KnitLit (too): Stories from Sheep to Shawl . . . and More Writing About Knitting
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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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Sep 07, 2007 Knitology added it
Shelves: non-fiction
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
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.
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.
Jul 09, 2008 Wyn rated it 5 of 5 stars
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.
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!
Bummed - it wasn't for me but don't let this puny review discourage you.
Warm, thoughtful, interesting stories about knitting and knitting people.
Sue K
Nice, light stories that I read while enjoying my evening bath
Another great mesh of heartwarming stories from other knitters.
Oct 19, 2010 Tricia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
I enjoyed this but not as much as the first one.
found this at the library on 2/21 ~ looks interesting!
This book made me want to knit constantly.
Fun stories about a love for knitting
Becca R.G.
Cute and relatable.
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