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Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales: A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom

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ISBN13: 9780896587250
ISBN10: 0896587258
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Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales brings to life the unique and universal experiences of knitters from a variety of backgrounds. This exceptional collection combines lighthearted essays with more philosophical pieces from authors and experts such as Meg Swansen, Perri Klass, Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Lela Nargi, Susan Gordon Lydon, Suzyn Jackson, Amy Singer, Greta Cunningham, Laura Billings, Kay Dorn, Betty Christiansen, and Jennifer Hansen, who put down their needles long enough to share their thoughts and musings about the popular pastime.

In these entertaining yarns, the authors provide insight into the warmth and enjoyment of knitting and crocheting. Join one writer as she shares a poignant Sunday afternoon in March shearing sheep with her father; travel to Sant ’Arsenio, Italy, where women gather on their door steps to knit, crochet, embroider, and chat; laugh at one woman’s memories of learning to knit in an uncomfortable classroom chair beside a World War II vet named Max; and smile at the essays that delve into the psyche of the knitter.

If you live to knit, enjoy the companionship of other knitters, or appreciate the intricate handiwork of a handmade sweater, Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales is a must-read!

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5 1/2 x 7 1/4, occasional black and white line drawings This is a collection of 20 essays and stories on knitting and spinning, blending light-hearted tales with more philosophical pieces. The stories are from a variety of knitting authors, including Meg Swansen, Perri Klass, Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Lela Nargi, Susan Lydon, Suzyn Jackson, Amy Singer, Amy Detjen, Greta Cunningham, Laura Billings, Kay Dorn, Betty Christiansen, and Jennifer Hansen.

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5 x 7-1/4 224 pgs approx. 25 b&w illustrations

About the Author

Edited by Kari Cornell

Editor Kari Cornell has been knitting and collecting vintage patterns for years. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, two sons, and a beagle.

Jennifer Simonson is a photographer in Minneapolis, MN. Her photographs have appeared in Sew Retro, published by Voyageur Press, and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Krista Smith-Moroziuk, May 11, 2008 (view all comments by Krista Smith-Moroziuk)
A 'must read' for any knitter. Educational and inspiring tales about the joys of knitting.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780896587250
Subtitle:
A Knitter's Stash of Wit and Wisdom
Editor:
Cornell, Kari
Editor:
Cornell, Kari
Author:
Voyageur Press
Author:
Cornell, Kari
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Americana
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Textiles & Costume
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Knitters (Persons)
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050925
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.42x5.36x.97 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 5 1/2 x 7 1/4, occasional black and white line drawings This is a collection of 20 essays and stories on knitting and spinning, blending light-hearted tales with more philosophical pieces. The stories are from a variety of knitting authors, including Meg Swansen, Perri Klass, Lily Chin, Teva Durham, Lela Nargi, Susan Lydon, Suzyn Jackson, Amy Singer, Amy Detjen, Greta Cunningham, Laura Billings, Kay Dorn, Betty Christiansen, and Jennifer Hansen.
"Synopsis" by , 5 x 7-1/4 224 pgs approx. 25 b&w illustrations
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