Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book Review: When Grandma Isn't Crocheting, She's Hunting Big Game

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12-12-12: Nothing like this is going to come along anytime soon! Any of you who have followed my blog for some time know how hard I work at rambling on about how crochet is so intertwined with my life. Sadly, I must report that during our visit to the KrisKindl Market in Chicago, I was unable to make any connection, unless you count the lacy wood-carved ornaments I saw among millions of others. That's okay; it was nevertheless a wonderful way to stroll, get in the Christmas spirit with my honey and to get rosy cheeks in the crisp air!
Is that guy eyeing my purse, or have I lived in Chicago too long?
We bought authentic German Stollen and warm sugar coated pecans and cashews.
The millions of ornaments were handmade, beautiful and it was an overwhelming array!
You know if you read my blog that I am a bit quirky, so I'm delighted to review a quirky little book for you, When Grandma Isn't Crocheting, She's Hunting Big Game by my writing colleague, Kathryn Vercillo.
Only 44 pages, it is a quick but very rewarding read. Kathryn has found a unique niche to write about and she has a knack of bringing out the best in everyone especially when it comes to crochet. In these stories she honors elderly women who crochet and covers the stories of nine centenarians who still have something interesting to share. From there she goes on to cover thirty-three women in total and her chapter titles tell it best: Award Winners and Honorees, Givers, Adventurers and the Love Story which includes a husband and wife team of crocheters. No, there are no crochet patterns in this book, but the heartwarming stories of these wonderful elderly women who all made the news in 2011 shows us that our beloved crochet knows no boundaries of age. It has a way of staying with us as an important fixture in our lives until the very end! Available at Createspace.com/3739455 the book is moderately priced at $5.99.

1 comment:

Kathryn Vercillo said...

Aw, thanks so much for your kind words and for sharing this book!!