The Yarn Whisperer

The Yarn Whisperer

My Unexpected Life in Knitting

eBook - 2013
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"Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we've 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, it's only human to crave another. And another, and another."
Publisher: [United States] : Abrams : Made available through hoopla, 2013
ISBN: 9781613125779
1613125771
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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Blueeyetea
Mar 28, 2014

A big fat yawn.

Even though I'm an advid knitter and have enjoyed her pattern books, I find this book of essays by Clara Parkes to be as exciting as watching paint dry. Comparing bits of one's life to components of knitting doesn't work here. The best example: driving in traffic is like the directions of cables in a sweater. Yeah, so what? You drive straight of you lanes left or right. It's not worth writing about.

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