A couple of weeks ago Princeton Architectural Press asked if I was interested in receiving a copy of Barbara Levin’s new book People Knitting: A Century of Photographs. Enticed by the title, I said “yes.” I’m writing now to say that I’m not disappointed!
Measuring just 5 1/4″ by 7 3/4″, this little hardcover book is packed with photographs that document and pay tribute to knitters from the 1860s to the 1960s. The images depict soldiers and nurses from both world wars, school children, and various groups of men and women of all ages knitting for themselves, the troops, and their friends and families. From notable figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Sojourner Truth, and actresses Betty Grable and Doris Day, to a group of prisoners, People Knitting reflects the incredible diversity of knitting enthusiasts.
This is the kind of book that I like to display on my coffee table to prove to non-knitting friends and family that I’m not alone in my passion.
To enter you name in a drawing for this sweet book, respond to this email telling me the last time someone took a photo of you knitting. I’ll announce a winner Saturday, November 19.