Have any of you read the trilogy by Debbie Macomber? They are all novels about a woman that owns a LYS. The titles are “Blossom Street”, “A Good Yarn” and finally “Back on Blossom Street” which I just started. The patterns the characters work on are in the books and Leisure Arts have joined with the author and printed them separatly to buy. :knitting:
maybe I’ll take another gander.
I’ve just begun listening to the audio tape of the Shop on Blossom Street.
I like to listen to books on tape while I’m knitting.
Will let you know later how it goes.
I think I’ve read 2 of the books. Got them from local library. Just found out that my library also has audio books that can be downloaded from their web site so I am currently listening to the Yarn Harlot’s book At Knits End and thoroughly enjoying it. I’m going to have to go back and look to see what else I can download.
I haven’t heard of those. I love to read (always too tired to do it though). I’ll have to check them out.
I read them all and enjoyed them a lot. There are other knitty books, too.
I’ve only read “A Good Yarn”, it’s actually what got me interested in knitting. I got it from someone as a gift (cuz I LOVE to read) and throughout the book I thought that they made knitting sound so fun and interesting, so the next time I went to the store I picked up some yarn and the ‘I Taught Myself Knitting’ set from Boye and been knitting since.
I’ve read all three of them and enjoyed them very much. I have to say, Debbie Macomber is one of the reasons I’m knitting today. It was reading “Shop on Blossom Street” that inspired me, after my daugher took up knitting.
I am downloading The shop on blossom street now to my ipod. I will let you know how it is!
I love the CD of this book. Great when you only have a few minutes.
I’ve read the first two, but haven’t seen the third one yet. Is it any good? Honestly, I find her writing a bit simplistic (reminds me of the cheesy stories that used to run in the teen magazines I read many years ago) but the knitting theme had me hooked. LOL!!! I haven’t tried either pattern, but then I’ve never knit socks, either…I have knit blankets, but haven’t used the book’s pattern yet. Since I do want to do some stuff for Project Linus, I may use that pattern for that.
There’s one called “Knitting Under The Influence” by Claire LaZrebnic (sp???) that’s pretty amusing.
Hey, glad to hear the books got some of you started knitting. I hadn’t been knitting long when I read “Shop on Blossom Street”. It made me want to open my own LYS!!! Thanks to Plantgoddess+ and Jan in CA for the tips on other books. I have seen other bloggers mention Yarn Harlot’s At Knits End. I’ll have to check it out along with the other authors mentioned. If you do like to read, any of Macomber’s books are good. “Susanne’s Garden” ties in to “Shop on Blossom Street” in the end. cloud9
How IS At Knit’s End? I tried to snag an audio copy at our LL, but, none. The hard copy is missing in action.
What’s the main story of Knit’s End?
OKAY, WHERE can I get the patterns found connected with the Macomber books? I looked in SOBS book, nothing.
I had to laugh at her description of what the main character felt like, after ending her first knitting instruction class. That’s about how it is!
2 hours to teach everyone how to cast on.
They seemed thin and poorly written to me. I didn’t care much for them. I know, I know. Heresy, I’m sure. I don’t know - I just expect a lot more from a book.
Yes! I’ve enjoyed them, and I’m hoping she writes more!
It’s subtitled Meditations of a Woman Who Knits Too Much. It’s just kind of rambling quotes from various people and her thoughts on knitting as well as anecdotes of some of her knitting disasters. I wasn’t sure I was going to like it, but am looking forward to a quiet time when I can listen to more. She’s amusing and I think I will listen to it more than once.