Whether or not you are passionate about knitting, this book is a fantastically entertaining read. I must admit that when I first picked it up, I was expecting a tale of some fusty old ladies who gather for a knitting group and gossip to pass the time away. I was quite pleasantly surprised when I was a few chapters in and realized there were only a handful of the stereotypical old woman knitters in this book. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the older generation, but a book marketed towards them might not be the most entertaining read.
Knitting is only one of the subjects in this book that is a nice blend of romance and fictional reality. Many of the scenes in this book made me eager to keep reading and to get to know the characters better. A knitting shop owned by a mother and daughter, a deli next door that they enjoy frequenting, and many good friends that gather every Friday night to knit and make conversation are all ingredients that make this book the delicious concoction it is.
Language/Profanity: 5 religious exclamations; 42 mild obscenities; 3 derogatory names; 1 scatological word; 2 anatomical terms; 17 F-word derivatives.
Violence/Gore: A miscarriage is briefly described and talked about.
Sex/Nudity: A man and woman have pre-marital sex, this is mentioned several times throughout the book; songs about sex are heard on the radio; a married couple is mentioned to be having sex to get pregnant; a woman’s visit to the gynecologist is mentioned briefly; sex is treated casually on several occasions; kissing between adults.
Mature Subject Matter:
Cheating in marriage; divorce; cancer; miscarriage; lots of medical references involving cancer and pregnancies.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Adults smoke pot; adults drink alcohol; a woman is mentioned to be hung-over; there is a lot of drinking at social functions.