Sunday, February 04, 2007

Knitty Fiction

I have just added another button, Knitty Fiction, on the side bar so that I can share my other passion (besides knitting) with all of you - READING - although I have realised recently that these 2 passions are intertwined as I find myself learning more about the world of knitting through reading.

Remember, sometime ago, I mentioned reading The Shop On Blossom Street by Debbie Macomer. It is such a good book that I could not put it down. Then I discovered that she had written a 2nd book, The Good Yarn & I was immediately on the lookout for this book. Unfortunately, I was not able to find the book in Perth but when I was in Singapore, I found it in Borders.

The Good Yarn is a little knitting shop in Seattle owned by Lydia Hoffman & Lydia is starting a new class - sock knitting. Three women join Lydia's class & their life stories started unfolding as they got to know one another during the process of sock knitting! I could just imagine those women sitting around the table knitting & talking - it's so real! This is another book that I could not put down & was sad when I finished the book. Thank goodness, Debbie is writing another book, Back to Blossom Street which will be released in May 2007 in U.S. I don't think we will be able to get the book in Perth that soon, so I may have to ask someone to look for it in Singapore.

While in Borders, another book or actually it was the title that caught my eye - Not Tonight Darling, I'm Knitting - what a hilarious title - I didn't even bother to glance at the contents & just bought the book - it will be a good book to put on top of my night table next to the bed!

I have started reading the book & the introduction says it all - Wny Not Tonight Darling ?

"Ever since the Reverend William Lee designed the knitting frame because he thought his wife was spending too much time with her needles, it has been clear that knitting can become an overwhelming passion, ousting interest in other activities and even people. Meals are left unprepared, clothes unwashed and other jobs unfinished in the overwhelming desire to knit just One More Row "

Well, I have a few more books that I have recently bought & I will keep all of you up-to-date with those books as I start to read them & of course, they are all related to knitting!


tiennieknits said...

I just picked up the Debbie Macomer books from the library and can't wait to read them.

Connie said...

I just finished two excellent fiction knitting books - one is the Knitting Circle and the other is the Friday Night Knitting Club. They are wonderful!

Helen said...

These books are winging their way to me now from Amazon, so you can borrow them when they get here, as you have more reading time than me at the moment.

Roseann said...

The Knitting Circle was written by Ann Hood who herself learned to knit to deal with the grief of losing her 5 year old daughter. It looks like an interesting book (as do Debbie Macomber's books) but I need to finish reading my husband's book about WMDs first which is taking me a little while.