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Knit One, Purl a Prayer: A Spirituality of Knitting

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This new spirituality of knitting addresses topics such as knitting as a popular pastime, what knitting does for our minds, bodies, and spirits, and how knitting helps people reduce stress, overcome loss, form friendships, and connect with a community. Most important, the author shows readers and crafters how knitting can become prayer.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Paraclete Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Christine Lussier
Jan 07, 2013 Christine Lussier rated it liked it
use as more of a reference
Aristotle
Aug 12, 2013 Aristotle rated it did not like it
This is a meager volume, indeed, in physical weight (its sole virtue) and in intellectual heft. The author strives for profundity in order to display her great wisdom about important things in life, but she is mired in her own extremely limited perspective on what is important. I neither pray nor knit but I had hoped to gain some insight into one or the other, or both. Instead, I encountered the writer's self-absorbed view of reality, and her efforts to be open to the experience of others smack ...more
Janet Daniels
Jan 02, 2015 Janet Daniels rated it liked it
There is poetry slipped into this book that knocks my knitted socks off. While the sentiments of knitters seem familiar to me, the expression of those sentiments in poetry strikes me as unique. The poem that hit me hard was by Jeanne Murray Walker in "Sister Storm", in which the poet is talking back to a lightning storm.

"I defy you. Leave us alone
and tell your ugly cousin, war,
to leave our kids alone.
I write for all of us.
With life I write this.
I write with death."

That one excerpt is enough to j
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