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Clara Parkes

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CLARA PARKES left her career in the booming high-tech industry to pursue her love of knitting. She lives on the coast of Maine in a farmhouse full of yarn. She is the publisher of KnittersReview.com and a contributor to Interweave Knits."

Average rating: 4.12 · 3,662 ratings · 513 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Knitter's Book of Yarn:...

4.29 avg rating — 1,211 ratings — published 2007 — 4 editions
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The Knitter's Book of Wool:...

4.41 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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The Yarn Whisperer: My Unex...

3.69 avg rating — 727 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees ...

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The Knitter's Book of Socks...

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KnitKnacks: Much Ado About ...

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date: October 23, 2009 02:00PM
location: Hartford, CT, The United States
description: Book signing at the Yarn Barn of Kansas booth #401
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Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris by Paul Gallico
Mrs. 'Arris Goes to Paris
by Paul Gallico
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I thoroughly enjoyed it as a sweet, quick summer read. Not challenging literature, but a sweet tale and a great picture of Paris at a specific moment in time.
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Excellent Women by Barbara Pym
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“All knitterly creation stems from one simple element: yarn. It is the baker’s flour, the jeweler’s gold, the gardener’s soil. Yarn is creation, consolation, and chaos all spun together into one perfect ball.”
Clara Parkes

“You've heard about the knitter's handshake? Two hands go in for the grab-and-shake, but at the last minute, they veer to the closest sleeve or band and grab it instead while we ask, "Did you knit this?”
Clara Parkes, The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

“I'm cashmere, for God's sake," it grumbles. "I deserve better than Rubbermaid.”
Clara Parkes, The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

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