I realised that I haven’t been keeping up to date with the books I’ve read during the summer..
About a year ago I visited my Granny and she leant me this series of books. Granny is a big reader, but alas, she is also a great smoker, so the books sat on my conservatory window ledge for a good few months before i could bear to let them in the house. ( I HATE the smell of cigarette smoke, The smoking ban in pubs and public buildings was one of the best things the last government did IMO)
I really enjoyed these books, got totally involved in the peoples lives on Blossom Street!
Four lives knit together . . .
There's a little shop on Blossom Street in Seattle. You go there to buy yarn, knitting supplies and patterns -- and now you can join a knitting class. How to knit a baby blanket: that's the first lesson.
Lydia Hoffman owns the shop, which she calls A Good Yarn. It represents her dream of a new beginning, a life free from the cancer that has ravaged her twice. A life that offers a chance at love . . .and maybe marriage.
Jacqueline Donovan, the first woman to join the class, is estranged from her husband; her marriage has dwindled into an arrangement of separate rooms and separate lives. She disapproves of the woman married to her only son, but if she knits a baby blanket, she can at least pretend to like her pregnant daughter-in-law.
For Carol Girard, the baby blanket brings a message of hope as she and her husband make a final attempt at in vitro pregnancy.
And tough-looking Alix Townsend -- that's Alix with an i -- is learning to knit her blanket for a court-ordered community service project.
These four women, brought together by the age-old craft of knitting, make unexpected discoveries -- about themselves and each other. Discoveries that lead to love, to friendship and acceptance, to laughter and dreams. Discoveries only women can share . . .
I read all these in a week in July when we went camping :)
Of course there are lots more books to tell you about, I’ll get round to them some time!
I’m off to see Granny again soon, I wonder if she will have any other delights for me!?