Synopses & Reviews
Knitting has become the hip new trend among twenty- and thirty-somethings, with celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Swank, and Julianne Moore leading the way. This book explores what virtually everyone's grandmother always knew -- that when passionate knitters become one with the craft, amazing things start to happen.
In Zen and the Art of Knitting, Bernadette Murphy explores how knitting fits into the large scheme of life itself as . . .
-- Creative expression
-- A way to cure writer's block
-- A gift to express love
-- A way for children to develop fine motor skills
-- A way to connect generations, past and present
Throughout this magnificent work, readers find practical advice, including a knitted stitch per chapter and a basic pattern in the appendix. For serious knitters, casual hobbyists, creative thinkers, and those seeking to discover an unexplored spiritual channel, Zen and the Art of Knitting is a unique work that will be treasured for years to come.
"Zen and the Art of Knitting is crafted like a handmade sweater, with great texture and beauty and love. Bernadette Murphy artfully knits together creativity, spirituality, and daily life, letting us see the rich and wondrous fabric that connects all of it, all of us, in a piece. This is a book readers will want to wrap themselves up in again and again for comfort, for inspiration, for affirmation of the healing, centering, power of the art. Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write