A Stash of One's Own
Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn
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- Publication Date: September 11, 2018
- Imprint: Abrams Press
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8
- ISBN: 9781419732904
- Page Count: 192
- Rights: World/All
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 of stashes 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.
About the author
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’s Illustrated is for chefs and foodies” since its May 2000 debut, Parkes’s 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.