Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Knit Two by Kate Jacobs

Knit Two by Kate Jacobs
3 stars
Here's the back:
The sequel to the beloved #1 New York Timesbestseller, The Friday Night Knitting Club. At the Manhattan knitting store founded by Georgia Walker, the members of the Friday Night Knitting Club-including Georgia's daughter Dakota, now a college freshman-continue to rely on each other for help, even as they struggle with new challenges: for Catherine, finding love after divorce; for Darwin, the hope for a family; for Lucie, being both a single mom and a caregiver for her elderly mother; and for seventy something Anita, a proposal of marriage from her sweetheart, Marty, that provokes the objections of her grown children. As the club's projects-an afghan, baby booties, a wedding coat-are pieced together, so is their understanding of the patterns underlying the stresses and joys of being a mother, wife, daughter, and friend. Because it isn't the difficulty of the garment that makes you a great knitter: it's the care and attention you bring to the craft-as well as how you adapt to surprises.
This was a good book. I listed to this as an audiobook. The story was well paced and engaging. The characters were relatable. I wanted to hear about what was going on with these ladies and their lives. Each character has her own seperate story but you don't get confused. They are all linked through the yarn shop and its owner who has died 5 years previous. The one character that did bother me was Lucie, she has a daughter but decided not to tell the child father that he has a child. How selfish is that? Her actions cheats the father but most importantly it cheats the child.

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