Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kni Lit

When you aren't busy with work, family, cleaning or (hopefully) crafting... what can you be found doing?

On the rare occasion, I can be spotted curled up in bed with a good book. I enjoy many genres of literature, but my favorite is Knit Lit. Not sure if that is a real term, but if it isn't, it should be.

Knit Lit is (are you ready for this?) fictional literature with a story centered around knitting. Ta da! I know, it is a very original title. Perhaps the protagonist owns a knitting shop or seeks out knitting for comfort or maybe a murder victim is found with knitting needles in her hand at the crime scene. Get it?

Below is a rough list of the many Knit Lit novels available. I have not read all of them, so I will not be reviewing all of them. However, I have read several. So over the next few months in between posts about current projects and publications, I plan to share reviews on a few of these novels. Some are very very good and are definitely worth picking up at your local bookstore or library.

Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton (also in her Kelly Flynn series: Needled to Death, A Deadly Yarn, A Killer Stitch, Dyer Consequences, Fleece Navidad, Dropped Dead Stitch, Skein of the Crime, Double Knit Murders, Unraveled, Cast On, Kill Off)
Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum (also in her Seaside Knitters Mysteries series: Patterns in the Sand, Moon Spinners, A Holiday Yarn, A Fatal Fleece. The Wedding Shawl)
While My Pretty One Knits by Anne Canadeo ( also in her Black Sheep Knitting series: Knit Purl Die,  A Stitch Before Dying, Til Death Do Us Purl, The Silence of the Llamas

Heavier Fiction:
The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood
The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs (also in this series: Knit Two, Knit the Season)
Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson
Knitting by Anne Bartlett

Lighter Fiction:
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil NcNeil (also in the Beach Street series: Needles and Pearls, Knit One Pearl One)
Spinning Forward by Terri Dulong (also in the Cedar Key series: Casting About, Sunrise on Cedar Key, Postcards from Cedar Key)

In the meantime, happy reading!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pattern Preview

Two new patterns of mine will be released in the next week. Here is a little photo preview...


More to come... so stay tuned!