Johnson County Library and The Writers Place are pleased to announce that Martha Gershun has won the essay category of our writing contest on the theme of WOMEN'S VOICES with "Channeling Marjorie".
Martha Gershun recently retired as Executive Director from Jackson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Her first book, "Care & Custody: A Novel of 3 Children at Risk," was published in June. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, SELF Magazine, Kveller, and the Kansas City Star.
Knit Yourself Calm is perfect for beginning knitters. It has clear instructions with a concise list of all the materials you need.
Betsan Corkhill, a healthcare professional that has been working with people and helping them relieve stress through knitting and crocheting since 2005, writes the forward.
Let me begin this recommendation with a caveat: you probably need to be at least a little bit interested in knitting to enjoy Knitlandia. Or have an interest in traveling . . . to knitting related destinations. Clara Parkes, author of The Yarn Whisperer and several other books on knitting, returns to delight us with stories of her knitting adventures to both domestic and foreign locations.
Being a knitter, the title Sweater Quest My Year of Knitting Dangerously called to me. Then when I got into the book I found it very entertaining. It was a factual story about a woman who said she had a bumper sticker that says " I knit so I don't kill people". I want one of those. Knitting is a relaxing repetitive hobby that allows you to create at the same time
This spiral book is very easy to use and turning pages for quick referencing for viewers. I am a total beginner by the way! What is so great about the Complete Knitting Techniques & Projects -it gives 25 splendid colorful examples and they are presented beautifully throughout the pages. I really like the step by step instructions, list equipment types for basic techniques, fabrics, decorative techniques, finishing, correcting mistakes, accessories, babies/children, and a stitch library.