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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting - Audiobook

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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting - Audiobook

edited by Ann Hood, read by Ann Hood and Sam Adrain

A collection of poignant essays about the transformative power of knitting by 27 extraordinary writers.

"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, 27 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.


Carol’s Audiobook Editorial Comment:  I am a knitter and thus hearing yarns about knitting appeals to me. Loved these stories by authors of their experiences knitting. Loved that most were short enough to listen to in bites. Loved the way I learned as much about knitting as about their personal tales. Loved that I could skip those that did not engage me (there were just a couple). Wish I had been knitting while I listened.

Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting - Audiobook
edited by Ann Hood, read by Ann Hood and Sam Adrain

  • Publication Date: September 2, 2014
  • Genres: Essays, Nonfiction
  • Audio: pages
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • ISBN-10: 1491586389
  • ISBN-13: 9781491586389