Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Knit 2, Purl 2, Kill 2 ” by Erina Bridget Ring
Erina Bridget Ring has written an emotional, thought-provoking, intense, heart-breaking, and touching memoir. I appreciate how the author describes with compassion and dignity her relationship with her aging and ailing mother. Erina Bridget Ring and her husband Jack become caretakers for her mom, as she slowly deteriorates.
Between doctors visits, hospital stays, and family drama, Erina takes up knitting as a hobby. Erina soon has a stash of yarns in her garage and is trying to create new projects. As a beginning knitter, Erina depends on the local knitting stores for guidance and companionship when she has some time off. For some reason, these are quirky people, that seem to be “mean-spirited” to Erina. Often she is missing a piece of her work and is given the wrong pattern. Something certainly feels off.
I can empathize with the author when I was a caretaker for my father and mother-in-law. It is a very difficult and heartbreaking task. I appreciate the strength, courage, and wit that Erina showed. I would highly recommend this memoir.