Last year I read “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman with9/23/2021, 5:57:07 PM
Last year I read “The Rules of Magic” by Alice Hoffman with @ursula _uriarte and we basically became obsessed. I was out at a bookstore and found beautiful copies of “Nightbird” for only like $3 each and I bought them for both of us even though we had never read it. So I think it’s safe to say that Hoffman is now an auto buy for me. . So even if I don’t knit (YET. I inherited a bunch of knitting supplies, yarn, and partly finished projects that belonged to my grandma when she passed away last year and I plan to learn.) I was pretty over the moon to be gifted this copy of “Faerie Knitting” by Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman from @simonandschuster . (full synopsis below) . I feel like this book represents a lot of aspects of Bookstagram too, as a place where words inspire imagination to creation. Whether it’s how you style the photo, or products inspired by books, I think we can all relate to the feeling of taking a story from a book and making it into something tangible. . Do you have any type of crafting hobby that you do or are currently learning? I’m still working on improving my embroidery and am also still doing Monster High doll repaints. ha.Currently working on an HP inspired embroidery design and transforming a Monster High doll into a book character! . Synopsis: The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story. “How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical.