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Posted - 11/07/2001 :  8:44:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Admin's Homepage Send Admin a Private Message
Along with Knitting in America, this book remains one of my all-time favorites. Has anyone read it yet? If so, what did you think?


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Posted - 01/13/2002 :  07:17:58 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message
Knowing this is one of your two favorites tells me a lot about you! I had to borrow this book from a university library that has a fine collection of textile arts books and I thoroughly enjoyed the read and probably will read it again. I found the european historical section much easier to read than Richard Rutt's History of Knitting, which I have taken home several times and have yet to finish.

this is what one picks up when one feels hungry for a deeper connection with the craft one loves. more factual than the personal odyssey found in Knitting Sutra. there was one photo of a man and his wife with a hand operated stocking machine that still lingers vividly in my mind. (and makes me wish i had one just to see how the thing worked)

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Posted - 01/15/2002 :  5:26:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
"Are we known by the books we love?"

LOL - I always tell my fiance that one of the first things that made me fall in love with him is that when I asked what his favorite book was he did NOT say "Catcher in the Rye" (which I hate, but most guys I've met say they like because 1. you read it in school, so they think it makes them sound literary and 2. there are curse words in it, therefore making it the only book read in school they actually remember) (for the record, he said "Illusions" by Richard Bach, one of my favorite writers when I'm feeling philosophical)

I think it's not so much that we're known by the books that we love, but that we're known by inexpressable intangibles - the fact that I love knitting, read and re-read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, still cry at the end of darn near every Disney movie and love singing 40's torch songs says something about my soul and who I am in a way that words themselves can't describe....

...hmm... maybe I should go read some Richard Bach tonight...

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Posted - 04/22/2002 :  03:42:37 AM  Show Profile Send carols a Private Message
"Are we known by the books we love?"

Hmm - one of my husband's favorite books is "Lolita"...but I didn't learn this until after I married him...

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Posted - 04/22/2002 :  08:19:39 AM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
When I was dating, one of the things I always did was check out what my date was reading and also what books he kept with him. It is amazing what this information tells you about the person.


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Posted - 04/22/2002 :  12:12:27 PM  Show Profile Send chris a Private Message
I'm sooooo glad I didn't judge Tony by the books he keeps...I'd'a never married him. He has a bunch by Richard Feinman (sp??) which is fine if you're into physics. The rest of the books he has are either text books or "how things work" books. Can you guess my beloved's profession??


Keep on knittin', mama, knittin' those blues away!
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