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Knitting yarns : writers on knitting

Author: Ann Hood
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Microfiche : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays from more than twenty different authors--including Elizabeth Berg, Ann Patchett, Andre Dubus III, and Sue Grafton--describes their passion for knitting, recalling their triumphs and disasters in their craft projects and lives.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Nonfiction
Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Hood
ISBN: 9780393239492 0393239497
OCLC Number: 879547792
Description: viii, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Ann Hood --
Knitting Pattern: "Banks" Fingerless Mittens / Helen Bingham --
The Pretend Knitter / Elizabeth Berg --
The Perfect Gift / Lan Samantha Chang --
Blood, Root, Knit, Purl / Andre Dubus --
To Knit a Knot, or Not: A Beginner's Yarn / John Dufresne --
Home Ec / Hope Edelman --
Knitting Pattern: "Bingham" Cabled Head Wrap / Helen Bingham --
Soft, Warm, and Fuzzy / Janice Eidus --
Looped Yarn / Martha Frankel --
Teaching a Child to Knit / Sue Grafton --
Knitting in Kathmandu / Jessi Hempel --
Ten Things I Learned from Knitting / Ann Hood --
Knitting Pattern: "Bowden" Coffee Cozies / Helen Bingham --
Judite / Kaylie Jones --
Where to Begin / Barbara Kingsolver --
The One-Year Marriage / Jennifer Lauck --
Knitting a Family / Anne D. LeClaire --
Knitting: Epic Fail / Marianne Leone --
I Bought This Pattern Book Last Spring / Elinor Lipman --
Knitting Pattern: "Ashworth" Ruffled Slipper Socks / Helen Bingham --
The Supernatural Power of Knitting / Alison Lurie --
Straw into Gold / Joyce Maynard --
Failing Better / Bernadette Murphy --
How Knitting Saved My Life. Twice / Ann Patchett --
The Clothes Make the Dog / Taylor M. Polites --
Knitting Pattern: Clovis's Perfect-Fit Sweater / Taylor M. Polites --
High-Strung Knitter / Elissa Schappell --
Knitted Goods: Notes from a Nervous Non-Knitter / Elizabeth Searle --
What Are You Making? / Ann Shayne --
Crafty Critters / Suzanne Strempek Shea --
Found Objects / Anita Shreve --
Why Bother? / Jane Smiley --
Knitting Pattern: "Fisher" Lacy Wrap / Helen Bingham.
Other Titles: Writers on knitting
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Ann Hood.

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A collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by twenty-seven extraordinary writers.  Read more...

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

 
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