Linda Roghaar: KnitLit Sweaters and Their Storiesand Other Writing About Knitting



At inherently shows that ou care each time that Why Place Matters you practice it It s therefore not terribly surprising that a collection of stories by knitters about knitting should elicit such a strong emotional response from a readerI laughed I got teary eyed I shared in the deep frustration that happens whenou inevitably end up with far too many knots or a disastrous project that seems to go nowhereThis book was absolutely delightful and a truly delightful surprise as I just found it while browsing through the library The book s concept is uniue and the stories themselves were fairly enjoyable However I really wish that the short biographical entry for each contributor was printed at the end of their submission rather than being all clumped together at the back of the book I didn t have the time to go back through the book and match each biography with its corresponding story submissionDid I like it YesWould I reread it Not sureWould I recommend it Possibly While only just having read a few of the short stories so far I have been pleasantly surprised I bought it at Half Price for 50 cents on a whim I m enjoying it much than I thought I would I can relate to some of the knitting tales of woe and found solice knowing I m not the only one with several half finished projects tucked away in the back of my closet There are some really good stories in here about how people learned to knit or things that they made for others The stories were nice inspirational funny or just stories They take a few minutes to read and are easy to read and put down. To the hilarious story of a woman scorned who sends her ex boyfriend a scarf knit with wolf hair only to have it torn to shreds by his dogs to the moving recollection of a man whose grandmother’s dying wish was to knit all the wool in her knitting stash to the finely wrought account of a man who keeps alive the memories of his companions and friends who have succumbed to AIDS by wearing the sweaters they left behind KnitLit is a gift from knitters to knitters crafted with as much love and care as an afghan or a wool scarf Wrap ourself in KnitLit and be inspir.

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Ound moments Using many different authors these independent stories knit together a larger narrative of their own about knitting As a long time knitter I identified closely with the creative way that each writer wove stories of knitting or knitted objects with stories of life and love and pain and loss I particularly appreciated the grouping of stories about spirituality each reminding knitters that the process of creation intersects closely with the manifestation of the divine But I thought that was obvious in all of the stories whether specifically about spirituality or not One inspiration to continue pursing my creative work along with my interior work While an interesting read there were only a handful of stories that I really liked out of the whole bookFirst Aside from a soft click clack from he needles knitting is mostly a silent mediumLast Lanolin all that lanolin Lovely book full of stories about knitting people who knit farmers and sweaters Divided into 4 sections Projects Fleece Fur and Foreign Lands Family and Special Folk and Lives and Souls the stories are short 1 6 pages longs and easy to read Great for reading a story or two before bedtime If ou like crafting read stories about how it s impacted real lives Knitting is rarely a very solitary practice Even if Commentaries and Cases on the Law of Business Organization, 2009-2010 Statutory Supplement you re knitting alone the bulk of the timeou re knitting something for somebody which in turn creates a certain degree of community You re knitting a toy for someone or a scarf or something even intimate gloves that they ll wear on their hands It s a craft th. Ou can Most important though knitting offers a camaraderie a society of women and men who converse in a language all their own flock to Stygiophilia yarn stores with religious devotion and can recite the time and place where they first learned to purl These feelings are what KnitLit is all about In this charming collection of stories essays anecdotes and recollections knitters of every “color” celebrate their hobby and share withou the joy it brings into their livesFrom the touching tale of a caring woman whose hand knit dolls bring security to oung hospital patients.

I ve been doubting that I actually could enjoy a set of short stories after a few really bad ones lately But I really did enjoy this book There were a few stories that weren t great but for the most part it was a good read The only thing I would really have suggested was to not end the book with a group of stories based around death Otherwise g A charming collection of stories essays anecdotes and recollections knitters of every color celebrate their hobby and share with ou the joy it brings into their lives From the touching tale of a caring woman whose hand knit dolls bring security to Misconduct (Birmingham Rebels, young hospital patients to the hilarious story of a woman scorned who sends her ex boyfriend a scarf knit with wolf hair only to have it torn to shreds by his dogs to the moving recollection of a man whose grandmother s dying wish was to knit all the wool in her knitting stash to the finely wrought account of a man who keeps alive the memories of his companions and friends who have succumbed to AIDS by wearing the sweaters they left behind KnitLit is a gift from knitters to knitters crafted with as much love and care as an afghan or a wool scarf I didn t realize that this book was mainly stories collected in New England It was a nice surprise that I ve been to some of the places mentioned here Some of the stories are great some pointless Overall a pretty good read What an amazing book It was perfect for catching a uick creative story at breakfast or in the bathroom But just because they were short these stories were not lacking in depth or prof. Whetherou’re a dedicated knitter who bestows lovingly crafted gifts upon family and friends at every possible occasion a sometimes knitter with a bag of fully conceived but half completed projects or a newcomer who has recently taken up the needles with great gusto Hollywood Education you know the rewards that this hobby can bring You may also know that knitting as a hobby can verge on obsession be it the compulsive purchasing of stunning hand spun wool the desire to rip out nearly finished sweaters becauseou dropped a stitch or the need to knit wherever whenever or however

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