(It's a Purl Thing)

It s a Purl Thing A fun frothy novel about friendship and knitting Scottie feels like her whole world is turning upside down Then she discovers knitting and it s as if she s been thrown a cashmerino lifeline Soon Sco

  • Title: (It's a Purl Thing)
  • Author: Elizabeth Lenhard
  • ISBN: 9780142406953
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • A fun, frothy novel about friendship and knitting Scottie feels like her whole world is turning upside down Then she discovers knitting, and it s as if she s been thrown a cashmerino lifeline Soon Scottie and her best friend Amanda along with new friends Bella and Tay find themselves hanging at their local yarn store, a magical place called KnitWit, bound together by aA fun, frothy novel about friendship and knitting Scottie feels like her whole world is turning upside down Then she discovers knitting, and it s as if she s been thrown a cashmerino lifeline Soon Scottie and her best friend Amanda along with new friends Bella and Tay find themselves hanging at their local yarn store, a magical place called KnitWit, bound together by a yen for yarn and a hunger for friendship Their stitches and their relationships become so intertwined that it s hard to remember which came first the girls or the purls Chicks With Sticks is not just for crafty types through it does include several knitting patterns and projects It s for anyone who s ever found friends in the most unlikely place or wanted to Sometimes you just need some string and sticks with some full fat hot chocolate on the side to get you there.

    • [PDF] ↠ Free Read ☆ (It's a Purl Thing) : by Elizabeth Lenhard ½
      394 Elizabeth Lenhard
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ↠ Free Read ☆ (It's a Purl Thing) : by Elizabeth Lenhard ½
      Posted by:Elizabeth Lenhard
      Published :2018-08-22T08:31:07+00:00

    1 thought on “(It's a Purl Thing)”

    1. Reviewed by Cana Rensberger for TeensReadTooFifteen-year-old Scottie has trains roaring through her dreams at night, resulting in hours of early morning insomnia. It's been like this since Aunt Roz's funeral. To make it worse, she's begun to feel like a stranger in her own home-turned-art gallery. Her mother spends days in a trance creating bizarre paintings that have become the new "must-have" art, and her dad spends hours on the phone schmoozing potential buyers and scheduling the next art par [...]

    2. This book made me want to learn how to knit, and to wish that I'd had something like knitting to turn to in high school, and a store like KnitWit to go to. I'm just past my own cheesy teenage angst now, so I was able to go back to a place in my mind where it wasn't so cheesy at all.I really liked the characters, and the pages just kept on turning, because it was fun and easy to read - but not easy in a dumbed-down way, because it was well-written. It's nice to read a book in which adolescent gir [...]

    3. Scottie is a sophomore in high school who is going through a rough time—her favorite aunt in the world just died in a tragic accident, her parents act like they’re from another planet, and she and her best friend Amanda are no longer as close as they once were. She first encounters knitting while sitting shivah. After her aunt’s funeral, Scottie is watching the adults wander around sadly when her Aunt Lucille spots her and basically forces her to learn to how to knit. Scottie humors her (j [...]

    4. A cute book about a teen girl and the friends she makes whilst learning to knit. I felt that tried a bit too hard to balance a message of Knitting is Fun! with more serious issues. Her relationship with her artistic mother was almost cartoonish, which I would have been all right with, if the other strong subplot hadn't been a very serious one about how her best friend was struggling with a learning disability. I think she should have kept it lighter, but it was a good read for budding knitters a [...]

    5. cute, but totally unrealistic. the teens learn to knit in days and go from scarves to sweaters immediately. they never seem to buy anything from the store (yarn is expensive yo), they just wander in and out whenever they feel like it, etc. so that was annoying, but still cute

    6. You know, I liked this book. I can't bring myself to rate it higher than three stars, though, because of a couple of things.First, the character "Alice" is one of the biggest Mary Sues who ever Sued. Now, I don't have anything against using your personal life experience in writing. In fact, I think it makes the writing more believable and immediate. However, it's the lack of flaws in characters, their utter perfection at everything they touch, that makes me start to pull away from the writing. Y [...]

