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September 22, 2014

The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting

The Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting
by Parkes, Clara
B Parkes, Clara PAR

We have dog whisperers and horse whisperers, so why not a yarn whisperer? Clara Parkes, one of the stars of the yarn world, has written a lovely collection of small essays stitching together the story of her life and her passion for knitting. Biographical in nature, each chapter reveals not only incidents in Parkes’s life but different aspects of knitting, from casting on that first stitch to unraveling a great mess. In between we learn about brioche—both the bread and the stitch—sailing in Deadman’s Bay, her unhappy childhood move to Tucson, and her love of mysteries. Parkes’s writing style captivates the reader so that whatever the subject it is fresh and delightful. Known for her detailed works on yarn and knitting as well as a regular e-letter on knitting and a mostly food-oriented blog, Parkes here has demonstrated again her knitting knowledge and a beautiful grasp of the written language.

                            --Recommended by Miriam Guidero, Glendale Library



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