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A Life in Stitches: Knitting My Way Through Love, Loss, and Laughter

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In these 20 heartfelt essays, Rachael Herron celebrated romance novelist by day, 911 dispatcher by night, and founder of the hugely popular blog Yarnagogo.com shows how when life unravels there's always a way to knit it back together again, many times into something even better. Honest, funny, and full of warmth, Herron's tales, each inspired by something she knit or something knit for her, will speak to anyone who has ever picked up a pair of needles. From her very first sweater (a hilarious disaster, to say the least) to the yellow afghan that caused a breakup (and, ultimately, a breakthrough), every piece has a moving story behind it. This beautifully crafted and candid collection is perfect for the knitter who loves to read and the reader who loves to knit.

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"Novelist and blogger Herron isn't really old enough to write a memoir. But that doesn't stop her from sharing interesting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous scenes from her life in 20 essays organized around her life-long passion for knitting. Herron, who is young and attractive enough to sit in bars and knit socks without looking like a nut, turns in honest, well-considered appraisals of choices she's made, turns she's taken, and people she's known. It's a big year for Herron, whose A Cypress Hollow Yarn series (William Morrow) will hit its third installment in October with Wishes and Stitches. She also writes a popular knitting blog, but the essays here are deeper and more polished than pumped-up blog entries. And while the book has a hipster vibe, the personal truths and revelations mined are universal enough to resonate with all ages. For knitters, opening this book will be like curling up on a couch with a pair of needles, a ball of yarn, and a couple of cocktails with a good girlfriend-a guilt-free indulgence in the twin pleasures of friendship and handicrafts. "
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About the Author

Rachael Herron is the creator of Yarnagogo.com, which receives over 90,000 hits a month, and the author of the novel How to Knit a Love Song. She lives with her better half in Oakland, California.

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Laurie Drew, October 18, 2013 (view all comments by Laurie Drew)
What a lovely story. Rachel is the most fun author to read! You end up in love with her almost right away and you're fairly convinced she's a friend by the time you finish the book. She is engaging, funny, honest, and has done a beautiful job of framing the interesting points of the story without losing the subtlety.
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ChristinaR, December 4, 2012 (view all comments by ChristinaR)
I enjoyed reading this book because I liked hearing about knitted pieces being used in everyday life. It reminded me how practical and essential this craft is. I knit everyday and I too find comfort with each stitch. This book is a quick read that sheds light on one knitters journey through a life that has been strung together with yarn
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781452100531
Subtitle:
Knitting My Way through Love, Loss, and Laughter
Author:
Herron, Rachael
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Knitting
Publication Date:
20110803
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 13 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 6.25 x 0.5 in 0.66 lb
Age Level:
from 18 up to 99

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Novelist and blogger Herron isn't really old enough to write a memoir. But that doesn't stop her from sharing interesting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous scenes from her life in 20 essays organized around her life-long passion for knitting. Herron, who is young and attractive enough to sit in bars and knit socks without looking like a nut, turns in honest, well-considered appraisals of choices she's made, turns she's taken, and people she's known. It's a big year for Herron, whose A Cypress Hollow Yarn series (William Morrow) will hit its third installment in October with Wishes and Stitches. She also writes a popular knitting blog, but the essays here are deeper and more polished than pumped-up blog entries. And while the book has a hipster vibe, the personal truths and revelations mined are universal enough to resonate with all ages. For knitters, opening this book will be like curling up on a couch with a pair of needles, a ball of yarn, and a couple of cocktails with a good girlfriend-a guilt-free indulgence in the twin pleasures of friendship and handicrafts. "
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