Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Book I Read, But I'm Glad I Didn't Buy, I Love The Library

Sweater Quest: My Year of Knitting DangerouslySweater Quest: My Year of Knitting Dangerously by Adrienne Martini

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This book is about a knitter who decides to take on the mother of all knitting projects and what it took to complete it. I realize the premise of the story may be boring for many. But I knit so I thought it would be a good read. Wow. I was wrong. It was dull. I believe the author was trying to have her Julia/Julia moment. She even has the mantra a year of knitting dangerously as Julie had with her cooking dangerously. The only slightly entertaining part of the book was the calculations of what the project cost her. The pattern alone was $160 for an out of print book. And then she had other expenses such as a membership to for books to listen to as she knits. The real kicker is that in the end of that year:
Spoiler Alert:
The sweater did not fit!
The author was okay that the year project ended without a wearable item for herself because it was the entire joy of the journey type thing. I just finished sewing a shirt that doesn't fit that cost me $10 and 2 hours and I'm upset about it. I can't imagine a year without reaching the goal of the completion of the elusive Mary Tudor sweater.

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