Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting

Ann Hood (Author)
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Description

"The impressive collection of writers here have contributed essays that celebrate knitting and knitters. They share their knitting triumphs and disasters as well as their life triumphs and disasters...These essays will break your heart. They will have you laughing out loud." --Ann Hood, from the introduction

Why does knitting occupy a place in the hearts of so many writers? What's so magical and transformative about yarn and needles? How does knitting help us get through life-changing events and inspire joy? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers tell stories about how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to grow. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes about her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett traces her life through her knitting, writing about the scarf that knits together the women she's loved and lost. Knitting a Christmas gift for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an understanding with his girlfriend. Kaylie Jones finds the woman who used knitting to help raise her in France and heals old wounds. Sue Grafton writes about her passion for knitting. Also included are five original knitting patterns created by Helen Bingham.

Poignant, funny, and moving, Knitting Yarns is sure to delight knitting enthusiasts and lovers of literature alike.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
September 02, 2014
Pages
294
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393349870
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About the Author

Ann Hood is the author of eight previous books, including the best-selling memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Reviews

While tracing the magic of knitting, these funny, honest, and moving essays turn out to be quite magical themselves.
Ingenious...Could it be that writers who knit are the cleverest people in the world?