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Wednesdays are for Books (A Stash of Ones Own)

I think I first read about Clara Park's A Stash of Ones Own on the Knitty blog. I was pretty excited about it. When I saw it offered on NetGalley I couldn't press the "request now" button fast enough. The book is a collection of essays by different knitting personalities, focusing on stash - what it is, why we have it, how much we have, what it means to each of the authors.
Stash is a subject close to my heart - one I blog about frequently, and spend quite a lot of time considering, so an entire book dedicated to the subject is quite a treat. Each chapter, or essay, is by a different author, and each (so far) is completely different in tone and content. So far I've read one by Meg Swanson, one on the stash stats on Ravely, one by the queen of stashers - the Yarn Harlot and an essay by Amy Herzog arguing that, although she has a years worth of yarn around she doesn't actually have a stash!

I'm reading these one each day:It feel like each chapter should be savoured and considered. I've made the mistake before of reading anthologies as if they were novels, and I tend to find that gets wearisome. So far I'm really enjoying the thoughts this books has raised about stash, and it's a fun read too! I'll be back next Wednesday with a review of the next seven essays.

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  1. I thought of a new term the other day for 'stash'… I think I prefer to call it 'Yarn Bank', what do you think?

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    1. Love it! I think you'll enjoy this book too.

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