This new spirituality of knitting addresses topics such as knitting as a popular pastime, what knitting does for our minds, bodies, and spirits, and how knitting helps people reduce stress, overcome loss, form friendships, and connect with a community. Most important, the author shows readers and crafters how knitting can become prayer.
"Peggy Rosenthal's insights, meditations, and suggested activities will enhance the spiritual practice not only of those of us who already embrace prayerful knitting and crocheting, but, also, those new to the journey of needlework done with intention. This book will appeal to anyone, regardless of faith tradition."
-Janet Bristow, Co-founder Prayer Shawl Ministry
"I read this book with delight. I write poems to the rhythm of needles. And when I knit a sweater for a friend, I consider every stitch a prayer for that person and a conscious remembrance that it is God who knits us all together into a garment that he looks on with pleasure."
-Luci Shaw, poet and author of Breath for the Bones
"An excellent read for anyone interested in knitting, community, and prayer. And if you are already a knitter, you get the bonus of six patterns with varying levels of difficulty."
-Lori Triplett, Imago Dei Arts