Friday Night Knitting Club was my Book Club’s pick this month. It’s the story of a single mother who opens a knitting shop in New York City. Through a series of coincidences, a little knitting group materializes, and begins to meet in the knitting shop on Friday nights (hence the title). The bulk of the story takes the reader through the shopowner’s life conflicts, and the rest of the knitting group’s immediate experiences. It’s a story of women, friendship, love, and motherhood.
It’s also a story I still can’t decide if I liked. I finished the book on Saturday, and have visited it again and again, rereading passages and looking up specific points to the story. I almost feel like there is more to the story that was left untold, or maybe I just want the story to be different. But even though I can’t decide if it ranks as one of my favorites, I think because of my indifference it’s worth the read. It will give you something to discuss with your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins….It will give you something to think about.
And it might make you want to knit. I kinda do.