Grab some knitting and click on the video above for our visit this week with the brilliant, funny Peggy Orenstein.
Kay and I really enjoyed our conversation that explores Peggy’s resonant new book, Unraveling: What I Learned About Life While Shearing Sheep, Dyeing Wool, and Making the World’s Ugliest Sweater.
There’s a robust discussion of very specific stuff about sheep shearing, the history of knitting, and the question of whether the sweater she made was in fact the world’s ugliest sweater.
At the same time, Peggy gets us thinking about the precious value of knitting through sadness, the joy of being new at something, and the value of knitting being recognized as an important part of culture.
Peggy Orenstein is a lot of fun to talk with—she’s a journalist with many books to her credit, but this memoir marks a different mood for her: introspective, personal. She taps into a lot of the themes that we knitters think about all the time. We feel like we have a new friend.
A good time was had by all.
Thanks to Peggy’s publisher, Harper, we have a copy of Unraveling to send to a lucky reader.
How to enter?
Step 1: Sign up for MDK emails, right here. If you’re already signed up, you’re all set. We have a new option for texting, so when you sign up for those, you’ll get a coupon code good for 10% off your next MDK order.
Step 2: Tell us about your all-time favorite knitted project. Why do you love it? Is it perfect, or imperfect?
Deadline for entries: Sunday, March 19, 11:59 PM Central time. We’ll draw a random winner from the entries. Winner will be notified by email.