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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." ...more

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“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

“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.”
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“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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