    7. It's hard for this lifelong knitter to imagine that there is actually a genre of books all about how disparate people (mostly women) can come together and solve their problems while they knit. But there is. In this particular case, it is a group of teenagers--one somewhat average girl who is ignored by her famous artist-mother and grieving the death of a much-beloved aunt, a beautiful girl from a very wealthy family who struggles with a learning disability, a "free-spirit" who wears her blond ha [...]

    8. This novel is one of those cute, fun, Meg Cabot kinds of young adult chick books—with a couple of serious issues thrown in to make the book meaningful. Scottie, a 10th grader, feels overlooked by her prominent artist mother, and now her BFF isn’t: she’s moving away from Scottie into the “popular” group. Then, by accident, Scottie discovers a local yarn store, a new pastime in knitting, and a friendship group that helps her deal with the uncertainties that come with adolescence. Serious [...]

    9. I thought that this book was a good way of saying that different girls with different personalities can have a strong bond. Scottie, Amanda, Tay, and Bella were all different high-schoolers who were all VERY different. Scottie had some family problems, Amanda had a learning disability, Tay was a spiky, tomboy, and Bella was interesting. This unpredicted relationship was started by a knitting shop called KnitWit. KnitWit brought these very different girls together by knitting. This book was about [...]

    10. I'm still unsure if I liked this book or not. Amazingly enough 4 teenage girls picked up knitting needles one night and the next thing you know they are making huge blankets and complicated sweaters. Is it really that easy to do? A couple of women at work knit on a regular basis and I see them struggling and they have been knitting for a couple of years. That part distracted me from the story itself cause I didn't find it believable so I had problems investing myself in the story.

    11. I bought this for a buck at the Penguin sale and am really enjoying it. I bought another one but am now frustrated to find out I bought 1 and 3So far it is a cute book and an easy read. It's for teens and about teens, but I'm still enjoying it.****I asked Mom to look for #2 when she went so now I've got all 3.I enjoyed this quite a bit. Cheesy teen angst and all.

    12. Eh. It was all right, I guess. I was expecting so much more from the hype I've heard about it. I found it rather shallow and not nearly as interesting and engrossing as it could be. Utterly forgettableA: You know what's really tacky? When authors or their supporters comment on negative reviews on a review site. This was a two-starred review. Now it's a one-star.

    13. I grabbed this book because of the premise (knitting teens!), but was very disappointed by it. There wasn't much plot and the characters were not sympathetic - the only thing worth reading about were the descriptions of yarn!

    14. Aimed more a teens but still a fast read and great knitting subject for knit nuts like me!

    15. A book that teaches teen girls that fitting in is something that you can never be happy doing and that you can do anything you want.

    16. Sprinkled with knitting puns, aimed at teen knitters and may-be-knitters, those who were teens, and those of any age that knit, the plot is light, at times precious with happy coincidences. The 4 plain patterns at the end fell flat, where more outlandish would have been in keeping with the characters. A good summer day's read all the same.

    17. Fifteen year-old Scottie has trains roaring through her dreams at night, resulting in hours of early morning insomnia. It’s been like this since Aunt Roz’s funeral. To make it worse, she’s begun to feel like a stranger in her own home turned art gallery. Her mother spends days in a trance creating bizarre paintings that have become the new “must-have” art and her dad spends hours on the phone schmoozing potential buyers and scheduling the next art party. Scottie’s parents don’t see [...]

    18. Let me tell you something: for me, yarn became less of an old-granny thing and more of a crafty-type thing a long time ago. I fondly remember the first knitted scarf that I started - and then kicked to the curb, never to be finished. I also remember the second unfinished scarf. And the third. But recently, I've been on somewhat of a yarn craze, thanks to craftgawker. And that makes me a little biased to Chicks With SticksI can't really tell if I really liked this book or not. The quality of the [...]

