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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn (Hardcover)

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Description


From New York Times bestselling knitting writer Clara Parkes, comes a new collection of essays and stories drawn from the yarn-loving, stash-collecting, close-knit community of knitters.
 
This addictive-to-read anthology celebrates yarn—specifically, the knitter’s reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what’s lovingly referred to as a “stash.” Consider contributions from knitting and teaching luminaries, including:
  •     BUST co-founder Debbie Stoller
  •     Meg Swansen, daughter of master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann
  •     Knitting blogger and author Susan B. Anderson 
alongside offerings from knitting greats Amy Herzog, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, and Franklin Habit—plus, stories from a romance novelist, an illustrator, a PhD-wielding feminist publisher, a globetrotting textile artist, a licensed clinical social worker, and the people behind the world’s largest collective online stash, Ravelry.com. The pieces range from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical as each seeks to answer the question of how the stash a knitter has accumulated over the years reflects his or her place in universe.
 
The stories in A Stash of One’s Own represent and provide validation for knitters’ wildly varying perspectives on yarn, from holding zero stash, to stash-busting, to stockpiling masses of it—and even including it in estate plans. These tales are for all fiber artists, spinners, dyers, crafters, crocheters, sheep farmers, shop owners, beginning knitters to yarn experts, and everyone who has ever loved a skein too hard to let it go.
 

About the Author


Author of six books, including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara Parkes has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick—and finding the right words to write about it. Through her writings, workshops, and appearances, Clara champions the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Praise For…


One of the top 10 lifestyle books for Fall 2017.
— Publisher's Weekly

“Clara Parkes is the M. F. K. Fisher of knitting: unflinching, all-seeing, mysterious—and also kind.”
— Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419727047
ISBN-10: 1419727044
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 2017
Pages: 192
Language: English