Knitting with Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man
Submitter: Found this on our shelves last year. We still have three active copies and one was even checked out in 2016! LOL!
Holly: This book isn’t awful at all – it’s awesome! I’m posting it because it’s funny. My library totally needs this, and it would probably circulate here. I can see how it’s not for every library, but I think our crafting patrons have a sense of humor that can handle the title. Love it. Submitter didn’t provide pictures of the insides of the book, so I can’t vouch for it’s usefulness, but I do like the idea.
More Knitting Wonders:
Submitter: This book appeals to a worldwide audience of maybe five people: namely dudes who are into knitting matching man/dog Rasta hats.
Thankfully there are tons of full-page pictures featuring inexplicably euphoric men posing next to dogs that look itchy, confused, and more than a little annoyed.
In the introduction, the author writes, “I love men – and I adore dogs, too.” And that giving a dog one of these sweaters “generally results in an orgy of tail wagging, so be warned!” She concludes with, “Happy knitting, all you cool men out there!”
I think this book should have been called, “Men Who Knit & the Dogs Who Hate Them : 30 Wardrobe Fails for ‘Man’ and his Dejected Bondservant.”
Holly: Men who knit are dead sexy, but this is an odd collection of pictures and patterns. It’s almost like adding a dog makes it more manly to be knitting; like dudes can’t just knit sweaters and hats for themselves because they want to. The matchy-matchy man and dog bit feels like a gimmick. Knit on, fellas. With or without your dog.