Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Book Review #259
Things I Learned From Knitting (whether I wanted to or not) by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Rating: four stars (out of four)

How can you not love a book that takes all the stupid mistakes you've ever done in knitting and turn them into one of the funniest stories you've ever read?  Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is an excellent writer who weaves in profound truths that you thought you learned long ago (and yet, still think stuff like gauge doesn't really matter for This pattern) all the while making you clutch your stomach and complain of pain from laughter.  

I heartily enjoyed this book, I almost couldn't stand reading it because it was just so funny.  I think the thing that I love most about this book is the fact that I can relate so well.  I have done so many things and yet in my knitter's delusion I've convinced myself that everything will be fine and have not gone on to fix the problem.  Instead I have hoped that it will simply "go away," only to be thoroughly devastated when my knitting project turns out less then desirable. If you are a knitter, you must read this book, it will have you laughing your socks off.

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