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August 17, 2004

Book Reviews

Today I received a copy of Nicky Epstein's Knitting for Your Home in the mail. It caught my eye because I have Knitted Embellishments by the same author. IMNSHO Knitted Embellishments is a much more likely to be used book. The afghans in Knitting for Your Home are eye candy, but more time comsuming than I am willing to give to a project.

Besides, I don't want a new afghan. I have the ones my Sainted Grandmother spent hours crocheting for me. She was from Kentucky and called them Africans. Before she died she had crocheted one for each of her 18 family members. Wrapping in one still feels like a warm hug from Grandma.

I began reading Debbie Macomber's new book The Shop on Blossom Street. It was suggested in one of the latest knitting magazines. I don't remember which one. It promises to be about friends in a knitting shop. So far the character development is really good but the book is just depressing. We'll see.

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Posted by Angi at August 17, 2004 10:09 PM


Hey Cindy! I read the Shop, too. It was okay, but as you said a bit depressing thru the whole thing. While I liked that it showed the "community" as being supportive and all, it would have been nice to see it portrayed as a bit more upbeat and exciting. :>

Posted by: Sheri at August 18, 2004 10:36 AM

Hey ANGI .....
It would be nice if I remembered who's blog I was reading. CRS and very tired. Sorry!

Posted by: Sheri at August 18, 2004 10:38 AM

I read the book too and would agree that it was a bit depressing. But I did enjoy and relate to her quote and why she knits.

Posted by: Kathleen at August 19, 2004 08:59 AM