"In this wonderful anthology, Sue Grafton, Barbara Kingsolver, and different authors move public with their ardour for knitting."—People journal, 4 stars"The awesome selection of writers the following have contributed essays that remember knitting and knitters. They percentage their knitting triumphs and failures in addition to their existence triumphs and mess ups. . . . those essays will holiday your middle. they'll have you ever guffawing out loud."—Ann Hood, from the introduction
Why does knitting occupy a spot within the hearts of such a lot of writers? What's so magical and transformative approximately yarn and needles? How does knitting support us get via life-changing occasions and encourage pleasure? In Knitting Yarns, twenty-seven writers inform tales approximately how knitting healed, challenged, or helped them to develop. Barbara Kingsolver describes sheering a sheep for yarn. Elizabeth Berg writes approximately her frustration at failing to knit. Ann Patchett lines her lifestyles via her knitting, writing concerning the shawl that knits jointly the ladies she's enjoyed and misplaced. Knitting a Christmas present for his blind aunt helped Andre Dubus III knit an knowing along with his female friend. Kaylie Jones reveals the girl who used knitting to assist bring up her in France and heals outdated wounds. Sue Grafton writes approximately her ardour for knitting. additionally integrated are 5 unique knitting styles created by way of Helen Bingham.
Poignant, humorous, and relocating, Knitting Yarns is certain to please knitting fanatics and fans of literature alike.
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A spider in the chamber above and a lion in the garden,” muttered Conan. “You have slain a man too, this night,” answered the other. “And there is death in the tower above. ” “Aye,” muttered Conan. ” the strange inhuman voice rose in a sort of low chant. “A slaying in the tavern and a slaying on the roof—I know; I feel. ” Again tears fell as the tortured body was rocked to and fro in the grip of varied emotions. Conan looked on, bewildered. Then the convulsions ceased; the soft, sightless eyes were turned towards the Cimmerian, the trunk beckoned.
The sky looked blankly down upon her with its myriad meaningless eyes. A star fell as she watched, and in her superstitious soul she took it for an omen, and set off boldly over the dark meadows in the direction where the bright streak had faded. No swamps guarded the way here, and she was soon skimming along over the grass with that strange, dancing gait that the lightness of the place allowed her. And as she went she was remembering, as from long ago in some other far world, a man’s arrogant mirth and the press of his mouth on hers.
Instinctively she drew back. ” urged that mocking voice from her own mirrored lips. And there was a note in it she did not like. ” cried the voice again, this time a command. Jirel’s eyes narrowed. Something intuitive warned her back, and yet—she drew the dagger she had thrust in her belt and with a quick motion she tossed it into the great globe-shaped hall. It struck the floor without a sound, and a brilliant light flared up around it, so brilliant she could not look upon what was happening; but it seemed to her that the knife expanded, grew large and nebulous and ringed with dazzling light.
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