Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life

Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life

Lela Nargi / Nov 20, 2019

Knitting Memories Reflections on the Knitter s Life Sometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory There s a reason a yarn

  • Title: Knitting Memories: Reflections on the Knitter's Life
  • Author: Lela Nargi
  • ISBN: 9780760326480
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory There s a reason a yarn might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter s art Raveling or unraveling, knitters such as Lily Chin, Betty ChriSometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory There s a reason a yarn might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter s art Raveling or unraveling, knitters such as Lily Chin, Betty Christiansen, Teva Durham, Clara Parkes, Caroline Herzog, and Lela Nargi take us into their confidence, sharing with us the whimsy, the insights, and simple pleasure that the age old craft of knitting has brought into their lives and now ours Each story in this wonderful collection focuses on one of the best parts of the knitting tradition making a gift for someone special, or receiving a gift, or cherishing a gift that has been handed down through the generations.

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      • Lela Nargi

        I m a writer of books for adults and children living in a leafy corner of Brooklyn, NY with my daughter, my husband and my dog.


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    1. A collection of stories by knitters about knitters. I enjoyed Teva Durham's story about teaching a class with Hilary Swank as a student. I enjoyed Lily Chin's story very much and pictured her as I have seen her on interviews while the story played out. I found a glimpse into her life incredibly interesting. Was a little surprised by the last story which was about a woman who is a hospice worker, and her struggle with her mother and her mother's death. It was a pretty tough story and I think it's [...]


    2. Knitting Memories is not a knitting book, it's a book about knitting. The essays are about the authors' personal relationships with yarn and knitting. There are no instructions, no patterns, there's no advice. The authors range from Lily Chin, a professional knitter who knits almost 24 hours a day, day after day, to meet deadlines, to Robert Bruce Cowan, who does not knit but considers himself "an expert spectator of knitting".I'm not going to review each one of the 16 essays individually. I thi [...]


    3. Sometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory—there is a reason that a yarn might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter’s art. Sprinkled throughout the text are quaint pen and ink illustrations, some by the authors and others from vintage pattern booklets. An extensive list of book resources, organized according [...]


    4. I picked up this sweet little book at the Knitters Review retreat last fall, read a tiny bit of it, and then lost it in one of the piles of unread books in my house. I picked it up again, and found it to be great subway reading. As is generally the case, some of the essays shine out from the rest. I particularly liked Lela's essay, Clara's essay, and the piece called "Virginia" by non-knitter Cedric Chatterly. As is also generally the case, a few of the essays fell a bit flat for me. I can accep [...]


    5. Overall I enjoyed listening to all of the different experiences these authors have with knitting and yarn. Some of the writing was a bit blasé (how to make your own needles from dowels) and some of them were over the top with sentimentality, but a lot of them were really good.I think my favorite story was from the professional knitter. I've always romanticized the idea of being able to knit for a living, but she described a less than idealistic reality of what it's really like.


    6. This is the second audio book I ever read. While listening to it on my way to work, it was calming and nostalgic to listen to individual short stories of knitting "connections". I consider myself a "knitter" and I often caught myself laughing, smiling, and reminiscing. There were also some interesting tips and knowledge shared by knitters. Highly recommended for anyone who knits whatever level.


    7. Pleasant essays about knitting and knitters, that are a bit dated, and some more enjoyable than others.The best essay, by far, was Lily Chin's. If you don't read or listen to any of the others, be sure to listen to this one.


    8. I am not a knitter but after reading the stories I wished I was a knitter. It's an okay book. Some stories are better than others.


    9. Short stories about knitting. This made my fingers itch to pick up my knitting needles! It was a peaceful listen.



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