In Knitting Pearls, two dozen writers write about the transformative and healing powers of knitting...
Lily King remembers the year her family lived in Italy and a knitted hat that helped her daughter adjust to her new home.
Laura Lippman explores how converting to Judaism changed not only Christmas but also her mother's gift of a knitted stocking.
Jodi Picoult remembers her grandmother and how through knitting she felt that everlasting love.
And Bill Roorbach remembers his freshman year in college when knitting soothed his broken heart and helped him fall in love again.
Other contributors include Steve Almond, Ann Leary, Christina Baker Kline, Lee Woodruff, and knitting rock stars Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed and the Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parkes.
This collection (patterns included!) helps explain why knitting is so often the life sport of the literary set. . . . [It] includes a top-flight list of contributors including Maile Meloy, Dani Shapiro, Diana Gabaldon, Jane Hamilton and fiber 'rock star' Jared Flood.