LOOKING FOR A WAY TO REDUCE STRESS, STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS, & MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN TODAY’S WORLD?
KNITTING IS YOUR ANSWER!
KNIT WITH LOVE: STORIES TO WARM A KNITTER’S HEART
A collection of tales, tips, and spiritual truths for beginners to lifelong knitters
Knitting brings blessings to both sides of the needles. To the estimated 38 million knitters in America, it brings the satisfaction of a completed project and the joy that comes with giving a handmade gift. The recipients of these treasures discover the warmth and comfort knitting can provide. Lisa Bogart knows first-hand how knitting is enjoyed by the knitter and those around her (or him!).
Bogart’s new book, Knit with Love, (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1970-8, $12.99, 176 pages, October 2011) shares amazing anecdotes, from a Staff Sergeant in Iraq who started a group of knitting soldiers, to a high school guidance counselor who recruited athletic and academic students alike for knitting during the lunch hour. It also includes a fascinating look at knitting throughout history, the many ways knitting can contribute to the community, various tips and tricks for the knitter, even a step-by step plan for starting your own knitting group.
Friendships, outreach, advantages, and how-tos-it’s all here! Bogart tells knitting tales that will inspire, encourage, and make you smile. Rediscover your love for the craft and the creativity, passion, and peace that come with your talent.
If you’re a knitter, your life is probably in this book. If you aren’t, you’ll probably wish you were after reading the stories here.
It starts where every knitter starts by casting on and ends when you bind off and work in the loose ends.
Every knit project is a project of love. No one knits something either for self or others without putting love in every stitch.
Very often a knit project is one of prayer. These projects usually include items for charity. If you don’t have a charity, I’ll share mine with you. You can learn more about the Cheyenne River Reservation here.
I think you’ll enjoy this book as much as I have. Now I’m off to get back to those slippers I’m knitting for the elders at the rez.
***Thank you to Donna Hausler for providing a review copy.***
Lisa Bogart will be conducting a “knit tour” at shops around the country. For more information on where you can meet Lisa, go to: http://www.lisabogart.com/html/newsevents.html.
Lisa Bogart holds a degree in Fine Arts from Colorado State University and works at Piedmont Yarn & Apparel in Oakland, California. Lisa belongs to three knitting circles and also enjoys needlepoint and scrapbooking. She lives in San Rafael, California.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life. They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet.
Available October 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group