books Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the WorldAuthor Clara Parkes –

Knitting Aficionado And Notable Artisan Clara Parkes Delves Into Her Storied Travels With This Inspiring And Witty New York Times Best Selling Memoir Of A Creative Life Enriched By Her Adventures Around The World Building On The Success Of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes Rich Personal Essays Invite Listeners And Devoted Crafters On Excursions To Be Savored, From A Guide Who Quickly Comes To Feel Like A Trusted Confidante In Knitlandia, She Takes Listeners 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 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 Taos Glass, Grass, And The Power Of Place Tacoma, Washington A Thing For Socks And A Very Big Plan Portland, Oregon Autumn On The Hudson The New York Sheep Wool Festival Cashmere 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

6 thoughts on “Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World

  1. says:

    Another hit from Clara.A most enjoyable book which I recommend to knitters and non knitters alike

  2. says:

    This was a gift and it was just what they wanted Unusual finish to the pages along the side and was not sure if this was how it was supposed to be.

  3. says:

    Bought as agift

  4. says:

    Reading Knitlandia is like sitting with Clara Parkes herself, perhaps over tea in beautiful china cups and saucers, and homemade cake, while Clara regales with tales of her various adventures Humble and humorous, Clara shares the scratch with the soft and gives a warm and loving account of the world of Knitlandia and the people who are its heart Knitlandia seeps into your heart, and leaves you longing for .

  5. says:

    This did absolutely nothing for me.However, my knitting wife gives it five stars.

  6. says:

    I originally planned to purchase this book but ended up borrowing it from the library, for which I ended up being glad This was really not my cup of tea even though I m an avid knitter and yarn enthusiast who likes to travel quite often to knitting events on the other side of the world Ms Parkes is clearly very knowledgeable about fibre and yarn and I would be happy to take one of her classes However, she seems to be a bit socially challenged, and unfortunately it comes across in this book Several times she mentions having difficulties finding a seat at the dinner table and frankly I can see why I wouldn t want to sit with her either The picture she paints of some of her friends and mentors is quite unkind The chapter about visiting Interweave in Loveland has a distinct undertone of sour grapes The stories are certainly useful if you re planning to attend some of these events or festivals, but I think they would have been much successful as a series of magazine features As is, I had a hard time finishing this book.