In Knitting Lessons, Lela Nargi takes readers on a journey through the varied landscapes of knitting, accompanied by the people who take obsessive pleasure in learning and mastering this ancient craft Since the first of what would be a series of profound realizations gained from knitting You mean there are only two stitches involved , Nargi has not been able to put herIn Knitting Lessons, Lela Nargi takes readers on a journey through the varied landscapes of knitting, accompanied by the people who take obsessive pleasure in learning and mastering this ancient craft Since the first of what would be a series of profound realizations gained from knitting You mean there are only two stitches involved , Nargi has not been able to put her needles down, and in this book she seeks to discover exactly what it is about the practice of knitting that draws people in and keeps them returning, day after day, to their yarn The people Nargi encountered as she followed a path through interconnected circles of knitters from all across the country describe how knitting as profoundly simple as it is profoundly not simple encourages a peaceful and productive existence In Knitting Lessons, aficionados will delight in hearing the inspiring, enlightening, and sometimes just plain funny reasons why people knit, as told by knitters all across the country.
Knitting Lessons In Knitting Lessons Lela Nargi takes readers on a journey through the varied landscapes of knitting accompanied by the people who take obsessive pleasure in learning and mastering this ancient craft
It is pure coincidence that I picked up this book from my huge to read box on September 11, but it is apropos This is part memoir, and part interviews It was published shortly after the 2001 attacks, and though it does not deal directly with the subject, the inteviewees, especially those in New York, cannot avoid the subject.The theme of this book seems to be why I wanted to learn to knit and who taught me It is an exploration of just what it is about knitting that draws devotees I like that the [...]
All this is is dozens of knitters describing their craft, but oh, how it fed my soul in ways I didn t even know I needed.
A great read for those that can live vicariously through an authors travels Some of the stories have stayed with me for years
I ve been reading this book in bits and snatches for awhile I mostly like it, but then sometimes she goes all introspective hippie on me and I have to take a break The book is a selection of letters and interviews about knitting As the author or shall we call her a compiler travels around meeting knitters, she is also learning to knit What I liked best about the book was the sense of knitting as a craft without generational, cultural or gender boundaries, that people who knit often knit for the [...]
The author interviewed many people who were starting out to change the environment on knitting Especially in New York Knitting exploded on the public scene after 11 Sep 2001 New Yorkers expanded knitting into the social network we know today as knitting in public The interviews are set up from the perspective how the face of knitting began to change and what knitting means to them and how they were inspired to knit We are able to get to know those who weren t big on the knitting scene and those [...]
The author travels the country, pulling at a yarn string as it were, uncovering personal stories, to find out why so many need their knitting fix Suprisingly philosphical knitting as meditation, as a symbol of the fates, as a metaphor for the patterns of living things, as a glue for communities As well as occasionally frustrating A very cozy and neatly structured book though I would have liked to hear perspectives from people other than those on the coasts of the US.
I ve read several books describing what knitters think and feel about knitting, but this one drew me in than others The conversation about the creative process as a journey, how knitting can give you insight into your personality, as well as calm, simple enjoyment, was a pleasure to read The chapters cover all types of personalities and knitters You re sure to find yourself among them.
I ve read this book probably 10 15 times It s comfort, easy reading about my most beloved topic I pick it up at random times when I just feel drawn to it It s really a good read, although somewhat dated since the explosion of knitting blogs and ravelry.
This told the stories of many knitters, how they kearned to knit and what kniiting meant to them It was touching and inspiring I made me realize that what I do is art even if I mostly follow the patterns written by others I love what I do and do it well, and that is art.
This book was a nice dose of much needed inspiration It was written in the early 2000s, and it was nice to take a little trip back to when knitting was much newer and exciting for me It features lots of well written profiles of creative people, and got me excited about my knitting again
Weird to say the least The interpolated sections where Nargi talks about her own knitting experiences are a record of pure frustration, eyes bigger than needles, too much ambition and far too little patience.
nice book I enjoyed reading it immensely
started out good, by end get me out of here
After a while I just couldn t stay interested in any interviews with knitters But what I did read was fine.
Short stories about knitters and why they knit Interesting and enjoyable.
Lately I find myself wanting to learn how to knit I grabbed this book at the library today, I thought it was an instruction one It s not, but, I ve been reading it tonight and I like it.
More tales of other knitters across the world Engaging and perfect to knit along to.
I m sure that the people interviewed for this book are actually interesting, but I couldn t tell fromt he way the author wrote about them.