Knit One, Girl Two by Shira Glassman

Knit One, Girl Two

Small-batch independent yarn dyer Clara Ziegler is eager to brainstorm new color combinations--if only she could come up with ideas she likes as much as last time! When she sees Danielle Solomon's paintings of Florida wildlife by chance at a neighborhood gallery, she finds her source of inspiration. Outspoken, passionate, and complicated, Danielle herself soon proves even...

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Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:68 pages

Knit One, Girl Two Reviews

  • Claudie Arseneault

    KNIT ONE GIRL TWO is an absolutely adorable story -- sweet, witty, real, and dorky all at once. I love the way it weaves in craft and fandom and art and life's harder turns into a beautiful and supportive relationship. There’s something about how these characters are allowed to just BE--be queer, be jewish, be sad or excited or smitten, be nerds who make puns--and all of it is totally integral to their lives and story.

    also reaally loved Clara's relationship with her sister. always here for fun f

    KNIT ONE GIRL TWO is an absolutely adorable story -- sweet, witty, real, and dorky all at once. I love the way it weaves in craft and fandom and art and life's harder turns into a beautiful and supportive relationship. There’s something about how these characters are allowed to just BE--be queer, be jewish, be sad or excited or smitten, be nerds who make puns--and all of it is totally integral to their lives and story.

    also reaally loved Clara's relationship with her sister. always here for fun family dynamics like these. :)

  • Dahlia

    This was so freaking cute. Would've happily spent lots more time with Clara and Danielle! Fun to read different kinds of Jewish rep in one book, too.

  • Xan West

    I heart this adorable f/f romance so much. It's sweet like my favorite rugelach, and the pace felt exactly right to me. I love how deeply Jewish it is, and all the details about art and yarn, and the kitty. The zaftig MC Danielle is exactly who I would fall for, too. And I really liked the way the characters are connected to community, liked the way they joke with each other, share a fandom. it just feels so...cozy. Exactly the comfort read I needed today. The first kiss moment was super swoony

    I heart this adorable f/f romance so much. It's sweet like my favorite rugelach, and the pace felt exactly right to me. I love how deeply Jewish it is, and all the details about art and yarn, and the kitty. The zaftig MC Danielle is exactly who I would fall for, too. And I really liked the way the characters are connected to community, liked the way they joke with each other, share a fandom. it just feels so...cozy. Exactly the comfort read I needed today. The first kiss moment was super swoony for me as a fat activist. Loved it. It feels whole as it is, but I would totally read a longer book about these two.

  • Chasia Lloyd

    ***e-ARC provided by the author***

    This was such an adorable novella! A perfectly safe, comforting feel-good f/f piece featuring two Jewish women. There is so much love for knitting, fandom, colors, cats with attitudes, and the occasional pun. It's nerdy, it's sweet, it's funny. I think I grinned almost the whole time watching Clara and Danielle bond with each other.

    Plus - have you seen the title? Have you seen the cover? Perfect!

  • Laura (bbliophile)

    This was the cutest thing!!!

  • Romie

    This book was so sweet.

    FINALLY GUYS. I FINALLY FOUND A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER I CAN IDENTIFY WITH.

    This book is about two Jewish girls falling for each other, one of them identifies as a lesbian, and the other as bisexual and .... You have know idea how hard it is to find a bi Jewish girl in books .... It's the first time for me, and it makes my bi Jewish heart so damn happy.

    It's so satisfying to read a book about Jewish people, so so so satisfying. Like at some point Danielle says she can't live

    This book was so sweet.

    FINALLY GUYS. I FINALLY FOUND A BOOK WITH A CHARACTER I CAN IDENTIFY WITH.

    This book is about two Jewish girls falling for each other, one of them identifies as a lesbian, and the other as bisexual and .... You have know idea how hard it is to find a bi Jewish girl in books .... It's the first time for me, and it makes my bi Jewish heart so damn happy.

    It's so satisfying to read a book about Jewish people, so so so satisfying. Like at some point Danielle says she can't live without pickles and that's a Jewish thing : we're obsessed with pickles. Or when Clara says nobody actually likes matzo and when I'm like 'Beg to differ, I do.' It's my culture, and some people may think it's just little things, but I needed those little things.

  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)

    This was so cute and sweet and nice I can't take it.

  • lov2laf

    This novella is not a sparks fly romance and I would say falls into the cute category.

    In general, I felt some distance from the story and it ended up being an okay read for me.

    The characters are likable enough but the plot meanders some, drawing our attention to things that probably aren't necessary (along the lines of yarn dying, clean up, and meeting with some friends). I was left waiting for the meat of the story to kick in (i.e. more interactions between Danielle and Clara)...which it does,

    This novella is not a sparks fly romance and I would say falls into the cute category.

    In general, I felt some distance from the story and it ended up being an okay read for me.

    The characters are likable enough but the plot meanders some, drawing our attention to things that probably aren't necessary (along the lines of yarn dying, clean up, and meeting with some friends). I was left waiting for the meat of the story to kick in (i.e. more interactions between Danielle and Clara)...which it does, it just takes awhile and ends up being on the shorter side.

    That said, a cuteness, sweet romance factor is there in a very G-Rated sort of way, minus Danielle's penchant for swearing like a sailor. There's a nod to fan fiction and fan art that I enjoyed. And, I'm not crafty or Jewish so I was on the outside looking in as the author introduced me to knitting, yarn dying, and kosher foods.

    I liked that the elements in the story were unique and that Danielle is a full-figured protagonist...I just wish it was told in a tighter more succinct way with more interactions between our two lead characters...that, or the story could've been longer, fleshing out the romance and characters more.

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