This is the first book by Nicole Dickson. When I began reading Casting Off I was skeptical that it was going to be too simple in nature, not the intellectual type of read that I normally seek out. But again, as in another previous fictional knitting book I read, I quickly became enchanted. Each chapter heading defines a different Irish stitch and/or combination of stitches and how it is constructed. Casting Off is the story of two very conflicted individuals, each who suffered tragic events in their past. These events have left them haunted by their past, each unable to let go and move on with their lives. Rebecca is raising a daughter on her own and overly protective. Sean is a loner and eccentric, with a keen eye for the rapidly changing weather conditions of this small island on the western coast of Ireland. Despite their differences, and Rebecca's wariness of Sean, the two lives intersect in ways neither would ever have believed could happen. As usual with books involving knitting, I am inspired to knit some cables and bobbles! Check catalog for availability.
- Submitted by Mary S. @ MPL Central