Posted on August 21, 2004 at 3:37 am

Just a little list of the kids books around my house that feature knitting or spinning. Please, if you know of some that I’ve missed, let me know! I’m always looking for positive images of fiber arts so that my kids grow up with the impression that this part of me, at least, is normal.

Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie dePaola
A boy shepherd shears his sheep, dyes, spins, and weaves himself a new red cloak.

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
A family takes the passing year to prepare goods for market in 19th century New England. Spinning and knitting featured.

Sophie’s Masterpiece : A Spider’s Tale by Eileen Spinelli
A knitter is a spider’s last chance at friendship.

Boy’s Don’t Knit by Janice Schoop
Or do they? Grandfather teaches a boy and his friend the practicality and the joy in hand knits.

The Mitten : a Ukrainian Folktale by Jan Brett
Grandmother’s good knitting keeps a cavalcade of animals warm in winter.

Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw
Sheep are nutty drivers, but one never walks away from a crash without her knitting.