Knitting has become the hip new trend among twenty- and thirty-somethings, with celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Winona Ryder, Cameron Diaz, Hilary Swank, and Julianne Moore leading the way. This book explores what virtually everyone's grandmother always knew -- that when passionate knitters become one with the craft, amazing things start to happen.In Zen and the Art of Knitting, Bernadette Murphy explores how knitting fits into the large scheme of life itself as . . .
-- Creative expression
-- A way to cure writer's block
-- A gift to express love
-- A way for children to develop fine motor skills
-- A way to connect generations, past and present
this magnificent work, readers find practical advice, including a
knitted stitch per chapter and a basic pattern in the appendix. For
serious knitters, casual hobbyists, creative thinkers, and those seeking
to discover an unexplored spiritual channel, Zen and the Art of
Knitting is a unique work that will be treasured for years to come.
Pretty good book. I enjoyed the stories from other knitters about what they made and how it linked to the way they felt. I enjoyed reading about others who used their knitting as a way to improve concentration in themselves and others as I used to do that also. I did find myself skimming some of the more obvious spiritual passages but overall enjoyed the book.