I haven’t been hiding, I’ve been engrossed in this little paperback book called Knit Lit, Sweaters and Their Stories …And Other Writing About Knitting. I’ve had this book for a long time – it was published in 2002. It’s a subtle little book and was easy to overlook. This is a compact book with no pictures or illustrations – just stories!
I loved this book and glad that I read it. The back cover says: Touching tales, hilarious stories, moving recollections, memories of companions. Yes, all these are covered.
The book is cleverly broken down into 4 parts with various headings in each part. The editing was really good. The writers were a mix of those who are well known in the knitting world and brilliant people who should be more known.
What did I love? I loved the knitting disaster section – burned knitting and road kill knitting. You have to read these to appreciate the writing.
I could have cried over the story call The Baby Blanket about a young woman having a baby that she gave up for adoption and many years later meets her son.
“The Peaceable Fleece in Foreign Parts” has 6 stories of knitting with a global slant.
The back has a wonderful section of all the contributors and their “creds”. I found that it was most interesting to read the story and then read about the writer made my reading experience more interesting.
I’m not giving this a thumbs down, but having read the book it’s not going back on my shelf. Bye-bye Knit Lit!