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The Yarn Whisperer - My Unexpected Life in Knitting

Clara Parkes

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Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we've tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives. -From the preface In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things. Put simply, "No matter how perfect any one sweater may be, it's only human to crave another. And another, and another." Praise for The Yarn Whisperer: "Clara Parkes: The Yarn Seer." -Interweave Knits magazine "If you are a knitter, or even if you are not, read this book for the sheer joy of her writing, for the way she strings ideas together and brings you into her world . . . I would compare her to Mark Twain because of her dry humor. Honestly, she's that good." -New Jersey Courier News' In Sticthes blog "Read this book to be reminded of how special it is to be a part of this warm and fuzzy community." -About.com "I see a lot of yarn books in this gig, and Whisperer is not only the best I've seen this year, it's one of my all-time faves. Seriously, it's that good." -The Oregonian "I don't want to stop reading. Each chapter is a little jewel." -KnitCircus.com "Parkes has a poet's appreciation for the interconnectivity of seemingly disparate aspects of life . . . I have a sense of affinity with the metaphors she chooses, which are drawn from music, gardening, baking, and of course, knitting. Her language dances and gallops, chuckles and sings." -Kangath Knits blog "The Yarn Whisperer weaves together knitting anecdotes and life experiences of the author in a way that

Language:

English

Length:

4h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:01


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:46


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:44


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:25


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:05


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

00:31