Sunday, 9 July 2006

Book ~ "Compassionate Knitting: Finding Basic Goodness in the Work of Our Hands" - Tara Jon Manning (2005)

From ~ The 20 original-design projects included in this book range from small accessory items and gifts to wearable garments. Each project is inspired by an element of the world around us, based on a contemplative theme drawn from Shambhala Buddhism and Eastern arts or, in some cases, Western notions of the magical and mindful. The unique projects featured in this creative new book invite readers to develop significant and satisfying connections to their projects, the knitting process and those for whom they knit. Knitters can deepen their relationship with the craft and explore how it inspires compassion and connection with the basic goodness in the world.

Interesting selection of patterns with sidenotes of instruction, the folklore of aran stitches, etc. There are colour pictures of the projects at the back and the patterns don't seem too difficult.

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