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This is a wonderful and charming book of essays about knitting. I received it as a Christmas gift many years ago and have read it several times; I think I enjoy it more as I grow as a knitter. I wish there was a sequel! It would make a fabulous gift, but I wouldn't recommend this book to a non-knitter, unless they had similar feelings about a different handcraft!
I received a signed copy of this book from a friend a couple of years ago, and only started to really read it now. I was familiar with Perri Klass, having read some of her essays in the New York Times Sunday Magazine, as well as pieces published in some of the more consumer-oriented medical journals. But until I saw this book, I had no idea she was a knitter!The essays are all enjoyable reads, and short enough that you can read several at one sitting. She talks about knitting as a way to stay aw...
Absolutely loved this book!I took forever getting through it...intentionally! I tried to pace myself, so it wouldn't be finished too soon - like a box of truffles!Really enjoy Klass's writing - her columns were my favourite part of Knitter's magazine. Will definitely try some of her other books, though I do wish there were more about knitting!
Perri Klass is a pediatrician in Boston but also a writer and knitter. Although I no longer knit myself, I am related to some avid knitters who have introduced me to the pleasure of reading about it. This collection of articles and essays is well done and personal without being cloying.
great essays for those of us at the intersection of knitting and health care ...
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While some were interesting, on the whole, I didn't enjoy it. I came to the end of many essays expecting a summary or ending, and I didn't find one.
Every knitting addict and their loved ones should read this book of essays. I loved Perri Klass's writing and her perspective on what knitting can bring to one's life.
For knitters only, and for anyone who has knit a gift for someone else, this story by Knitters' Magazine contributor Perri Klass, is a tender, knit-specific and authentic!
Series of essays/articles author wrote for various publications. Author is a doctor who talks about knitting in the context of medical school and her profession as well as her life. Really well done.