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Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Lorna Miser
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Book Description

7 Jun 2009
Knitting has always meant comfort, sisterhood and caring. Now let knitwear designer Lorna Miser share the many blessings that knitting has brought to her life, through stories, patterns and memories. A lifelong knitter, Lorna s hobby has created much more than simple hats and scarves. By knitting wherever she goes, she has met interesting people, had amazing experiences and made wonderful friends. Her inspiring stories, each one evoked by an accompanying pattern, encourage readers to recognize the gifts they have received in life. Each tale, from the humorous (teaching a troop of Girl Scouts to knit) to the poignant (making a new friend while visiting a friend in hospice care) reveals how knitting can spread joy, lead to moments of connection and self-discovery and give all of us opportunities to share love and kindness.

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill; 1 edition (7 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823099520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823099528
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 23.1 x 24.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,256,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lorna Miser is the creative director for distributor Aurora Yarns. The founder and original owner of Lornas Laces, a hand-dyed yarn company, she teaches at Stitches events and at yarn stores and guilds around America. She lives near Sacramento, California.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stories as well as knitting! 30 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading this book and yes it does mention God but not on every page but it sounds like the author does have a strong faith that features highly in her life - we all have something.

The patterns are lovely but not exceptional but the book is very well presented with colour photos. I would definitely knit at least half of the patterns which for most pattern books I think is pretty good going!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much religion. 26 Oct 2009
Format:Hardcover
While I do like several of the patterns in this book, and bought the book because I thought I would enjoy reading the stories connected to the patterns, I didn't expect there to be so much talk about god. Maybe the first word in the title should have alerted me, but it didn't occur to me.

That said. The book is beautyful laid out and has several nice patterns, such as the lace shawl (named after the author's grandmother)and a cute baby cardigan, but nothing out of the ordinary. What is special about this book, is the stories that comes with the patterns - they are stories about friendship, love and how knitting can connect people. If I wasn't put off by the mentioning of religion on every page (which seems very American to me) I would probably enjoy them more.

This book is based on a wonderful idea - It just doesn't fill my expectations.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Wonderful Book 21 May 2009
By Linda Lanese - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting by Lorna Miser, is a charming book that it's almost an autobiographical knitting project book. Lorna invites us to join her on her self-discovery trip. When she was a little girl her desire to knit was born while looking over her grandmother's shoulder and watching her while she knit. She believes that her knitting skills are a gift from God and how she meets invaluable connections she's made with people on her knitting journey. With these new friends she shares her stories and listens to theirs. Each project in the book in some way represents a person that she has become friends with and has encouraged her along the way. Of course, her grandmother was her first knitting instructor. Her grandmother prided herself in knitting amazing lace doilies on very thin needles. Although her grandmother was a very shy person she would take her finished doilies two different appointments and events to show others. Most people would be in awe of her talent and she would sell or take orders for her gorgeous doilies. The first project in this book is of grandmother's lace shawl.

Lorna's mother was a very frugal knitter and a seamstress. She never had a stash of materials or yarns laying around their house. She only bought yarn and material when she knew what she was going to create and when she was finished with the project she would create something from scrapped of fibers and never cast them aside as worthless. For some reason, I was very touched by this due to the fact, like Lorna I have so many skeins of yarn that I am sure I will never use. During this recessionary time we should all take a lesson from Lorna's mother.

This book holds 25 beautiful projects for us to knit and each one has a story of lasting friends that Lorna met along her knitting journey that influenced her life deeply. When I do book reviews sometimes it is very difficult to find out anything about the author, but in this case Lorna tells us a great deal about herself and when you have finish the book you will feel that she is one of your friends.

Through people she met Lorna eventually was the founder of Lorna's Laces where you will find incredibly beautiful hand dyed eco-friendly yarns and learn more about this dedicated knitter.

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faith Hope Love Knitting 7 April 2009
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting: Celebrating the Gift of Knitting with 24 Beautiful Patterns

This is such a lovely book. I'm a lifelong beginning knitter-- no fancy patterns for me! But this is inspiring me to learn some more. Her sweet stories show such a love for life as well as knitting. I recommend it highly!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching 4 May 2009
By J. Cochrane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a nice book and tribute to friends and knitting. Love the stories and patterns.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful book 21 July 2009
By G. Gore - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I LOVE this book! Lorna is a great lady and very gifted. Patterns are varied and the stories are heartwarming. It is obvious that this was a labor of love --- love for knitting, family and friends.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely patterns and touching stories 15 Sep 2009
By Amy C - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book has lovely stories about friends and faith, and knitting projects that remind the author of those friends and events in her life. The photographs are lovely - you will want to make every project in the book! Directions are clear, and include knitting experience level.
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