Sunday, November 7, 2010

Knitting the Threads of Time

Knitting the Threads of TimeKnitting the Threads of Time by Nora Murphy

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This lovely little book was a pleasure to read. In sharp contrast to the many knitlit books on the market today, this is a nonfiction book that follows the author through a winter season while she knits her first sweater and explores the historic and cultural context of knitting. She does not whine, she does not meet any famous knitters and her knitting is eventually successful. Can you tell that I have not enjoyed most of those knitlit books?

I think the main difference is that this is a real story, gently and genuinely told. It reminded to me to think about both the process of a creative project but also about the larger experience of creativity in my life and in the world.

This one is worth sharing.

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