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A Stash of One's Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn Kindle Edition
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A Stash of Ones Own largely avoids the pitfalls of repetition, as the contributors take a diverse approach to the topic. From a psychologist, an anthropologist, some of my favourite bloggers, the contributors are (largely) intelligent, honest and interesting. There were one or two that I didn’t care for, but that is always going to happen in an anthology like this.
As someone who labours under the probably false belief that I’d like to have no stash at all, this book made me slow down, assess why I have a stash and become a bit more comfortable with the tension I feel between wanting to reduce my stash and wanting to buy yarn.
One of the quotes about stash from this book says “It’s supposed to be a pleasure”, and in the end I think that’s the largest message I took away from it. I’m not going to share here my other favourite quotes, because you should read it and yourself and find your own favourite quotes. There really is something here for every crafter.
I received an ARC from NetGaleey, but I was planning to buy this book.
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We knitters even have acronyms built up from our shared experience... LYS (Local Yarn Shop), SABLE (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy), WIP (Work In Progress), UFO (UnFinished Object) and a million others.
This book is a collection of essays and musings by some of the best known knitters and designers, authors and fibre-philosophers. A casual look at Ravelry or Craftsy will contain page after page of patterns or mentions of the contributors to this book. The book contains an introduction (worth reading!), 23 essays (ditto) and closes with an 'about the authors' section that is well worth taking notes from to inspire follow up reading.
The voices in this volume are varied, as in all such compilations. You'll find whimsy and serious reflection. I tried to read this collection as a box of chocolates, one at a time, savoring the individual nuances.. but honestly read it like I generally eat a box of chocolates, having 'just one more' until the box is empty.
Lovely book, and not just for us knitting fanatics. I think it's a good window into our stashing mindset and justifications... so if you're close to a knitter, this could explain a lot.
Love to read stories of other knitter's concerns with having enough yarn to last their lifetime.
This is a book from other knitter's about how to they feel about the subject matter.
Should be a relaxing read as it will relate to me directly.
Most are very well known knitters to me, some are new. Each chapter features one author who is a knitter.
Loved the story about inheriting something from your mother-I got the knowledge of learning from my mother and am very happy with what I can create with it, for others.
Love hearing what yarn means to others as it does to me. Love section on the contributors and their life.
I received this book from Net Galley and this is my honest review.
A perfect read for anyone involved in fiber crafts and yarn stashes!
Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with this e-book.
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