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Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini

Recently I was offered the opportunity to read Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini of martinimade. I don’t know if any of you read her blog or not, but you probably oughta, just sayin’. I enjoyed the book, but I am at a bit of a loss to explain it. For instance, if you are a process knitter, this book is for you. If you are a product knitter and want to understand how a process knitter thinks, this book is for you. If you are a knitter who is afraid of a good challenge and need a little encouragement, this book is for you. If you are a knitter who has ever knitted something just to prove you could, or just because you could, then this book is also for you. I guess if you are a knitter, or love a knitter, I can safely say this book is for you.

Sweater Quest details the year of Adrienne’s Mary Tudor. You may recognize the name as being one of Alice Starmore‘s designs. Why anyone would embark on a project of such magnitude and combine it with a book is beyond me, but she did it. And she is witty, and funny and thoughtful and original in the doing of it. It was a very enjoyable read, and easy to pick up and put down, which as you know is a very important thing in my leisure reading these days, what with work and ball and life, etc. Sometimes, I don’t have enough time to get a knitting project out, but a book I can eat five minutes at a time is a clear winner.

Speaking of knitting projects, mine are pretty much at a standstill, so I have a project of sorts for you: figure out a way for me to social security disability so I can spend a little more time reading and knitting and reading about knitting. Mmmmkay? ‘Kay!

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