September 20, 2001

This week I bring you two knitting books of a distinctly different breed. They provide no glossy shots of slender models on the Scottish moors, nor do they give any design schematics or knitting instructions.

Rather, they offer the chance to immerse yourself in the history and minds of knitters. The first approaches knitting from a historical perspective, and the second from a deeply spiritual. Both offer a marvelous sense of comfort and connectedness with knitters past and present.

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New This Week...
In Print:
The Loving Stitch
by Heather Nicholson

Immerse yourself in this captivating book that traces the daily life of New Zealand knitters and spinners over the past century.

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In Print: The Knitting Sutra
by Susan Gordon Lydon

Most knitters will say that knitting gives them some sense of calm or serenity. As Lydon learns in her own spiritual quest, there's much more to this simple craft than meets the eye.

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