
Other Authors:
Hood, Ann, 1956- editor.
ISBN:
9781410488619
Edition:
Large print ed.
Description:
383 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents:
Introduction / Ann Hood
Pattern: classic cuffed hat: Purl Soho, New York, NY
Clothes for the living / Steve Almon
Knitting took me halfway round the world / Anne Bartlett
Unraveling / Cynthia Chinelly
Casting off a spell / Melissa Coleman
Big maroon sweater / Michael Collier
Pattern: paintbrush lace cowl: Hill country weavers, Austin, TX
The unravelers / Stephanie Mannatt Danler
Handmade at home / Jared Flood
Wool / Nick Flynn
Why, yes, I can knit my way out of a wet paper bag / Diana Gabaldon
The red vest / Debra Gwartney
Pattern: cheery seed stitch tea cozy, Bainbridge Island, WA
What happened in Scotland / Jane Hamilton
My mother-in-law, her knitting, and me / Cathi Hanauer
The Italian hat / Lily King
The museum of the lady with only one neck / Perri Klass
How we spend our days / Christina Baker Kline
Pattern: chimes cowl: Loop, Philadelphia, PA
On knitting / Ann Leary
The dinosaur sweater / Caroline Leavitt
The thirty-first stocking / Laura Lippman
Positive capability / Maile Meloy
Knit your bit / Steward O'Nan
Pattern: stonehaven stole and scarf: The yarnery, Saint Paul, MN
An open letter to all my unfinished projects / Clara Parkes
Why I don't knit / Jodi Picoult
Creation myth / Robin Romm
Sarah with an H / Bill Roorbach
Patterns: rivulet cowl: Knit purl, Portland, OR
Just this / Dani Shapiro
Ema's lessons / Samantha van Leer
The Santa stocking / Lee Woodruff.
LCCN:
2015047595
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