Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lay Down Your Needles... ~ Knit with Love by Lisa Bogart Stories to Warm a Knitter's Heart ~ Review

Knitting is one of my all-time favorite pastimes (seconded only by reading a good book), so I really couldn’t turn down a chance to read a collection of stories “sure to warm a knitter’s heart”.

            From the chapter titles (knitting terms) to the stories tucked within the pages, knitters of all levels will find a moment of enjoyment if they can lay their needles down long enough to pick up the book. (smile)

            Each chapter shares stories knitters have written themselves about their experiences with knitting. Whether they have given it away, how knitting has proven therapeutic or what they do with their knitting to minister to others, as the reader, you are given firsthand accounts.

            The only thing I struggled with a bit with this book, was I almost never knew when it was the author talking or a story from a knitter. The stories were in quotes, but I still had a bit of a difficult time separating the two. It’s not necessarily a *bad* thing, it was just distracting for me personally.

            I loved sharing in each knitter’s stories and the “accessories” chapter with books for knitters (love my knitting books!!), I plan to share this little book for my favorite yarn shop owner – being the avid knitter she is, she will enjoy these stories!

            This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers for my copy to review.

            **Available October 2011 from Revell, a division of Baker Publishers**

More about the book...

Knitting blesses the knitter in so many ways. It affords quiet time, the satisfaction that comes with a challenge met and a project finished, and a creative passion to share with other knitters. As knitting and the fiber arts enjoy a renaissance in popular culture, more and more women are discovering these personal benefits. But knitting also offers knitters a way to bless those around them with handmade gifts that come straight from the heart.

With inspiring stories, Knit with Love encourages and motivates knitters to see their own potential to bring joy and comfort to themselves and those around them. Whether someone has just picked up knitting needles for the first time or is a lifelong knitter, she will discover new ways to share her beautiful creations with others--and the peace that the rhythm of knitting brings to her own life.


  1. You are so talented Casey! I'm a crocheter. Knitting was always too complicated for me! I love to make gifts for family and friends for Christmas. Isn't it fun to have a hobby/craft that you can share with people?

  2. Oh my gosh! Are you kidding me? I'm a knitter too! Every once in while I review a knitting pattern book, if I get lucky enough to get one.

    Sounds like a great book.

  3. Hi JULIE, no, not really just a lover of having something filling my hands. My sister is learning to crochet and loves that a great deal more than knitting. I'm so glad she does. :)

    WALL, a fellow knitter! I ♥ it! This sounds like a book right up your alley. :)


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