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KnitLit (too): Stories from Sheep to Shawl . . . and More Writing About Knitting

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Knitters are a breed unto themselves. They speak their own language, and they harbor a passion for their craft that takes a strong hold, blocking out troubles and worry, whenever they pick up the needles. But knitters are not exclusionary—all are welcome into the warm circle once you appreciate the beauty of hand-spun and dyed yarn, the sense of focus that comes with start ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 5th 2010 by Three Rivers Press (first published February 24th 2004)
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Clare O'Beara
Nov 16, 2015 Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing
I don't knit, but I enjoyed reading this book by and about knitters. The pieces are all short and follow on straight after one another, so that the reader can find it hard to stop reading as they don't finish at the bottom of a page very often.

Common themes are being taught to knit as a child by a loved relative or friend; being unable to knit until adulthood; men who knit casually; knitting and giving away garments; making friendships through knitting. The enjoyment of vibrant colours and soft
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Knitology
Sep 07, 2007 Knitology added it
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Featuring another rich array of contributors, KnitLit Too includes folksinger Christine Lavin and writers Perri Klass, Lesléa Newman, and Suzanne Strempek Shea. Featured as well are stories by a third-grader who picks up the needles for the first time, a mother waiting to wrap her soon-to-be-adopted child in the blanket she made for him, a sister upstaged by her Merchant Marine brother who happens to be a natural knitter, a man who is forced to admit to the new woman in his life that, yes, he kn ...more
Elsa
Jul 18, 2015 Elsa rated it it was amazing
Again...Wolf found just the right stories to compile in this 2nd book in the series. Enjoy it with a cup of tea!
Ann
Jun 29, 2009 Ann rated it it was ok
Shelves: knitting
The Stephanie Pearl McPhee story that kicks off this collection about trying to knit while ice skating was absolutely hilarious, but the rest of this book fell flat for me. I appreciate the idea of putting together personal memories about knitting and how it affected the authors' lives...but for the most part they didn't seem to have a point, and even those that were genuinely touching got lost among the cloying overwrought ones.
Samantha
Oct 12, 2013 Samantha rated it really liked it
It was an enjoyable read, a book I'd take with me while I ate my meals in solitude in Crossroads. There were several 9/11 stories which I skimmed over, since I don't care for 9/11 much.
Recommended!
Wyn
Jul 09, 2008 Wyn rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Knitters
Funny, touching, and enlightening. People knit (or not) for a lot of reasons - relaxation, creativity, or tradition. This book explores a lot of the feelings people have about the process.
Brandie
Cute. Light-hearted read. A collection of stories is something I don't usually read, but it was quite good, and about knitting - bonus! LOL!
Angela
Apr 07, 2011 Angela rated it it was ok
Bummed - it wasn't for me but don't let this puny review discourage you.
Deirdre
Nov 30, 2013 Deirdre rated it it was amazing
Warm, thoughtful, interesting stories about knitting and knitting people.
Sue K
Oct 10, 2010 Sue K rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafty
Nice, light stories that I read while enjoying my evening bath
Josie
Aug 16, 2013 Josie rated it really liked it
Another great mesh of heartwarming stories from other knitters.
Tricia
Oct 19, 2010 Tricia rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
I enjoyed this but not as much as the first one.
Jo (Bloomin'Chick)
Feb 22, 2008 Jo (Bloomin'Chick) rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
found this at the library on 2/21 ~ looks interesting!
Juliet
Jan 15, 2009 Juliet rated it liked it
This book made me want to knit constantly.
Terri
Jan 10, 2011 Terri rated it liked it
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Fun stories about a love for knitting
Becca
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Cute and relatable.
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