Monday, November 10, 2008

More good reads from the knitting world

Needled to Death by Maggie Sefton

Ok... so I thought the first one in the series was not the best in knitting literature. Actually pretty lame to call it literature by any stretch of the word. But during all this hacking and coughing this fall, I was kind of in the mood for something simple and innocent. It fit the bill. I will say that Sefton gets a bit better with the second go round. The plot in book #2 has a little more meat to it and there isn't so much of that dreamy dreamy roll your eyes at the mushy yarn talk. This book was much more balanced. This time the main character takes on an almost Nancy Drew sort of roll when a local alpaca farmer is found murdered on an original hand-woven rug. It kinda took me back to those innocent days of my childhood and the beginnings of my book collecting. Or maybe that was just all a delusion from the meds. Either way, I'll probably check out book #3 since they are cheap and travel well.

Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Now there's a book that every knitter should have in their collection! Whether you're a beginner or a rode hard and well needle pusher, the Yarn Harlot will have you chuckling at her antics of explaining the basics of knitting. She's not afraid to tell her readers how it really is in the mind of a knitter. I might even go as far as recommending it to any non-knitting supporters in a knitter's life. It might help explain some antics that to a non-knitter might seem irrational, delirious, and down right crazy mad. Mysteries revealed right here.


mari said...

Love Knitting Rules! My copy is beginning to fall apart from overuse. The other, well, the first book scared me off the series. Did you know Kate Jacob's has written a sequel to The Friday Night Knitting CLub? Should be coming out soon.

Bubblesknits said...

I had the same reaction to that first series. Not sure what it was, but??? There's another knitting mystery series that I've heard good things about. I think WendyKnits just did a review on one of them...I think. Anyhow, I need to track down the first book.

Scrabblequeen said...

I've got both of those books. Good reads.