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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
One of the stories in the book explains why an afghan might look like this.

Lara's Library (Sort of): Knitting Memories

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
Cute little drawings are in-between chapters throughout the book.

Ok, confession time.

I haven't reviewed ebooks here before because I didn't have a good way to get an image to go with them.

But, that has all changed, recently.

I received an iPad for Christmas this past year, and it turns out that the ACPL loans ebooks through a system called Overdrive.

Knitting Memories: Reflections On the Knitter's Life, is the first such book that I managed to choose, download and read with success (it took me a few tries to get it right).

So, I can write about them because I know how to get them, and I even have a way to "shoot" images of pages in the books.

Knitting Memories is a collection of essays, somewhat like the KnitLit series of books. The book's title could be taken as the memories of knitting or making memories through knitting. Both apply.

One of my favorite essays was also the most scary - Lily Chin writing about the time she was knitting on such a tight deadline that her husband had to feed and dress her "like a baby" because she, literally, did not have time to do these things for herself.

The writing is sometimes uneven, but all of the stories are heartfelt, and some will be familiar to anyone who knits for a living (or wants to).

Overall, a nice little book with some fun perspectives on what we love.

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