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09-04-2006, 01:48 PM
Is the second one as funny as the first?

09-04-2006, 02:18 PM
Secret Life of a Knitter (is that what it's called??) is really really good. It is more like short stories than quick little anecdotes. Really entertaining, touching, laugh out loud, great reading!

09-04-2006, 02:19 PM
Which is the first? I just recently purchased and read "Knitting Rules" and really liked it....

09-04-2006, 02:26 PM
I think Knitting Rules is the third one. The first one is Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much.

09-04-2006, 02:30 PM
Hmm, does Knitting Rules have stories in it?

And I just checked Amazon and she has 4 books! Wow.

I'm reading through Yarn Harlot The Secret L OAK so slow! Cause I dont want it to end!

09-04-2006, 02:47 PM
Knitting Rules does have some stories in it but it also has a lot more stuff on actual knitting stuff - techniques, categories of projects (a whole chapter on scarves, a whole chapter on socks, etc.). It's also very good.

09-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Dont quote me on this but I think this is the order of the books, Cast on, Women Who Knit Too Much, Yarn Harlot, and Knitting Rules.

09-05-2006, 12:07 AM
The order is close, but not quite. The actual order (with dates from Amazon) is:

"At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much" - Mar 15, 2005
"Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter" - Sep 1, 2005
"Knitting Rules!: The Yarn Harlot's Bag of Knitting Tricks - Mar 1, 2006
and finally "Cast Off" - which she is still writing and is scheduled for publication Mar 30, 2007.

I enjoyed all three. The first two are best catagorized as "knitting humor," while the third is a humerous book of tips and tricks. No clue on the contents of the forth - she hasn't hinted on her blog as far as I have seen.

09-05-2006, 12:26 AM
Perfect timing for this topic. She's coming to Portland this week, and I thought I should probably buy one of her books at the signing. Thanks!

09-05-2006, 04:34 AM
I have all three of her books and they really make me laugh out loud!!!! I think the third book was my favorite. I can't wait until her next one....I'll buy it. :muah: