The rhythm, ritual, and delight of knitting are celebrated during this new assortment for fans of either knitting and literature.
In Knitting Pearls, dozen writers write concerning the transformative and therapeutic powers of knitting. Lily King recollects the yr her kin lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter comply with her new domestic. Laura Lippman explores how changing to Judaism replaced not just Christmas but additionally her mother’s present of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult recalls her grandmother and the way via knitting she felt that eternal love. And invoice Roorbach recalls his freshman yr in collage while knitting soothed his damaged middle and helped him fall in love back. different members comprise Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting styles from well known shops corresponding to Purl Soho, Hill nation Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by way of turns pleasant and heartbreaking, joyous and clever. those own tales by means of award-winning writers rejoice the moments of loss and love intertwined within the rhythm, ritual, and enjoyment of knitting. ---
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