Synopses & Reviews
Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that weve tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives.
—From the preface
In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things. Put simply, “No matter how perfect any one sweater may be, its only human to crave another. And another, and another.”
About the Author
Clara Parkes, a celebrated raconteur, is the bestselling author of The Knitters Book of Yarn, The Knitters Book of Wool, and The Knitters Book of Socks. She is also the founder and publisher of KnittersReview.com, a weekly e-newsletter that explores the pleasures and subtleties of yarn. She lives in Maine.