Knit 1 Bike 1 is the light-hearted story of a woolly cycle journey around Scotland. Textile artist Janet Renouf-Miller cycled over 800 miles on her Brompton folding bicycle, connecting with people, telling their stories and giving workshops all over Scotland. The book is the story of her adventures and the people she met. Janet commemorated the journey not only by writing this book but by knitting and crocheting what she saw. She made woolly versions of everything from the Glenfinnan Viaduct (made famous by J K Rowling's Harry Potter books), to her bicycle, worms and a sponge cake. There are many pictures in the book, both of Janet's adventures and of the things that Janet crocheted or knitted. Full colour. 184 pages."
Author: William E. Thompson
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Social Science
This book combines more than 45 years of the author's riding experiences with data collected over five years of systematic observation and extensive ethnographic interviews with over 200 male and female riders. Much has been written about hardcore bikers, but there has been little scholarly research on the much larger segment of the population more aptly called motorcycle enthusiasts. This book focuses on them--the hard working plumbers, truck drivers, and other blue collar workers as well as the white collar executives, doctors and other professionals who are mostly married, have mortgages, pay their bills, obey the law, and on weekends and holidays participate in a favorite pastime, riding motorcycles.
Ben Fletcher ist ein ganz normaler Teenager - vielleicht eher etwas auf der vorsichtigen Seite. Als er sich ausnahmsweise von seinen Freunden zum Klau von Alkohol für eine Party überreden lässt, nimmt das Unheil seinen Lauf. Als Strafe wird Ben unter anderem dazu verdonnert, seine Sozialfähigkeiten zu steigern. Dazu darf er sich einen von vier Kursen aussuchen. Aufgrund der dürftigen Auswahl und eines Missverständnisses landet er in einem Strickkurs - und stellt zu seiner Überraschung fest, dass Stricken ihm nicht nur Spaß macht, sondern er auch ein natürliches Talent dazu hat. Fortan besteht sein Leben daraus, seine neue Leidenschaft vor seinen Freunden und seinem machohaften Vater geheim zu halten...
Author: Robin M. LeBlanc
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Political Science
"A gem of a book. LeBlanc brings the women she studies to life, leading us down the side streets and back alleys of Tokyo suburbia, trundling along on a clunker bicycle, and exploring how homemakers get involved in the grassroots level of politics."--Glenda Roberts, author of "Staying on the Line"
Knitting is hot, with 4 million newcomers in the last few years joining a core group of 38,000,000 knitters nationwide. And these are primarily young, creative, connected chicks with sticks who are coming together in living rooms, knitting cafes, and chic yarn stores, and making everything from funky hats to bikinis. In Stitch 'n Bitch, Debbie Stoller-founder of the first Stitch 'n Bitch knitting group in New York City-covers every aspect of knitting and the knitting-together lifestyle: the how-to, the when-to, the what-to, the why-to. Writing with wit and attitude (The Knitty-Gritty, Blocking for Blockheads), she explains the different types of needles and yarns (and sheep, too) and all the techniques from basic to fancy, knit to purl to cast-off. She also shares her special brand of corrective surgery for when things go wrong, and offers fun and informative sidebars on such topics as how to find the best yarn for less, how to make a buttonhole, knitting etiquette, and what tools to keep in your knitting bag. At the heart of the book are forty stylish patterns: Alien Scarf, Big Bad Baby Blanky, Mohair Hoodie, Kitty and Devil Hat, Cell Phone Cozy, and Wonder Woman Bikini. And for anyone interested: how to start a Stitch 'n Bitch group.