A Stash of One's Own

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

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A new, addictive-to-read collection of essays and stories celebrating 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." The pieces in this collection span from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical, in a celebration of the how, why, when, and what stash each knitter has accumulated over the years. We'll hear from bestselling authors, designers, yarn-store owners, essayists, sheep farmers, mill owners, and the people behind the world's largest collective online stash, Ravelry.com. The stories represent and provide validation for knitters' wildly varying perspectives on yarn, from holding zero stash to stockpiling masses of it-and even including it in estate plans.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Abrams Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0
  • 1419727044
  • 9781419727047
  • 64,360

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"Clara Parkes is the M. F. K. Fisher of knitting: unflinching, all-seeing, mysterious--and also kind."--Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner "Mason-Dixon Knitting " One of the top 10 lifestyle books for Fall 2017.--Publisher's Weekly
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About Clara Parkes

Clara Parkes is the founder and publisher of KnittersReview.com, an email newsletter that explores the pleasures and subtleties of yarn. Described by Folio Magazine as [for knitters] what Cook Illustrated is to foodies since its May 2000 debut, Parkes Knitter's Review newsletter boasts 35,000 subscribers. Parkes herself has 17,000+ Instagram followers and 13,400+ on Twitter, and an international host of fans. She lives in Portland, Maine.
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