Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a writer who makes me giggle. I have read several of her books, and they have all just made me lighter and happier for having read them. I highly recommend becoming a yarnharlot.com fan if you are a knitter. I was checking out ebooks available to be checked out from my library the other day and saw Casts Off as an option. This is an early work by Stephanie, which I had never read.
The premise is similar to her other books. She is able to take certain aspects of the knitting lifestyle and portray them in funny ways. She pulls this off because she is the first to admit that she is one of us, and being a Knitter, is just as misunderstood as that lady knitting in the back of church that everyone keeps staring at and whispering about on Sunday mornings. She is unapologetic about the behaviors of knitters and offers explanations and anecdotes for how the actions of knitters which sometimes make non-knitters uncomfortable or annoyed are really not that abnormal at all. It’s all just a matter of perspective… and the fact that knitters rule!
Thanks for the great beach read, Stephanie!