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It's My Party and I'Ll Knit If I Want to!
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Knitting as the new feminism? You bet. This is a lighthearted, philosophical look at why knitting is back in fashion and the fabulous women (and men!) embracing the lost arts of their grandmothers. Knitting is in a major revival. Knitters have been spotted in parliament, in pubs, at the cricket. And they're not just over 50. They're young, sassy, professional women. What is going on here? This is third-wave feminism in action. The previous generation made the workplace the centre for action; now it's the home front. This is a feminism that enjoys a career but doesn't think that a career alone is enough. Answering questions such as: Is it okay to knit in public?; Is it okay to share needles?; and natural versus synthetic?, Sharon Aris tells you how to knit yourself to happiness and truly embrace the world of your grandmother.
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1 Knitting is the new feminism2 Knitting is the new yoga3 The good life4 The knitting circles5 Keepers of the flame6 The problem with penguins7 The slippery slope8 Boom, bust, baby boomAppendix: Knitting patternsAcknowledgmentsReferences

About the Author

Sharon Aris has been a professional writer for seven years after leaving far more worthy causes. She has also produced reality television and documentaries. She likes to drink margaritas, speak bad Spanish, cook and, after ten years, is knitting another scarf. This is her second book.

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