This book strives to be a comprehensive guide to all things fiber for chicks with sticks, and guys, too. Steege, a fiberista for more than 50 years who raises her own sheep, gives a tour of how yarn makes it from a sheep's back to the sweater in the closet. Along the way are fascinating and informative side trips through the history of knitting, knitting techniques, and interviews with major knitting designers and teachers. The pictures and illustrations are both beautiful and informative and will inspire many projects. The novice knitter will find everything she needs to know--and more--about the basics, and the experienced knitter will discover new twists to the hobby. The appendix alone is worth the price of the book as it lists every major fiber festival, knitting guru, yarn manufacturer and pattern source mentioned in the book, complete with web addresses and contact information. This is a book the knitter will return to again and again. One can only pity the poor crocheters who must wait for their version.
If you need a knowing friend to help guide you on the who, what, and where of knitting, this is your book. At its core, The Knitter's Life List is a book of possibilities…Steege surveys all the nooks and crannies of the knitting world and presents them in an easy, comprehensive overview—a Frommer's guide to the imaginary land of knitting. It points out all the most important people, places, and things of interest, still leaving lots of back streets for you to explore on your own.
(Beth Brown-Reinsel, instructor, knitwear designer, and author of Knitting Ganseys CraftGossip.com
Are you in a knitting rut or just want to try something new? The Knitter’s Life List could be just the spark to send the knitting part of your brain into overdrive. This book is full of fun and interesting information. I loved to pick it up at the end of my knitting day, when my hands were tired of knitting, but my brain still in knitting mode.
(Donna Druchunas, author of Successful Lace Knitting, www.sheeptoshawl.com Library Journal
Take a few of these suggestions every week and before you know it, you’ll have an impressive arsenal under your belt. And that belt will be knitted!
(Linda Cortright, Wild Fibers Magazine Chicago Tribune
“Knitters looking to explore their favorite craft will enjoy Steege’s adventurous approach.”
“The Knitter's Life List will entertain and occupy every level of knitter.”
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