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Neekah's great grandma, Mumma, knit all her life. Her Grandma Dorothy knits, her mom knits and all her aunties knit. Even some of Neekah's uncles knit, too. Every year she asks her mom if she can learn, and every year she hears, "Be patient. Your hands aren't quite big enough yet."
At last Neekah is ready to learn, her head and heart bursting with the colorful designs she
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published January 1st 2020 by Sono NIS Press
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Cheriee Weichel
Mar 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This tells the story of a young girl learning Cowichan style knitting. Neekah is finally old enough to learn to knit and so her mother helps her knit a hat for her grandmother. The book introduces readers to this important cultural activity and emphasizes the passing it on from generation to generation. I loved seeing the knitting charts at the bottom of the page. The book is very text heavy. Because I am both a knitter and have background knowledge of this art style it didn't bother me. I would ...more
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