Island Wools

The Yarn Whisperer

In Stock: 2

by Clara Parkes

"Stockinette, ribbing, cables, even the humble yarn over can instantly evoke places, times, people, conversations, all those poignant moments that we’ve tucked away in our memory banks. Over time, those stitches form a map of our lives."

The Yarn Whisperer: Reflections on a Life in Knitting, renowned knitter and author Clara Parkes ponders the roles knitting plays in her life via 22 captivating, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny essays. Recounting tales of childhood and adulthood, family, friends, adventure, privacy, disappointment, love, and celebration, she hits upon the universal truths that drive knitters to create and explores the ways in which knitting can be looked at as a metaphor for so many other things. Put simply, "No matter how perfect any one sweater may be, it’s only human to crave another. And another, and another.”

Welcome

COVID is on a steep rise now, including on San Juan Island. Therefore, I am closing the shop down to in-store shopping for the time being.

The online store remains OPEN! For local pickup, choose PICKUP at checkout. Do not use Paypal Express checkout if you wish to pickup your order.

Thank you for visiting our site! We pride ourselves on quality yarn and supplies and fast, reasonable shipping.

Island Wools is the local yarn shop in Friday Harbor, Washington on San Juan Island in the middle of Puget Sound! We are just a relaxing ferry ride away from the mainland.

Whimsical Colors yarns are dyed in the shop by Julie. Come see our beautiful selection!