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pdf Knitlandia , ebook Knitlandia , epub Knitlandia , doc Knitlandia , e-pub Knitlandia , Knitlandia bdb119b1062 A New York Times Bestseller Knitting Aficionado And Notable Artisan Clara Parkes Delves Into Her Storied Travels With This Inspiring And Witty Memoir On A Creative Life Enriched By Her Adventures Around The World Building On The Success Of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes S Rich Personal Essays Invite Readers And Devoted Crafters On Excursions To Be Savored, From A Guide Who Quickly Comes To Feel Like A Trusted Confidante In Knitlandia, She Takes Readers Along On Of Her Most Memorable Journeys Across The Globe Over The Last Years, With Stories Spanning From The Fjords Of Iceland To A Cozy Yarn Shop In Paris S Th Arrondissement Also Known For Her PBS Television Appearances And Hugely Popular Line Of Small Batch Handcrafted Yarns, Parkes Weaves Her Personal Blend Of Wisdom And Humor Into This Eloquently Down To Earth Guide That Is Part Personal Travel Narrative And Part Cultural History, Touching The Heart Of What It Means To Live Creatively Join Parkes As She Ventures To Locales Both Foreign And Familiar In Chapters Like Chasing A Legend In TaosGlass, Grass, And The Power Of Place Tacoma, WashingtonA Thing For Socks And A Very Big Plan Portland, OregonAutumn On The Hudson The New York Sheep Wool FestivalCashmere Dreams And British Breeds A Last Minute Visit To Edinburgh, Scotland Fans Of Travel Writing, As Well As Knitters, Crocheters, Designers, And Fiber Artists Alike, Will Enjoy The Masterful Narrative In These Intimate Tales From A Life Well Crafted Whether You Ve Committed To Exploring Your Own Wanderlust Or Are An Armchair Traveler Curled Up In Your Coziest Slippers, Knitlandia Is Sure To Inspire Laughter, Tears, And Maybe Some Travel Plans Of Your Own

10 thoughts on “Knitlandia

  1. says:

    I really expected to like this I m a Knitter with a captial K , and I ve devoured and referenced Parkes previous books over and over But this one just wasn t engaging It read like a who s who of knitting rather than a travelogue memoir of her knitting travels, and the voice just wasn t engaging I d stick to Parkes for her reference works, but turn to Stephanie Pearl McPhee for creative nonfiction.ARC copy

  2. says:

    I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.Ten Second Synopsis A fairly self indulgent lark around various knitting hotspots aimed at those who are deeply embedded in the US and International Knitting Scene The book is replete with vignettes of Parkes time in various places around the world, for reasons related to knitting conferences, teaching and general knitting based travel If you re not a hardcore knitter, if you cringe at name dropping, if you don t want to read excessively wordy descriptions of various hotel foyers or if you don t particularly care about famous people in the knitting scene and Parkes deep and abiding friendships with them, I am afraid to say that this book may not be for you.I was really hoping that this was going to be the perfect contender for a Utopirama post Knitting and travel what else could one want in life Well, plenty, if you don t enjoy any of the factors I ve just mentioned above While there were plenty of chapter headings to draw me in here, I found the writing overall to be such that it seemed to specifically aim to alienate readers who are not knowledgeable about the movers and shakers in the knitting and design world As a friend of a crocheter, I had very little knowledge, or indeed, interest, in Parkes name dropping The first story relates how Parkes came to know a particularly well known to everyone but me apparently hand spinner and dyer, which I would have found interesting if Parkes hadn t insisted on ramming home HOW famous and HOW selective this lady was with her friendships There was a section on a trip to Iceland that was reasonably interesting, but I suspect this is because Iceland is an interesting place, not because Parkes writing made it so Despite my early misgivings, I soldiered on and was unimpressed to discover that the name dropping and self indulgent I m into the knitting scene than you tone continued Shame really Approach with caution.

  3. says:

    Honestly, of a list of very cool events Clara Parkes has attended because she is so superior to the rest of the world, with plenty of snark I suspect her other books might contain useful information abut wool yarn, but the same information is available elsewhere if one doesn t feel like giving her any money.

  4. says:

    This book made me super nostalgic for knitting events I have been to It also made me really sad for ones that I will never get to experience because they no longer exist I m looking at you Sock Summit yarn flash mob.

  5. says:

    Clara Parkes, whose first subject as a professional writer was travel, takes us on a tour of knitting and fiber festivals Some of her adventures as a yarn evangelist are set in venues that thousands of knitters have shared Rhinebeck, Taos, Scotland, Portland, Maryland Some tell background stories of festivals and events we dream of attending Squam, TNNA, Vogue Knitting Live, Madrona We are there at Sock Summit for the first knitting flash mob, we are in Denver to film Knitting Daily as she is encased in makeup that makes her feel like Ronald MacDonald in drag , and we go along on a tour of sheep intensive Iceland Always, there is pho, her comfort food, and yarn, in all of its incarnations and manifestations.My favorite moments are in Paris, where she breaks a promise no yarn just family and visits a petting zoo of a shop that offers yarn and tea Years before, she tells us, she fell in love with fountain pens in Paris How can anyone not be delighted with this book Thanks to NetGalley for the review copy in exchange for a fair review.

  6. says:

    I am a knitter and familiar with the names of designers and authors mentioned in this book Some of the places Clara Parkes travels to are places I have been and seen or heard of It s so much fun to read this travel log of a knitter, designer going to conventions and retreats I remember hearing about and wishing I could go to This book is definitely written for knitters If you are a knitter you will love it If you are not a knitter, you probably just won t understand.

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed reading this At first when the book was published I thought it wouldn t be my thing since all the happenings are so far from me But I was so wrong and I do suggest this book to all knitters.

  8. says:

    Good light read for a yarn and fiber type Brought back memories of early Black Sheep days when Sarah, Katie, Zack and Jessie walked everywhere with angora bunnies in their arms.

  9. says:

    Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an eARC of this book Five Stars I totally enjoyed this witty, interesting memoir from Clara Parkes.It tells of her travels to knitting events around the country plus Iceland and Edinburgh This is definitely a books for a niche market knitters There are lots and lots of those so the book should get lots of support Unlike some reviewers, I did not find this book to be all about Clara or thought that she was namedropping I learned things I did not know about events I have attended or want o attend and people whom I may or may not know It was interesting and engaging and I would recommend it to knitters everywhere.

  10. says:

    This book reads like a compilation of blog posts, aimed at an audience of hardcore knitters who might follow such a blog Although the name dropping people from knitting shows and publications might be impressive to these individuals, it is meaningless to the general reader The writing isn t evocative or compelling enough to interest readers outside of this niche market As a long time knitter, I recognized the names but found the book a disappointingly tedious read.

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