For your consideration...

Tom Hart's picture

Every month or so I get a list of recommended titles from my local library. One of the titles this time is “Yarn”. Here's the blurb.

Master tailor, Tane Cedar, wields his “Mini-Air-Juki,” handheld sewing machine, like a light-saber as a top designer to the world's elite, from debauched Seattlehama to Antarctica's wastelands. Fashion police meet the war on drugs when a fugitive revolutionary (and Tane's former lover) shows up with only 24 hours to live and a dying wish: a coat made from the illegal psychotropic Xi-yarn that can alleviate her final agonies. Tane's dangerous quest is an SF adventure rife with wry, brilliant (if bleak) social commentary. If you like SF techno-thrillers with a social conscience--like Gattica or Bladerunner--then Yarn will be just your style.

I checked to see if it was available as an e-book or a book on tape. No such luck. I used to be quite a reader until I started knitting...


MMario's picture

So he has 24 hours to obtain an illegal fiber AND make her a garment? uh-huh.....

MMario - I'm not divorced from reality - we're having a trial separation

AKQGuy's picture

Mario, remember this is a man with a sewing machine he wields like a light saber. Imagine what the man can do with a knittingmachine!?! I hear you on the reading Tom. Most of my books of late have been audio books downloaded off iTunes. It feels like a guilty pleasure if I pick up real bound book and read instrad of work on something that someone is expecting.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

So that's how Q combines the two. Kudos. When I tried it, I found myself just sitting and listening to the book, not knitting. I can knit with music, and some television or movies, just not that well with books. One or the other always grabs my attention, most of the time. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Nehkhasi's picture

:-) Nehkhasi


I'll wait until "Yarn" comes out on audiobook. I'll recommend it to my local library. I, too, knit or spin while listening to an audiobook or watching a DVD, especially if the pattern is simple or has easy repeats; I gave up television. I can spin while reading if the book is hardback and the pages will lie flat. About the only time I actually read a book now is when I am in a bathtub of hot water relaxing overworked muscles, and I read until I start getting chilled or fall asleep, whichever comes first.