Several books have been read since I last joined Ginny and her peeps on a Yarn Along. After reading Kate Atkinson’s two books about the Todd family, A God in Ruins and Life After Life I thought needed something a little more uplifting – not that Atkinson’s books were downers because they weren’t, they were very well written and I enjoyed them. I just needed something familiar, a family that I have revisited more than once, the Eliots of Damerosehay. This is a beloved trilogy that captured my heart and my imagination along with countless others who are fans of the bestselling author Elizabeth Goudge. Brilliant author!
Every family has its particular bright stars, and David and Grandmother were the particular stars of the Eliot family, people in whose presence life was more worth living, people who warmed you, like the sun and lit the whole world to a richer glory.
In my knitting world I am working on two shawls, both mystery knit alongs. One has gone in time out because I goofed three rows down and it was alarming enough for me to set it aside before gathering fortitude to tink back.
The second shawl is stunning and I am thoroughly smitten with the beautiful twisted stitches, tedious but well worth the effort. I feel like a tortoise working on the border but my Ravelry friends assure me they are in the same race going at the same speed. The border itself uses almost a whole skein of yarn so I need to keep reminding myself of that.
What about you? Have you read any books lately that I might like to add to my list?