It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons Hardcover – 1 Oct 2008
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A knit wit if ever there was one, the multitalented Habit has found a nice platform for his stitchy sensibility. In 75 cartoons and a handful of essays, he lovingly tweaks the knitters psyche, from the compulsive hoarding of fiber to the obsessive need to cover everyone and everything we know in wool. Fans of the Panopticon blog won't see that bawdy ewe Dolores here, but plenty of the other watercolour washed pen-and-ink drawings demonstrate a similar irreverence: Noah's wife trying to smuggle more than two sheep onto the ark, say, or a retiree in a Hawaiian shirt and bucket hat attempting to pick up a bikinied babe knitting poolside by telling her she reminds him of his dear old granny. The Lost Knitting Diaries of the famous - including Jane Austen, Gertrude Stein and Nietzsche - are gems, as are the mobster, ecotourist and exercise-averse variations of Off Jumps Jack. If your idea of a sweet bedtime story is 'And then she bound off loosley on a wrong-side row, keeping all stitches in pattern, and they loved happily ever after' this is the book for you. --Yarn Market News, Oct 08
About the Author
Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. Until the widespread revival of the craft, he stitched in solitude, turning out a small but steady stream of mittens, scarves, and hats for startaled friends and relations. In February2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon (the-panopticon.blogspot.com). What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs, with mentions in publications as diverse as Knit 1 and The Advocate. Franklin’s publishing experience includes writing lifestyles features for the Boston Phoenix, reading his own essay for the knitting podcast Cast On, and writing for Interweave Knits, PieceWork, Yarn Market News, and Knitty.com. Franklin knits and spins in Chicago, Illinois.
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Top Customer Reviews
The author Franklin Habit, who runs a knitting blog of his own, gives us a few stitches in the side, as he tries to explain what a knitters world is like.
The book has various features of essays cartoons and lost knitting diaries of the famous.
The book makes a good addition to your knitting library and is fun to bring out every once in a while and read again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is so good but only if you are a knitter- the jokes are wonderful -it is so good i got one for a friendPublished on 27 Nov. 2013 by Mrs. P. C. Mcquillen
quite expensive for a fun book it was good and was a hardback but very expensive for what it wasPublished on 3 Oct. 2013 by Amazon Customer