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Ters were long some as short as a joke The tone was personal sometimes personal than I was comfortable with My favorite parts were er descriptions of the process of making Papyrus and Tablet how it feelsow it weaves with the rest of life I felt like Oh you too Alanna loves crafting Like she REALLY loves crafting so much that she wrote a book about it so if you re not up for knitting talk then keep moving right along I love The Reckoning: the electrifying new novel from bestseller John Grisham hearing people talk about what they re passionate about so I was all in for learning about public acts of crafting and knitting prom and why the second sock is the worst She uses crafting this common threadaha throughout er life to get to the complicated things friends relationships family anxiety graduation body image she covers it all in yarnI found this book sweet surprisingly earnest and funny and uite vulnerable I imagine that several of the essays were tough to put on paper let alone print them in a published work one of the most moving passages was when she embroidered the lies er inner voice was yelling at The Provocateur her imagine you are not enough within an embroideryoop Her voice and personality really come through in the writing which is always a delight to readThat s something I ve always loved about crafts they can contain so much meaning stand for so much than they are and still just be exactly their own shape and size It wasn t as good as I thought it would be Too much anxiety not enough knitting I loved Trading Christmas her descriptions ofer relationship with Never an outbreak her grandmother though I will pretty much always pick up a book if it pertains to knitting As a fan of Stephanie Pearl McPhee s knitting centered writing I was expecting a series ofighly identifiable essays where I would see myself or something very similar reflected in the writing I did find a good deal of that as someone whose crafts also make an apartment a Pride home and who alwaysas at least one project in any given bagThe thing of it is though that Pearl McPhee Men has er a wider set of life experiences to draw on Okun is still fairly young and it comes through freuently particularly in all the relationship angst that permeates the pieces as well as iner efforts to make each dwelling Isotopic Carbon home through crafts ander mother s The Robotics Primer (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents) (Intelligent Robotics Autonomous Agents Series) help I suspect that content may be relatable content to other readers than it was for me It was a light easy read easy to pick up and read an essay or two between things though so I did enjoy it just not as much as I wasoping going into Front of usOkun lays Step Out of Your Story herself bare and takes readers into the parts of themselves they often keepidden Yet at the same time she finds The Eyes of the Dead humor in the daily indignities all crafters must face like when you catch the dreaded Second Sock Syndrome and can’t possibly finish the second in a pair Okunas written a book that will speak to anyone who as said to themselves or to everyone within earshot “I made that?.
SUMMARY The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater
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See my review on booktube Unsurprisingly The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is very Buzzfeedesue it s often funny sometimes thought provoking and also a bit all over the place I liked it but wanted to like it My old roommate and I used to talk about ow satisfying it is to just look at your knittingcrocheting How proud you can feel to make something from nothing all on your own How Calebs Tempting Mate (Saber Chronicles happy you can feel imagining its future My roommate told me stories about learning to knit advised me on the best yarn forats and blankets and warned me about the sweater curse too It s particularly satisfying to bond with someone like this and Alanna Okun does it with words alone nary a skein in sight Her book is cozy and comforting and ABC honestIt might be tooonest though Hearing a late twenty early thirty something lament Odd Man In her ineffectiveness in romantic relationships makes me cringe at first why why why didn t you leave this in your journal where it belongs and then scoff well the common factor in all these relationship is you so Yet the book shines when the author opens up abouter family relationships the ache of time passing the anguish of growing up and Palace Intrigue (A Medieval Tale her own struggles and failures to be a better granddaughter a better daughter a better sister In the best piece abouter sister s mental ealth and time in an inpatient program she writes sincerely and poignantly It made er sad that they weren t allowed scissors or other sharps Even though she d been in school to make collages and prints and all kinds of things and the scissors were never the problemI wish that Okun Carlyle Marney had gone deeper with this book it would ve been difficult to maintain its lightheartedness butere s the thing I think she could Shameful have done it I wanted from it but I still thoroughly enjoyed reading The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater and I m really looking forward to from Alanna Okun I started listening to this book last month and somehow managed to not finish it until now and I m so glad I found this collection of essays Listening to the author read I was taken aback atow much I related to er I shouldn t ave been given that this is a book telling stories about Sacred Landscapes how craftingas been a Angel Without Mercy (Agnes Carmichael, huge part ofer life Each stitch is a step forward is not uite the final line but pretty darn close But it s incredibly not wrong and in true crafters fashion I want to embroider that onto something Every so often she would say something that made me stop what ever I was craft. The Curse of the Boyfriend Sweater is a memoir about life truths learned through craftingPeople who craft know things They know Gold Rush how to transform piles of yarn into sweaters and scarves They know that some items like woolen bikini tops are better left unknit They know that making aat for a newborn baby isn’t just about crafting something small but appreciating the beginnings of life which sometimes elps ma.
Ing of course I crafted and listened and go Oh Me too That s me And I would smile and go back to what I was doing Basically I m just really glad she wrote this Because now I don t feel so alone in my crafting DNF Made it through 14 of the book and there is just no substance to any of the stories I would ave preferred knitting references and less whining about losing Hunted her boyfriends Even though I was excited for this book I was nicely surprised I seldom enjoy the pop culture memoirs thatave proliferated these days with all the footnotes exclamation points unfiltered inner monologue to page transcriptions and just I don t know mannerisms in place of substance However these are thoughtful well written essays and it was unexpectedly wonderful to read about being a knitter I didn t realize this was an area of representation I was missing The strongest pieces were lovely explorations of Okun s relationships with family members and friends Less effective were those not anchored around an event or relationship where the tie in to crafting seemed strained or unnecessary And I winced through the very candid descriptions of Gingerbread Heart her early romantic relationships was it relatable Of course Do I want to revisit young adult love in painstaking emotional detail Not even a little but that s just me Received the ARC in a Goodreads giveaway Amusing in places moving in places but it never really wowed me even as a knitter Possibly because it felt like a memoir than a collection of essays about crafting though crafting is certainly the overarching theme And it s the memoir of a millennial though she claims early on toate that word who doesn t ave a long or fascinating enough life yet to fill a memoir I received an advanced copy at the New York Sheep and Wool Festival Miss Okun even inscribed it To Christine Congrat on breaking the curse Dan was with me carrying one of the 4 sweaters I d knit im before we were married it was too Biz Talk-2 hot to wear it bute s that loyal We ve been married 24 yearsThe book itself is a collection of essays lists and stories I felt like I d met Ricky Ricottas Mighty Robot vs the Stupid Stinkbugs from Saturn (Ricky Ricotta, her family and friends mourned overer losses and cheered A Historical Atlas of Tibet her successes wither It was lovely for reading aloud on the way The Last Awakening (Curse of the Phoenix, home from Rhinebeck as myusband drove on the Mass Pike and through the fall when I wanted something short to read before sleeping The cadence of the book alternated long and short like stockinette taking turns with two color brioche Some chap. Ke peace with the endings They know that if you knit your boyfriend a sweater your relationship will most likely be over before the last stitchAlanna Okun knows that crafting keeps Italian Warships Of World War II her anxiety at bay She knows that no one will ever be as good a knitting teacher aser beloved grandmother And she knows that even when we can’t control anything else we can at least control the sticks string and fabric right in.
Alanna Okun is a writer editor and crafter living in New York She's currently a senior editor at Racked and worked at BuzzFeed for a while before that Her work has appeared on NPR Brooklyn Magazine Apartment Therapy Vogue Knitting The Hairpin The Billfold and other places She's also done segments for The Today Show Good Morning America and a whole bunch of local and national televisio