From the publisher (St. Martin's Press): 10 Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters speaks to all knitters who want to enhance and expand their knitting experience in joyful and substantive ways. With humor and insight, authors Vicki Stiefel and Lisa Souza illustrate how to become a laidback knitter -- one who enjoys the process as much as the product.
I love the concept of this book. A few years ago, the press touted knitting as the new Yoga, because it was supposed to help us relax and slow down a bit. To take our minds off the daily grind, step back, and zone out for a while. I think that it's too easy to get caught up in the itty bitty details and forget to enjoy what we're doing while knitting.
The authors traveled extensively during the book's production and met with the designers who contributed their projects. Visiting knitting groups and talking to them about what knitting means in their lives. I love interviews with knitters, famous and non, and I really like to know what knitting means to people.
The Secrets outlined in the book (I'm not sure if I should give any away) are actually quite touching, and do cause the reader to stop and think, if only for a moment, about the yarn used in the project, about the designer (who is a real person) who created the knitting pattern, and about color.
Here are two of my favorite projects from the book:
Norah’s Scarf for Bill by Norah Gaughan:
Spiral Galaxy Pillow by Daniel Yuhas:
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