A quirky collection of knitting tips, humor, and patterns. To Knit or Not to Knitis a unique Dear Abby/mini knitting essay collection, offering humorous tales of triumph and terror on the needles, with a witty nod to the famous and infamous throughout history. As Mrs. Wicks happily quotes everyone from William Shakespeare to Beatrix Potter, she adds her own wit and wisdom to answer a variety of questions on knitting ranging from "Is there a quick fix for dropped stitches?" to "My boyfriend says my passion for knitting is stronger than my passion for him-what should I do?" A number of Mrs. Wicks's own patterns are sprinkled throughout, along with her sound advice for stitches dropped and love gone wrong. Ever the optimist, she advises her readers to pick up their needles, dust off their hearts, and cast on without looking back. To Knit or Not to Knitis a quirky, enjoyable read, making it the perfect gift for the passionate knitter and thoughtful reader alike. "Long gone are the days where knitting was as sure fire a way to send you to sleep as a cheeky Valium-just ask Elvira Woodruff. The children's book author has turned her attention to the wooly stuff. This collection of knitting-related essays and tongue-in-cheek answers to common casting-on problems, interspersed with real patterns, will put a wry smile on your face as your hands make magic with those needles." -My Daily UK "I love this book! It is cleverly written in the voice of Mrs. Wicks who is like a Dear Abby for knitters. The format is that a knitter sends Mrs. Wicks a question. Mrs. Wicks aka Elvira answers the question with humour, honesty, and the wisdom of a long-time knitter." -Getting Stitched on the Farm with Kristen Nicholas "It's a great read and I think it would make the perfect gift for any avid knitter as there are tips galore and even patterns." -Lucinda Guy, Hand Knits & Things
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