Synopses & Reviews
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!
Bahrain Women’s Magazine, Fall 2005 (circ. unavailable)“If you are a knitter or a crafty person, you’ll love this book. Much like a dropped stitch, you’re going to want to pick it up.”
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.
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.