Knitting Pearls

  • by Ann Hood - editor
  • Narrated by William Dufris, Tavia Gilbert
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting are celebrated in this new collection for lovers of both knitting and literature. In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting. Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home. Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love. And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again. Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting patterns from renowned stores such as Purl Soho, Hill Country Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by turns delightful and heartbreaking, joyous and wise. These personal stories by award-winning writers celebrate the moments of loss and love intertwined in the rhythm, ritual, and pleasure of knitting.

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Customer Reviews

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Oh dear.

Oh dear, what to say. I'm not a touchy-feeling knitter or reader, and I have to stop buying knitting books that in the end are about how knitting is like life, or how knitting gets you through it, or how knitting is warm and fuzzy. If you like these sorts of books, you'll appreciate this one.

One obvious problem: it is a waste of time for Audible to read us the 4 knitting patterns in the book. Why not give them to us as a pdf rather than reading them?
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- kgohl

The reader's voice is too smug.

I found myself annoyed in the introduction at the smug tone of the narrator that just didn't match what she was reading. Ugh.
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- Greyeyedqueen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-25-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios