By Ann Hood
“In this gorgeous anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and different authors cross public with their ardour for knitting.”―People journal, 4 stars
“The notable number of writers right here have contributed essays that remember knitting and knitters. They percentage their knitting triumphs and failures in addition to their lifestyles triumphs and mess ups. . . . those essays will holiday your center. they are going to have you ever guffawing out loud.”―Ann Hood, from the advent
Why does knitting occupy a spot within the hearts of such a lot of writers? What’s so magical and transformative approximately yarn and needles? How does knitting support us get via life-changing occasions and encourage pleasure? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers inform tales approximately how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to develop. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes approximately her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett lines her existence via her knitting, writing in regards to the shawl that knits jointly the ladies she’s enjoyed and misplaced. Knitting a Christmas reward for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an knowing along with his female friend. Kaylie Jones unearths the lady who used knitting to aid increase her in France and heals previous wounds. Sue Grafton writes approximately her ardour for knitting. additionally integrated are 5 unique knitting styles created via Helen Bingham.
Poignant, humorous, and relocating, Knitting Yarns is bound to please knitting lovers and enthusiasts of literature alike.
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