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Jannette
03-03-2010, 02:29 PM
If anyone knows of any good books out there that include knitting could you let me know? Either title or author works just fine. I know there was a thread about this a while back but I've searched and searched and can't find it. I'm getting ready to fly overseas and need books to load on my Kindle for the flight. Thanks so much for your help!

RosesAreRed
03-03-2010, 02:32 PM
There is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.

cftwo
03-03-2010, 03:23 PM
A sequel to Friday Night Knitting Club is Knit Two.

There are entire mystery series based on knitters - one by Maggie Sefton and another by Mary Kreuger. I found a third by Anne Canadeo. Monica Ferris's mystery series includes all sorts of fiber crafts.

Christie Ridgeway has a romance trilogy centered around a knitting shop - the first one is How to Knit a Wild Bikini.

Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street series has a lot of knitters in it - The Shop on Blossom Street is the first in the series.

I did an amazon search on "knitting novels" and the search came up with some I had never heard about before.

Jan in CA
03-03-2010, 03:30 PM
Maggie Sefton
Ann Canadeo
Mary Kruger
Kate Jacobs
Debbie Macomber
Ann Hood
Beth Patillo
Gil McNeil
Nicole R. Dickson

It might be easier to go to Amazon though and type in Knitting Novels and Knitting Mysteries. Here is the kindle store link for knitting novels
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_1?rh=i%3Adigital-text%2Ck%3Aknitting+novels&keywords=knitting+novels&ie=UTF8&qid=1267644366

sakura-panda
03-03-2010, 06:20 PM
I've only read a couple of the Debbie Macomber books. Here are a few threads with recommendations. :)


Knitting Fiction books??????? (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97013)
"The Friday Night Knitting Club" (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87834)
Knitting Books (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87856)

dreamingintx
03-04-2010, 05:25 AM
There is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.

Have read this one and also the novel by Ann Hood (the knitting circle?) which was an okay read.

Enjoy your trip overseas! Hope you're going somewhere nice!

trvvn5
03-04-2010, 08:21 AM
You should try doing a search for this topic. I know we had a discussion sometime before christmas about this and there were a lot of suggestions made at that point.

Belphoebe
03-04-2010, 11:02 AM
Aside from the "drunk" part, I totally related to the book Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Purls-Drunk-Divorced-Covered/dp/0757305911/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267714813&sr=8-1) by Laurie Perry (http://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Perry/e/B001TPXGX8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1267714813&sr=8-1). I laughed through the whole book and read it in about a day. I still re-read it from time to time for a pick me up. It has a couple cute patterns too. Now, back to my cats....god I am SO that book! (Except for the drunk part...I don't drink.)

Jannette
03-04-2010, 11:35 AM
Thanks everyone. This will really help me get started. I'm going to go looking as soon as I am done here.

melmac51
03-04-2010, 05:01 PM
Aside from the "drunk" part, I totally related to the book Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split (http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Purls-Drunk-Divorced-Covered/dp/0757305911/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267714813&sr=8-1) by Laurie Perry (http://www.amazon.com/Laurie-Perry/e/B001TPXGX8/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1267714813&sr=8-1). I laughed through the whole book and read it in about a day. I still re-read it from time to time for a pick me up. It has a couple cute patterns too. Now, back to my cats....god I am SO that book! (Except for the drunk part...I don't drink.)

Me too, except for the 30-something part...I'm 50-something. :teehee:

Oh, and he hasn't split yet...it's "only" been 32 years!

tothaisland
03-04-2010, 05:16 PM
Jannette, I have the Debbie McComber's knitting series, A Good Yarn, The Shop on Blossom Street, Back on Blossom Street, 21 Wishes.....an easy reading series with a little who done it....woven in ( no pun intended!) There may be another one or two in the series that I have forgotten to mention. Another book I like, other than The Friday Night knitting Club and it's sequel, is The Knitting Circle....passionate....intense....lovely. I recently read a knitting book that was totally different from the rest
Casting Off is totally about Ireland and those Irish sweaters....Irish men.....Irish villages... and the like....WONDERFUL....
Death by Cashmere was a deep mystery with gorgeous skeins of yarn......lovely...deliciously intriguing!