This endearing collection of essays, patterns, and recipes was written and illustrated by multi-talented Michelle Edwards, who writes,
Knitting is a life. And because my knitting flows into what I draw and write, what I cook, and what I read, this illustrated gathering of stories is connected to recipes, patterns, and books. Let it keep you company when you need another knitter’s voice beside you.” For her recipes, Edwards chose beloved classics meant for sharing — mandel bread, slow cooker soup — and knitting projects meant for giving — Zig Zag Baby Blanket, Quick and Easy Mittens. For Edwards, knitting and cooking are joyful opportunities to connect with friends, family, and community. Her Jewish values and upbringing permeate the book, bringing to mind the Shabbat song Eyshet Chayil, sung in praise of the woman of valor who
seeks out wool and linen, and her hands work willingly.…the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Beyond Edwards’s instructions and anecdotes is a wonderful message about what is most important in life. Illustrations, photos.