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STICK TO YOUR KNITTING FOR A WARM FUZZY FEELING
on 19 December 2012
KNIT THE SEASON is my first Kate Jacobs book. I realize that I began this "series" on book three, and I understand that these are continuing characters. I also realize that I did not get much enjoyment from the story and found most of the characters dull and lackluster and the story less than engrossing.
A great deal of the story involves reminiscences about Georgia, the joint owner of a knitting shop. For someone who has been dead for six years there is a lot of print devoted to her...which would be fine if there were any pertinent details that added to the storyline. I assume that the authors goal was to let us know how Georgia affected the lives of those around her but I found myself wanting to shout, "I don't care....just get on with the story" and I'm relatively certain that anyone who read the first two books would find this one repetitious and tedious.
As for the characters, let me address just two. There is Dakota, Georgia's somewhat immature, petulant 20 year old daughter whose dialog reads like she's a spoiled, immature 15 year old. Do 20 year olds really sound like that today?? Oh and how about Anita, the octogenarian whose nuptials with the ever patient Marty have been postponed several times due to the manipulation of her deceitful 50-something year old son. At 80 you would think the woman would be smarter than that.
The other members of the Friday Night Knitting Club, Peri, KC, Catherine and Luci, as well as Luci's seven year old daughter, Ginger, are equally uninspiring.
If your interest lies in knitting I would strongly advise you to spend your time continuing with the holiday gifts you have waiting on your needles. A nicely knit scarf will leave you with more "warm fuzzy" feelings than this book could ever produce. 2 1/2 stars