Maybe sometimes it’s best just to ask Clara.
Clara Parkes never lets us down.
Clara knows knitting, yarn, wool, not-wool, fiber, micron count, molecular structure of fur.
Beyond that, of course, there is something much more important about Clara: she has a knack for understanding human nature, and there’s no better microcosm of life and human experience than knitting. If you haven’t had the chance to dive into Clara Parkes’s columns on life, knitting, and the grand intersection of the two, we’re happy to link you up right here.
While we’re at it, we’d like to mention the fact that Clara is now an anthologist. Her new collection of essays by writerly knitterfolk is coming on September 12: A Stash of One’s Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn.
We’re delighted to have an essay in it, and we can hardly wait until publication day. If you preorder a copy, a Bluefaced Leicester lamb will smile upon you.