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{January 28, 2007}   Stockinette and Sophistry. . .Part II

You may or may not remember that I postulated in this venue some time ago about how we needed a book club for knitters. You know, an opportunity to bring miles and miles of boring stockinette for that sweater or baby blanket, knit, and have intelligent conversation with like-minded folks about interesting fiction and non-fiction.  

 Well, Franklin went on in his latest post about his library, and got me thinking. . .and knitmasala has come up with the perfect book to initiate this grand tradition, so here we go:

1st meeting of the Stockinette and Sophistry book club, Chicago chapter, will meet on Saturday, February 17, at either 2 or 4pm. The book will be The Inheritance of Loss, by Kiran Desai. Desai won the 2006 Booker Prize for this novel, and she’s a phenomenal young Indian writer. Meeting venue to be decided, but we are considering, among other options, the Julius Meinl on Southport, the Uncommon Grounds coffeehouse on Racine, and any available location in Evanston. We will attempt to meet monthly.

If you live in the chicago area and would like to join us, email me at

It’s snowing again here. . .ugh, or hooray. I never can decide, the city looks so beautiful while it’s snowing, but the traffic is always exponentially worse.


meg says:

ahh, i wish i lived there. that sounds like something i’d love to do.

hope you’re staying warm. we’re supposed to get in the teens this weekend. i’m actually excited about it. i wish we’d get snow, too!

Jen says:

I guess tis would be a good time to reveal my secret identity… was great being your secret pal. I hope the book club goes well, and I hope you enjoy the last little package I sent.


Aw, sounds like fun! Too bad I live over 1000 miles away! Best of luck with your book club though. Maybe I’ll read along and comment my thoughts. 😉

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