Knitters Read Book Club
Knitters absorbed in their craft enjoy learning new techniques and sharing their skill with others. Their curiousity does not end there, however. The knitting lifestyle encompasses more than needles and yarn. Many books are published incorporating knitting in many ways. This book club is a series of monthly meetings on the last Tuesday to discuss and learn about different aspects of knitting along with others engaged in the craft. The themes of the books to be selected for reading are: Knitting Theory, Knitting Humor, Knitting Lifestyle, Knitting Fiction, and Knitting for Health and Wellbeing.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Even if you don’t knit but are just curious about a craft that is increasingly in the media and seen in the culture.
Some of the authors we will be discussing include Elizabeth Zimmerman, acknowledged to have “revolutionized the modern practice of knitting”, along with Anna Zilbourg, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Ann Hood, Clara Parkes, Betsan Corkhill, and Kate Jacobs among others.
Schedule and Book List
March 29-Knitting Without Tears and The Opinionated Knitter, Elizabeth Zimmerman
April 26-Knitting for Anarchists, Anna Zilbourg
May 31-Knitting from the Top Down, Barbara G. Walker
June 28-At Knit's End and Things I Learned from Knitting,, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
July 26-Knitting Yarns, Ann Hood
August- No session
September 27-The Yarn Whisper, Clara Parkes
October 25-Knitting for Health and Wellbeing, Betsan Corkill
Just like any book club, there is reading homework but I promise that you will feel as if the time away from your knitting will be well worth it. Of course you are encouraged to knit during our meeting and discussion.
The books are available at a 10% discount.
Cost is $15 per session or $40 per 3 sessions.
This meeting will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118
We will enjoy a social hour prior to class. Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share. There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility.
Please no alcoholic beverages.
Meeting begins at 7pm