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    • A Stash of One's Own

    • Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins, Kate Udall, Eliza Foss
    • Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    In tales from 21 knitters, Clara Parkes examines a subject that is irresistible to us all: the yarn stash. Anyone with a passion has a stash, whether it is a collection of books or enough yarn to exceed several life expectancies. With her trademark wry, witty approach, Parkes brings together fascinating stories from all facets of stash-keeping and knitting life - from KonMari minimalist to joyous collector, designer to dyer, spinner to social worker, scholar to sheep farmer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this book!

    • By Pat Margulies on 04-03-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Knitlandia

    • A Knitter Sees the World
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194

    Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Clara Parkes' 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' 13th arrondissement.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not what I expected but even better

    • By Nanciann Nowlen on 09-21-16

    Regular price: $24.50

    • The Yarn Whisperer

    • My Unexpected Life in Knitting
    • By: Clara Parkes
    • Narrated by: Clara Parkes
    • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    In The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful from start to finish

    • By Beth E. on 06-08-16

    Regular price: $24.50