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VICKI STIEFEL is a writer, photographer, and passionate knitter. She is a contributor to Wild Fibers magazine and teaches writing at Clark University. She has published four novels, Body Parts, The Dead Stone, The Bone Man, and The Grief Shop, which won the Daphne du Maurier prize for Best Mainstream Mystery in 2006. Her writing and photography has also appeared in New Woman, The Harvard Post, The Improper Bostonian, and other national and regional publications. Vicki formed her local knitting group called Cindy's Knitters, as well as the LaidBack Knitters group on Ravelry along with coauthor Lisa Souza.
LISA SOUZA is an artisan dyer, colorist, handspinner, and creator of art-to-wear garments. Early in her career she and a partner started Knitwitz, where they knitted one-of-a kind garments and traveled the craft-fair circuit. Lisa then branched off to begin her own company, Lisa Souza Knitwear, creating finished garments that were sold in boutiques around the country. Soon after that, she learned to spin and began hand-dying yarn. Lisa started to offer her hand-dyed fibers to other knitters through her website lisaknit.com in 1999 where she continues to sell her hand-dyed yarns, handspun luxury yarns, and hand-dyed roving. In 2007, after moving to rural California, Lisa opened a large showroom and workshop. Lisa regularly participates in yarn fairs and festivals around the country.
It's a nice book if you're interested in the ladies they write their stories about. My local yarn store is offering a class making one of the sweaters and I bought the book used... Read morePublished 4 months ago by J48
I recommend this to any knitter!! It's helped this "newbie" learn a few things!!Published 6 months ago by Michelle M Myers
This book is relaxing to read, has patterns and makes one feel "at home" when you open the cover. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Scartlettcrafty
This was a pretty good book. A compilation of stories, photos and such that is an entertaining read. I got it first on kindle, but then someone bought the book for me. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Daniels
I chose this book just on gut instinct and was not sorry. The knitters showcased inside are a wonderful group and have much wit and wisdom to share as well as knitting expertise. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Adelle Schauer
It's a "feel good" book that introduces you to lovely people and ideas. It's not so much about the patterns, although there are some nice ones, its more about getting to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Mayo
I was not to sure about ordering this book, but I am glad I did. It has some very interesting stories, and some very creative patterns to go with them. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Becky
This book is well laid out with good colors of yarn. The problem for me was that it did not contain any information that I could use in my knitting. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Jones
I will not be keeping this book in my library. The author takes you to meet some interesting people, but basically the information is covered better in other books. Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. E. Black