Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty New York Times bestselling memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes's rich personal essays invite listeners and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes listeners along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris's 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you've committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.
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"KNITLANDIA is a collection of 17 essays reflecting on a decade's worth of Parkes's knitting-inspired road trips. She describes mills, sheep farms, yarn festivals, and shops around the world that you may want to add to your yarn bucket list. However, her delivery is merely competent, and a subtle change in her tone as she shares her interactions with the well-known and newbie knitters, weavers, dyers, and shopkeepers she meets in her travels seems somehow more gossipy than enlightening. If you're looking for a listening experience that enthusiastically shares the pleasures of the world of yarn and knitting, this probably isn't your best choice. Nonetheless, if you're interested in the technical aspects of turning wool into yarn, you'll be enlightened. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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