I don’t want you to get too excited, but I’ve finished my fourth book this year. And it’s only February. If I finish another one this week, it’s like I’ve read a book a week. Which is totally a lie, but it’s my blog and my system so I can do whatever I like!
So now to the finished book. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka the Yarn Harlot who has her own Wikipedia entry) Casts Off was an exceptionally quick read. Similar to her blog, I sped through this read like Ethan plays with his catnip toy (or as the Yarn Harlot would insinuate, maybe there’s a “catnip” for knitters that was embedded in the pages of her book … yarn-nip anyone?)
In other words, if you’re a knitter and you have any decency, you should read this book. It often was poignant, endearing, clever and funny. It hits a chord with every knitter; no matter how your far your habit has taken you. I particularly liked the book’s concept as a travel guide to the world of knitting. It made the hobby I already love and adore, feel even more glamorous and exotic (like a trip to Hawaii or something). Probably my favorite read so far. Not that my other books weren’t great or moving, this just seemed to touch a chord faster.
4 books of 2008