Knit & Lit... and More Lit

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Knit & Lit... and More Lit

Between popular yarn bloggers and social media sites, it seems like the ancient craft of knitting is as trendy as ever.

Want to get in on the action? At our Knit & Lit club, we can teach you the basics of knitting and crocheting on the first Saturday of every month. Intermediate and experienced crafters can meet and discuss techniques or what they've been reading any Saturday at Georgetown between 3 p.m. and 4:40 pm.

Would you rather read about crafting than do the actual work? Or do you need a book to help the non-knitters in your life understand your obsession?  Here are some of our favorite textile-related fiction picks from our collection:  

Chick Lit Knits
It probably doesn't come as a surprise that many books about knitting fall under the category of "chick lit."

Combining knitting, romance, friendship, and a bit of entrepreneurial spirit, these books explore relationships using knitting both as a metaphor and often, in the guise of a struggling yarn store, the means for forming those relationships.
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The Lacemakers of Glenmara
by Heather Barbieri
The Friday Night Knitting Club
by Kate Jacobs
The Shop on Blossom Street 
by Debbie Macomber 

Stitchin' Mysteries
What makes knitting and murder go together so well? Is it the pointy needles? The fact that a wool sweater really puts the cozy in cozy mystery?

Well, we had never thought of knitting as a particularly hazardous pastime until we noticed that there are three ongoing series of knitting-themed murder mysteries on our shelves!

Solve the murder and save the stitchers with these series:
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Seaside Knitters series
by Sally Goldenbaum
Died in the Wool and Knit Fast, Die Young
by Mary Kruger
Dropped Dead Stitch 
by Maggie Sefton

Our colleagues at the Mt. Pleasant Library also put together a list of children's books about knitting.