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The rhythm, ritual, and enjoyment of knitting are celebrated during this new assortment for fanatics of either knitting and literature.

In Knitting Pearls, dozen writers write in regards to the transformative and therapeutic powers of knitting. Lily King recollects the yr her kinfolk lived in Italy, and a knitted hat that helped her daughter comply with her new domestic. Laura Lippman explores how changing to Judaism replaced not just Christmas but additionally her mother’s reward of a knitted stocking. Jodi Picoult recollects her grandmother and the way via knitting she felt that eternal love. And invoice Roorbach recalls his freshman 12 months in university whilst knitting soothed his damaged middle and helped him fall in love back. different individuals comprise Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parks. With knitting styles from well known shops reminiscent of Purl Soho, Hill nation Weavers, and Churchmouse Yarns, Knitting Pearls is by means of turns pleasant and heartbreaking, joyous and clever. those own tales by means of award-winning writers have fun the moments of loss and love intertwined within the rhythm, ritual, and delight of knitting.

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A dedicated wife could whip up a pair of suspenders in gray cotton. And for the Victorian woman, there were knit dainty slippers — with cork soles — to pull over her boots for evening parties. 44 Patterns for Victorian oddities defy imagination. Godey’s offered a pattern for a crocheted boa with knit The Victorian knitter who wished to apply knitting to creative new uses needed to look no further than the knit egg holder in The Art of Knitting, 1892. This rabbit penwiper could be knit using strategically placed increases and decreases to craft the shape of a rabbit.

64 Opposite Page: Eastman Johnson’s 1861 painting Knitting for Soldiers captured the mood of the Civil War era on both sides of the fight. Young and old took up their needles and yarn to make everything from warm socks to bandages for their soldiers. qxd 6/29/07 Sojourner Truth set aside her knitting for a moment while posing for a photograph on a print card, dated 1864. Born into slavery in 1797 in New York, she was originally named Isabella Baumfree by her Dutch slaveholder family. She gained freedom in 1826 when New York emancipated all slaves.

Qxd 6/29/07 11:19 AM Page 39 Chapter Three Knitting for the Civil War B efore the War Between the States, America was not a united nation. While the North had grown into an economic and industrial giant, the South relied on a one-crop econ- omy — king cotton — based on slavery. The Victorian sense of moral righteousness over slavery permeated ideological and economic division between North and South. ” A self-taught circuit lawyer with humble origins, Lincoln opposed slavery on moral grounds, although his overriding goal was to hold the Union together.

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