Book Reviews of Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity

Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity
Zen and the Art of Knitting Exploring the Links Between Knitting Spirituality and Creativity
Author: Bernadette Murphy
ISBN-13: 9781580626545
ISBN-10: 1580626548
Publication Date: 9/2002
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Wow. The only way this book could have been worse was if it didnt include a new stitch at the beginning of every chapter. And even that was weak because it didnt give very good instructions on how to do the stitches.

This book was neither insightful about Zen nor about knitting. Exploring in the subtitle is accurate. Thats all the author did was wander around in her own mind babbling about stuff youd already know if youd read even one book on either knitting or Zen.

One ironic note: I was particularly peeved that she disbelieved that anyone could learn to knit on their own. Not only was this statement ludicrous (I actually did teach myself to knit on my own), but its hypocritical coming from an author who wants to show you new stitches IN A BOOK.
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Helpful Score: 2
Bernadette Murphy uses knitting as a metaphor for understanding the continuity of life. She talks about her experiences as well as others she has interviewed about their views of knitting, the knitting process, and what they like and enjoy about it. Every chapter is started off with a different stitch and discussion about knitting and life. Some of the stitches I had never heard of before and think would be interesting to try. She ends the book with an easy sweater pattern to try.
reviewed Zen and the Art of Knitting: Exploring the Links Between Knitting, Spirituality, and Creativity on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed stories of other people who share my passion for knitting.
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This is worth using a credit for if you have a lot of credits to use up. Otherwise, don't bother. I read half and gave up. Boring, wordy, and too long.
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This is a great book. As I am reading it I keep saying, this describes me and the way that I feel about my knitting.
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Fun read for those who enjoy knitting!