Isn’t this a great time of year to hunker in and knit? Brew a cup of tea, put a log on the fire, light some candles, and listen to the clack, clack of your needles knitting.

I must admit, I don’t knit. Tried it once. Maybe even twice. Grandma B wanted me to learn so badly. She was patient, calm, enthusiastic about the craft. I was frustrated. Seems I’ve been born with two left thumbs.

But just because I don’t knit, doesn’t mean I don’t love that others do. In fact, I adore it. I’ve received scarves over the years from the best of friends and I treasure every one not only for the beauty and the warmth, but what it means to me that they produced something so special with their own two hands (and not two left thumbs like me).

Did you know Lisa Bogart’s book, Knit with Love: Stories to Warm a Knitter’s Heart contains stories of beginnings, friendship, history, charities, outreach, and community? And for those of you who are animal lovers like me…guess what can be knitted? Mats for the animals. Soft, hand-made, knitted mats to comfort our furry friends while in a shelter or rescue situation. Now that truly warms this two-left-thumbs non-knitter’s heart.

Lisa, kudos to you for bringing together a book that helps us all to see how knitting can bring people, and their community, together.

You can find Lisa’s book here on Amazon:

Knit with Love – Book Review/Comments

5 thoughts on “Knit with Love – Book Review/Comments

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  • February 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Lisa Bogart sent me a pair of knitting needles! Sweetest lady. 🙂

    I loved this post, B.J. I’d never considered knitting mats for animals.

    • February 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm

      If I could slip one, knot two (or whatever it is that knitters do) I’d make those soft mats for the animals. Alas, my two left thumbs don’t allow it, but I’ll provide in other ways for our furry friends’ comfort.

  • February 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Never thought of a blankie for pets! Thanks. and besides, my 85 year young mom is teaching her niece’s granddaughters to knit. They are 12 – 7!

    • February 7, 2012 at 5:32 pm

      How awesome that your 85-years-young mom is teaching her skills to the granddaughters! You must be so proud! And they are so lucky!


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