I like books about knitting. I do not mean pattern books, which I do love, but aren’t what I am referring to here. I mostly mean memoirs or essays. I also read novels that involve knitting, but they aren’t my favorite. Most of the novels I’ve come across are genre series, a category of books I do not often read, regardless of knitting references, as I tend to get bored with them after a couple books. There’s not a lot of knitting memoir and essay books out there, so a couple months ago, I went poking around on Amazon to see if I could find any that I had not read. I looked in the “Coming Soon” list and found To Knit or Not to Knit (Is that even a legitimate question?! Of course there will be knitting!). It sounded interesting, so I pre-ordered it and then forgot all about it until it arrived on my doorstep a week ago, a couple days before the official release date. Since I was in the midst of dealing with Pepper’s health, I did not get to read it until last night. I’m sorry that it took me so long to get to it, as I quite enjoyed the book!
I have a small collection of children’s picture books, even though Chris and I do not have any children. Most are books I personally loved as a child. When I come across amazing children’s books, I add them to my collection. When children visit our house, they get to check out the collection and I occasionally pick one up and read it myself just because it makes me happy. This weekend, I unexpectedly stumbled across a picture book featuring knitting, so of course it came home with me!