Yarn along

I'm joining Ginny's yarn along today.

Knitting: Still working on those potholders. I made it a tiny bit more interesting by starting striped ones. Also, I decided to stop thinking about how many I need to make (24, not 28, I'll skip giving them to myself) and instead try to decide who I'm knitting these for. I think I have made enough of these squares to give each of the girls a set. Next I'll try and make my mother some (she loves them) and maybe I'll add my brother and sisters to the list. I also decided to give these for Christmas, not Sinterklaas (Dec, 5th). Feels like a relieve and that's great. It should be fun to knit gifts, shouldn't it?

Reading: The daughter by Jane Shemilt. I first heard about this book on Karens blog and what she said about the plot intrigued me. So I ordered it from the library and received it last week.
Oh my, this is another one of those books that I couldn't put down until I finished it. And then I kept thinking about it. I won't give away the ending, but it has a nice unexpected plot twist at the end and as Karen said, the family dynamics and the way the main character finds out she never really knew her daughter (or the rest of her family) are very well written.

Funny sidenote: I also kind of fell for the cover when I read that blogpost about this book. I liked the little house on it. But ours is different... (I think the other one is more fitting to the story)

So what are you knitting and reading?


  1. I really enjoyed the book overall but I could not get past how clueless the mom was! I had a feeling that the ending was going to be something like that and I'm glad the author ended it the way she had. I kept wondering why the daughter was so unhappy!! but then all of her children seemed to be....

    lovely stripey knitting!!

  2. not knitting . . . but stitching up the blanket!
    deciding what to read next . . .


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