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The Knitting Goddess: Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction By Deborah Bergman Aydika James Jenny Rideout,

  • Title: The Knitting Goddess: Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction
  • Author: Deborah Bergman Aydika James Jenny Rideout
  • ISBN: 9780786885305
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • Now available in paperback, this unique and creative book goes beyond the conventional how to guides to get to the essence of the craft.From Hollywood to fashion circles to knitting circles on college campuses across the country, knitting is the hippest new skill around and is practiced by millions of people.Combining the best of two great worlds, The Knitting Goddess consNow available in paperback, this unique and creative book goes beyond the conventional how to guides to get to the essence of the craft.From Hollywood to fashion circles to knitting circles on college campuses across the country, knitting is the hippest new skill around and is practiced by millions of people.Combining the best of two great worlds, The Knitting Goddess consists of 10 chapters, each offering a fascinating story of an ancient goddess, which is then applied to a basic knitting technique or simple pattern Learn, for instance, about Isis, the mother goddess of Egypt, and knit a red stole that grants power to its wearer Other stories and projects include Athene and a scarf called a smoke ring, Penelope and a warm beautiful sweater, and Wonderful for beginners as well as the advanced knitter, this one of a kind approach to knitting will teach readers not only how to master the craft, but will also entertain, inspire, and inform.
    The Knitting Goddess Finding the Heart and Soul of Knitting Through Instruction Now available in paperback this unique and creative book goes beyond the conventional how to guides to get to the essence of the craft From Hollywood to fashion circles to knitting circles on college

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    1. I read this because of my interest in mythology and folklore as they relate to the fiber arts, than for the patterns included in the book Thoroughly enjoyed Enriches my fiber arts experiences.

    2. This was a fun book to read I really enjoyed the retelling of the myths with how they relate to fiber arts The patterns are creative in their simplicity This, however, is not a book I would recommend to absolute beginners, unless they are just looking for an explanation of the emotions involved in knitting and the fiber arts The instructions can be contradicting, so I would recommend some experience.

    3. Note to people writing how to books for new knitters If the first thing you ve taught is garter stitch, and you re following that with how to fix a dropped stitch, take the extra effort to explain how you pick up a dropped stitch in garter stitch rather than in stockinette Note 2 Almost every gauge label I ve seen on a yarn is for stockinette stitch your gauge in garter stitch is almost certainly going to be different in at least one dimension if not both It s okay to mention gauge early, but wh [...]

    4. Fascinating combination of knitting patterns and aesthetic sensibilities, mixed with some Earth Mother goodness, gently salted with wit and a beautifully silly sense of humor There are numerous stories and fables, definitely old fashioned in style This is a book to read slowly, savoring each section and taking the stories and instructions and making them useful for yourself It s really a philosophy book than a knitting one, although there are several decent patterns here Lots and lots of well w [...]

    5. Though it took a year like many knitting related activities, sometimes things need a nice long break before they re engage us again , this was a pleasurable readonce I started skipping anything having to actually do with knitting and just allowed myself to enjoy the goddess stories The designs are not very thrilling, but the stories are worthwhile So, if you are looking for a pattern book, look elsewhere If you want to read about creative goddesses and heroines, please pick this one up.

    6. This is not really a knitting book, though I would like to make a few of the patterns in the book It is a spiritual mythical journey Given where I am right now within myself and the other reading I am doing it was a great fit When reading the stories of the goddesses, the prose is smooth and soothing, I heard them as a soft oral tale, a grown up bedtime story almost.

    7. I really, really, really wanted to like this book Lovely premise, beautiful coverbut you ll want to slap the author silly and you won t learn to knit The stories about the goddesses even managed to be cheesey and too new agey even for me.

    8. I really liked reading the goddess stories but that s it.There is not one photo in this book of the knitting instructions or the patterns,just purple ink drawings.Read if you like fiberarts and mythology and patterns without pictues ,skip if you re looking for a knitting book.

    9. This book starts off really good and holds your interest, until about the third chapter The projects are ok, but the author picks yarn that you cannot possibly find and if you did it would not be worth 30 dollars a skein to make a stupid shawl.

    10. I read this for the goddess stories not really a book for patterns or beginners as was mentioned in other reviews.

    11. I read this some time ago and found a really pretty pattern in it When I went to remake that pattern, I borrowed it again and reread it and discovered some pretty patterns Very nice book.

    12. This book is lots of fun A bunch of cool goddess stories with a project and pattern to knit with each one.

    13. This book was ok The stories about the different women were really interesting but there were times were it felt like it took forever to read through a paragraph.

    14. Great, cute book for beginners, although I often wanted real photos of the stitches as opposed to illustrations.

    15. of course, i have YET to make even one of the patterns in here, but the stories are lovely and my INTENTION is to knit them all.

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