    19. Not very realistic depiction of learning to knit. Story was a quick read and not so bad that I quit reading it. Probably won't read any more of this series.

    20. This story is told through Scottie's point of view. Her favorite aunt has passed away and she is lost. Her best friend, Amanda, is very distant and her mom and dad are too busy with her mom's painting to really pay any attention to her. She can't sleep, living next to railroad tracks and trains passing at odd hours, and stays awake at all times. One night, she goes through her clothes on the floor and comes upon the purse she used for her aunt's funeral. In it, she finds some yarn and knitting n [...]

    21. This story is told through Scottie's point of view. Her favorite aunt has passed away and she is lost. Her best friend, Amanda, is very distant and her mom and dad are too busy with her mom's painting to really pay any attention to her. She can't sleep, living next to railroad tracks and trains passing at odd hours, and stays awake at all times. One night, she goes through her clothes on the floor and comes upon the purse she used for her aunt's funeral. In it, she finds some yarn and knitting n [...]

    22. i don't see why this book gets so much crapis book was my absolute favourite when i was like 11 years old. it also might be the most re-read book i own. i loved the story, the characters, the writing style, basically EVERYTHING about it. now that i've sort of outgrown these kinds of books i see why it might not be appealing to everyone. yes, i agree, it is a bit of dumb. the characters are sometimes whiny and naive and annoying and all in all, the story is pretty much unrealistic - first scottie [...]

    23. I read this book primarily as I am interested in any books about knitting teen or adult. This one is a teen book, not overly juvenile though. The world of knitting has changed in years past. It is no longer just for old ladies and there's a wonderful therapeutic quality in knitting. This basic story is four teens becoming friends through their love of knitting. Scottie, the main voice feels invisible to her parents, Amanda the beautiful popular homecoming queen type who used to be Scottie's frie [...]

    24. Claire gave me this book, and I loved her for thinking of me. And this book WAS a really cute teenage take on knitting. Buta lot of it annoyed me. I didn't love the writing, especially not the writing about knitting. The girls' problems were interesting ones to have, and definitely different than those of the Judy Blume books I read as a girl, but still was a frustrating book at times. But, I DO realize it was written for a teenaged crowd, and that is awesome. I like that knitting is becoming po [...]

    25. You have to understand what I have been through when it comes to fiction books featuring knitters. It has been, to put it mildly, ugly.This book is a clear demonstration of what I've been saying for a few years now. YA AUTHORS WORK HARDER. I don't know what is wrong with the adult authors of the world who take a subject and smash it with a hammer rather than treat it with literary respect. This goes for love, death, sex, and yarn work. Is this a 5 star book? Not at all. It's a light piece of flu [...]

    26. Why it's taking me forever to finish consuming "Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing" — 2 years agoWORTH CONSUMING!Because I lost it. Shhhh…don’t tell Caitlin. She will kill me!A story about "Chicks with Sticks: It's a Purl Thing" — 2 years agoWORTH CONSUMING!Okay, I finished the KV book and I was ready for light and fluffy. This definitely fits the bill. It is a cute little teen novel that has knitting at its core. It certainly isn’t deep or even fabulous literature, but I am liking [...]

    27. To start off, I absolutely loved this book. Reading this book felt like wearing a big cozy sweater while drinking a mug of hot cocoa. It was very heartwarming and I would suggest reading it for a "pick me up" when you're feeling the blues. I loved the friendship that formed between the four main characters. I felt it was very believable. They had both good times and bad. Their friendship and love for each other made them better people. While some people might say the story was predictable, that [...]

    28. You know, there is just something about a teen novel that just feels empowering, you know? You are there with the character as they are struggling to "find themselves", and you as the reader totally understand because you have been there before!This is a book that I wish I had of found when I was a teen, I may have picked up knitting needles before my college years. ;) A story about four girls who attend the same school, but don't become "friends" until they all bond over some yummy yarn and s [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *