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Knitting Pearls : Writers Writing about Knitting
by Ann Hood


Overview - In Knitting Pearls, 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.  Read more...

 
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    Published: 2016-11-01
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Overview
In Knitting Pearls, 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393246087
  • ISBN-10: 0393246086
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 272


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Books > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlework - Knitting
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-08-17
  • Reviewer: Staff

Novelist and knitting enthusiast Hood’s charming follow-up to Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting will make even the most reluctant knitter look anew at those skeins of yarn. Each of the 12 writers included in the collection provides particular insight into the needle- craft, along with reflections on how knitting is related to inner life. In “Handmade at Home,” knitwear designer Jared Flood reflects that “we handmake our clothing... for the stories they’ll tell. For the quiet legacies they inevitably create when passed on, linking one generation with the next.” Novelist Bill Roorbach’s “Sarah with an H” recalls his time as a lonely college student who joined a knitting group to meet girls—with very mixed results. In plucky prose, novelist Lily King recounts a family stint in Italy in “The Italian Hat.” Her daughter initially struggled to adapt to life in the quaint town of San Casciano, until she discovered the needle arts required by her Italian school and found a cross-cultural confidence nobody knew she possessed. Sprinkled throughout the book are a variety of knitting patterns from U.S. yarn stores, giving a unifying aspect to the book and implying that regard- less of politics, geography, or lifestyle, anyone can reap the rewards of this timeless craft. (Nov.)

 
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