Tonight i had the distinct opportunity to meet Ann Hood, author of The Kntting Circle at a local bookstore. It was a lovely evening, and as a friend of mine put it, "a wonderful end to the day." She shared with the intimate group her experiences with the loss of her child, only 5 years ago. During her time of grief she stumbled upon the wonderful world of kntting that so many of us have found. This knitting world is what inspired this novel. The character is kind of based on her and her expereinces. Mary, the main character, lost her daughter and she ends up joining a knitting circle. The book is comprised of the stories of the members of the knitting circle and how they interact with Mary. She did a reading of a section of the book that was just enthralling. I am just itching to start reading but i am still painfully trying to finish Knitting under the Influence. I will review this one at a later time! All in all it was a wonderful evening!