Saturday, February 19, 2011

And in the act of making things, just by living their daily lives, they also make history. (Anne Barlett)

Lately I've been collecting kniterary sightings. That's what I've decided to call them, anyway. It's when knitting (or other fiber work) is matter-of-factly mentioned in a book. Gimmick stories (like Knit One, Purl Two) don't count as a kniterary siting.

The Sheldon comic is a good example. Knitting is mentioned as part of the description, but the comic isn't really about knitting.

I have another sighting. I found this in Phoenix and Ashes, by Mercedes Lackey. The story is set in an alternative England, where magic is woven into everyday life. This book takes place in 1917, during the First World War.

The last thing he anticipated was to find his mother waiting for him in the settle at the top of the family staircase.

She had an oil-lamp burning on the table beside her, and was pretending to work on some of that infernal knitting every woman seemed to be doing these days, making stockings for soldiers.
Let me know if you have any kniterary references to share.

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