I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for my honest opinions/ review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing by Lee Gant
on April 15, 2015
Genres: nonfiction, memoir
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In her inspiring book, Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing, master knitter, teacher, and widely published knitwear designer Lee Gant shares real-life stories about the power of knitting.
As an employee of three different yarn stores, a teacher of countless knitting classes, and a volunteer with at-risk youth, Lee has had the opportunity to gather diverse stories.
The stories Lee shares about herself and fellow knitters from around the world illustrate how each stitch and purl can comfort and calm, heal and renew. A suicidal teenager crochets through pregnancy. A dying woman finds comfort in the company of knitters. A woman finds the courage to face her estranged parents. A woman going blind realizes she can still knit — and experience life. And Lee’s life, riddled with more than just anxiety, has at last become stable and productive. This book includes stories of women, men, and teens who have experienced profound change and enlightenment through knitting and crochet.
|Love in Every Stitch is a tale of every girl who knits, and how knitting saves lives.
Every crafter knows that his/her craft can save their soul – and for some people, I do mean this literally. Any knitter or crocheter has either knit through a loved one’s dying, or knows of someone who has. I sat and crocheted nothing but granny squares when my grandmother died, and knit a vest when my grandfather was dying.
And my story is not much different from all the others out there. Lee Gant will make you laugh and cry – sometimes both on the same page. Gant has a history that is different from mine, and she has a fantastic way of sharing it with you.
It’s not a story that you will probably want to sit and read in one sitting – it’s too emotional – but it’s definitely a must read.