Review: Not tonight darling, I’m knitting

Not tonight darling, I’m knitting 9780715324073 by Betsy Hosegood is a good dentist office book. It has a lot of short, sometimes humorous bits you can read in short bits of time. I was fairly disappointed by the first ¾ of the book. There were no patterns or techniques that held the book together. There wasn’t anything new to me. If you are new to knitting, the book would probably be more entertaining. If you haven’t looked at as many knitting books, you might be more entertained. However, it wasn’t as entertaining as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s books and it didn’t have any useful tips in it, so I think there are better options for books.

I liked the last ¼ of the book much better. It gave a short survey of knitting from the 1930s to the 21st century. The historian in me combined with family roots in costume design probably combine to make me interested in this. Yes, you could never tell by my wardrobe, but I actually find fashion history interesting. I did grit my teeth when the book referred on p.84 to the Wall Street Crash of October 24, 1926, so even the part of the book I liked has it flaws.

Rating: 2.2

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