Zen and the Art of Knitting by Bernadette Murphy

The biggest surprise about this book is that one chapter is dedicated wholly to the handwork that is created at Waldorf schools. My kids are at a Waldorf school and I know personally, being part of the adult handwork group at the school, that a lot of love, time, patience, and effort goes into teaching the children the handwork arts- knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching, sewing, and more. The works are displayed proudly by the students and the handwork teacher at the end of the year and beauty and craftsmanship abounds.

Of course, there is a lot of book besides this one chapter (I just LOVE talking about Waldorf schools) and the stories are touching and lovely. You can really get a sense of how much the writer loves to knit and how meditative and calming a presence it is in her life.

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