64/100 Wound Up In Murder by Betty Hechtman

This is a great addition to the series. Casey finally admitted that having her friends help her out really makes the retreats go smoother. Unfortuantely these friends have two different styles to their crafting. One has to have a regimented idea of what is going on, what the product will look like, and step by step of how to get there. The other enjoys the journey of the craft, isn’t too worried about the end product, and feels that everyone should have a choice of what they will end up with. Since they are both trying to help lead the retreat, and the topic is mystery bags which drives the regimented one up the wall to begin with, things get interesting. Add in a bunch of people trying to pretend it is half a century ago and a dead body on the ground (with Casey harboring a ‘fugitive’) and things get really interesting.
For a fast paced, funny book, that illustrates (quite well) some of the different personalites involved with crafting this is a great read.

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29/100 Yarnitecture by Jillian Moreno

Okay, when I say I read this, I do admit I did not read every word of every glossary and index found in the back. There were several really neat knitting patterns in this book. I enjoyed reading the tips, the graphics were wonderful, I have a much better grasp of how to spin fine after reading this book. I also have a much better understanding of what I am looking for in a knitting yarn and why yarn is spun in a particular manner. I think that if you are a dedicated knitter hoping to get into spinning this is certainly a book for you. If you are a spinner that wants to spin knitting yarn then read this book and watch the video ‘Spinning for Lace’ they both have great tips.
If you are a spinner that spins for fun and knitting is a very far back burner hobby, then this is not the book for you.
All in all an interesting read!